Termite Control Howard County, MD
Get rid of your infestation before it’s too late – Call Patriot Pest Management for a free consultation today!
Termites are no joke. Did you know that the structural damage they cause can quickly lower your property value by more than 25%? Many locals in Howard County, MD are familiar with these wood-destroying critters. In fact, the state has its own indigenous species called the Eastern Subterranean Termite.
As its name suggests, this species prefers to build their colonies beneath the soil, making them harder to detect. If you think you might have an infestation in your hands, you can count on Patriot Pest Management for the best termite control solutions.
Termite Infestation Signs
Most wood eaters live hidden underground or inside wooden structures, but they tend to leave identifying clues behind. Here are some telltale signs of a termite infestation:
Termite swarms will regularly shed their wings and leave them behind. You can usually found them stuck in webs or around your property’s foundation.
Have you noticed some powdery, wood-like material within your home? This substance is most likely frass, a form of fecal matter left by some termites.
Eastern Subterranean Termites and other underground-dwelling species like to build “mud tubes” for their colony. These tubes act as their pathways between their home and their source of food.
Structures made with untreated wood, dry and broken trees, debris, and other wood sources are a feast for termites. Check for any damage or grain particles if your property has any of those mentioned above.
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Our Effective Termite Control Techniques
Since it’s difficult to diagnose an infestation without seeing it firsthand, we will visit your property to provide a free assessment. We consider every detail and formulate the best course of action. Patriot Pest Management uses two methods when dealing with termite infestations:
Baiting stations are installed underground around your property. We use these tools to intercept termites while they are foraging. The specific system we have is also eco-friendly and safe for your household.
We provide multiple systems and regular checkups to ensure full eradication. While this method takes slightly longer than the liquid treatment, many homeowners prefer this method because it:
- Can eliminate a higher percentage of the termite colony
- Can catch termites before they target your wooden structures
- Is usually the less invasive treatment
Patriot uses the Termidor Termiticide for its liquid treatments. It’s completely odorless, eco-friendly, and effective, making it a solid choice for dealing with termite infestations. It also provides long-term protection and is generally the faster solution among our two methods.
If you think you’re dealing with a different kind of wood-eating insect, contact us so we can help you out.
Prevention is Key
Once an infestation is resolved, you must create an environment that discourages new colonies from developing. Here are a couple of tips that can help you out:
Eliminate Wood Sources
- Remove debris, stumps, roots, dead trees, and firewood around your property.
- Have your wood structures treated or sealed with termite-resistant products.
Eliminate Moisture Sources
- Stop any moisture accumulation near your foundation by maintaining your splash blocks and drainage systems.
- Install proper ventilation systems for your moisture-prone areas (crawl spaces, basements, etc.)
- Make sure all the entry points of your pipes or water utility lines are sealed.
Ignoring a termite infestation is a disaster waiting to happen. Call Patriot Pest Management at 443-650-0031, and our termite control team in Howard County, MD will provide the most effective plan of action.