Las Vegas's Guide To Termite Awareness Week

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Home Pest Control
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April 9, 2021

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When it comes to home-invading pests, not many, if any, are as destructive to properties as termites. In fact, termites are responsible for several billion dollars’ worths of damage each year in the United States alone. Las Vegas homeowners need to be vigilant and proactive about termite infestations on their property. That means knowing the signs to look for as well as knowing what to do should you find termites somewhere in or around your home.

With that said, homeowners already have a lot to worry about. As such, being proactive about termites can sometimes fall by the wayside. That’s why termite awareness week was created. To help remind homeowners about the threat of termites before they become most active.

What Is Termite Awareness Week?

Termites are a year-round threat. However, there are certain times of the year when termites become more active, meaning they become bigger threats. This usually occurs in springtime when termites begin to swarm. A termite swarm is when the members of the reproductive caste of a termite colony set out to create new colonies. As termites typically swarm in springtime, termite awareness week is the first full week before spring begins. It is intended to remind Las Vegas homeowners about the threats posed by termites as well as to remain vigilant, keeping their eyes out for signs of an infestation.

Damage Caused By Termite Infestations

Oftentimes, the first sign of a termite infestation is the appearance of swarmers in your home. Except for swarmers, you are not likely to ever spot an actual termite in your home, even if the home is infested. Many people don’t realize when they are dealing with an infestation. Therefore, termites can inflict a lot of damage to a home before the homeowner is even aware there is a problem. To make matters worse, termites don’t sleep and chew wood constantly. That means, if not dealt with promptly, termites can destroy or damage any wood within a property. They have been known to eat structural wood, flooring, siding, and wooden antiques.

Being Proactive About Looking For Signs Of An Infestation

As you are not likely to ever spot a termite in your home, you need to know the other signs you can look for. That way you can act quickly to eliminate any infestations before the termites have the chance to do too much damage. Aside from seeing swarmers in your Las Vegas home, other signs of a termite infestation include:

  • Windows and doors become tight-fitting in their frames.
  • Soft, rustling noises coming from the walls.
  • Excessively squeaky floors.
  • The shed wings of swarmers on surfaces in your home.
  • Mud tubes in the soil around your home.

If you notice any of these signs, be sure to contact trained pest professionals right away.

What To Do If Termites Invade Your Home?

In the unfortunate circumstance that you find yourself dealing with a termite infestation in your Las Vegas home, contact the trained pest professionals here at Red Rock Pest Control immediately.

Here at Red Rock Pest Control, we offer effective Termite Control solutions that you can count on to eliminate any termites from your property. Our termite treatment process begins with a free inspection of your property. We will then treat all affected areas of your home and create a barrier around your property’s exterior with Termidor® liquid treatment. This barrier prevents any termites from gaining access to your home in the future.

When it comes to termites, being proactive about protecting your home is key. So, don’t wait until it’s too late. Give us a call today.