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How To Make Sure Subterranean Termites Do Not Destroy Your Tucson Home

March 15, 2022 - Termites

If you have a termite problem in your home, there's a good chance that you have subterranean termites. These termites are some of the most destructive and can critically damage the structure of your property before you even know they are there. Subterranean termites are not something you will be happy to see in your Tucson home. Learn how professional termite treatments can keep you safe.

Signs Of Subterranean Termites On Your Tucson Property

It is hard to know if you have a termite problem before it is too late. Subterranean termites can often go unnoticed for a long time and when you do start to see different signs of this pest, they will have already done significant damage.

Depending on the kinds of termites you have in your home, you can see different signs, so it is important to be on the lookout and know some of the basics of termite identification. By being able to know which kinds of termites are on your property, you and pest professionals can have an easier time getting rid of them for good.

One of the main signs that you have subterranean termites on your property is mud tubes on the exterior of your home. These termites can infest the inside or outside of your home, and they construct long tunnels made of wood and soil to protect themselves when they are destroying your home. Some other signs of subterranean termites in your home are:

  • Your wood sounds hollow when tapped.
  • Wood structures are darkening and blistering.
  • Paint is bubbling and becoming uneven.
  • Small piles of frass (termite excrement) are showing up, resembling sawdust.
  • You might find wings near doors or on windowsills.

If you see any of these signs of termites in your home, it's likely you have an infestation underway.

Why It Is So Hard To Get Rid Of Subterranean Termites On Your Tucson Property

It is important to be versed in termite identification so that you can understand the best way to get rid of termites in your home. One of the hardest reasons why getting rid of subterranean termites on your property is so difficult is that a lot of the time, you will not even know that termites are on your property in the first place. 

Additionally, it is not like you can just pick up the termites and get rid of them. There are thousands, potentially millions of these pests together in a nest, which makes termite control an incredible task that requires professional help.

How Do Subterranean Termites Get Into Tucson Homes?

The reason that termites have chosen your home in the first place is that they were attracted by the wood and moisture in your home, and they were able to access it. By diverting water away from your home, avoiding water accumulation, reducing humidity in your home, and by keeping wood and wood scraps away from your home you are protecting yourself from these dangerous pests.

Another reason they are in your home is that they found a way in. By inspecting the outside of your home and sealing different cracks and crevices, you are better at protecting your Tuscon home from these troublesome pests.

Who To Call About Subterranean Termites in Tucson

When you realize that your home is infested, the best way to get rid of termites is by calling the professionals at Rigo Pest Prevention. At Rigo Pest Prevention, we know the right steps to take and the right way to make sure our service is thorough. We have found this is the best way to conduct termite control. 

Rigo Pest Prevention will inspect your home and determine where the termites are located and where they are coming from. From there, we will implement a customized trench and treat method with Termidor® to eliminate the problem, and potentially drill into the slab and inject it there if necessary. We are redefining professional and exceptional service, and we are making your home pest-free all along the way.