Catch of the Week: Termites

Catch of the Week: Termites

Des Moines Termite Removal
One of the most destructive pests is tormenting Des Moines residents! And that pest in none other than termites. The photo above is of a termite infestation in a furnace room at a Des Moines home. As you can see, the dark line running down right next to the pipe is a termite shelter tube. Situations like this happen to homeowners all the time without them noticing. Termite shelter tubes allow the pest to carry food back to their colony.

Signs You May Have a Termite Infestation

When it comes to a termite infestation, there are various signs that indicate you have a problem on your hands. The most common signs include:
Shelter tubes (similar to the one in the image above)
Termite droppings, which resemble small pellets
Wings that are all the same size and look like small fish scales - these tend to be found shredded near entry points of a home

How to Prevent Termites

  • To prevent termites from wreaking havoc in your home, give these tactics a try:
  • Eradicate moisture by fixing any pipes, A/C units or any other fixtures that tend to leak
  • Caulk cracks in the foundation, as well as around any utility lines or pipes
  • Ensure that plants and mulch are maintained
  • Keep firewood stored away from the foundation of the home
  • Remove any excess stumps or debris from the yard
  • Continue to monitor outdoor wooden structures for signs of infestations

Termite Removal | Leading Des Moines Pest Control

Are you experiencing a termite infestation like this Des Moines homeowner? If so, take care of the problem effectively and safely with the help of Preferred Pest! Termites can cause serious problems when left untreated - schedule an appointment online or give us a call at (515) 276-7277 today!