The more common type of termite species, subterranean termites, are nearly impossible to identify without the presence of “swarmers.” Swarmers consist of winged reproductive females and males. Once they mate, they will leave their wings behind in piles. If you see swarmers, or piles of their small wings, it is imperative that you contact Burns to get rid of these pests before they destroy your home.
The dreaded termite is a homeowner’s nightmare! These insects have the ability to silently destroy your home chewing through walls, flooring, wallpaper, undetected. They are social insects that raise their young as a group, and quickly multiply. Termite colonies do nothing but eat, eat, eat! They will spend 24 hours a day eating away at your home before there are any signs of immediate damage. In the U.S., termites cause more than a billion dollars in property damage every year!
Subterranean termites infest homes from the ground up. Signs of termite infestations include piles of wings left behind as they begin to build their nest, constructed mud tubes in and around the foundation of your home, flying/swarming termites, a sunken or rippling appearance of wallpaper or wall coverings, the interior of wood hollowed out with dried mud or soil. If you see any signs of termite infestation, call the professionals at Burns! We have the skill, equipment, and treatments needed to eliminate termite infestations properly.