Termite Identification & Prevention

Stopping Subterranean Termites And Their Destruction

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Termites are one of the most destructive pests that Philadelphia, PA, property owners can deal with, and infestations of these insects are not easy to defeat. Harpoon Pest Solutions is ready to help you with effective termite removal that prevents infestations of this pest from becoming widespread and even more destructive.

Frequently Asked Questions About Termites

What are termites?

Termites are soft-bodied insects that are known for their extensive social colonies and their behavior of tunneling through wood. There are several different termite species around today, but one of the most destructive to keep an eye out for in Philadelphia is the subterranean termite. Harpoon Pest Solutions can help you with proper termite identification as needed.

Once termites move onto a property, they are difficult to detect and get rid of and most individuals don’t notice a termite problem until it is too late. Regular termite inspections and awareness of this pest help to prevent major issues.

Are termites dangerous?

Termites might not spread disease and aren’t known to bite humans, but they are an incredibly dangerous pest to deal with around your property. Termites will tunnel into the wooden structures of your home or business, chewing away and hollowing out the wood to create their colonies. Over time, a termite infestation can cause serious destruction and put your property at risk of costly repairs or structural collapse. Professional pest control helps you combat these insects before serious damages occur.

Why do I have a termite problem?

Termites are often attracted to properties that they deem hospitable to their colonies. If you have plenty of unfinished wood on display, lots of soil-to-wood contact around the foundation of your property, overgrown outdoor areas, and moisture issues throughout your property, you are likely at risk for a termite problem. Harpoon Pest Solutions will help you understand how to deal with these issues so you can deter future termite problems from occurring.

Where will I find termites?

Termites are most often found around wooden areas, indoors and out. Subterranean termites typically create their nests underground, and you will typically see mud tubes around your property that lead from their nests to interior areas or outdoor piles of debris and wood. Once they get inside your property, termites are commonly found tunneling in walls, wooden flooring, attic beams, basement structures, and wooden furniture.

How do I get rid of termites?

Effective termite control and prevention is essential to defeating this pest for good, and there is no better company to trust for this than Harpoon Pest Solutions. Our knowledgeable service technicians will work to understand your exact termite problems and provide you with tailored solutions that take your property’s needs into account. When you trust in us, you can eradicate termites in no time and prevent serious damage from occurring on your property.

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How can I prevent termites in the future?

The following termite prevention tips are essential to keep future termite problems at bay:

  • Reduce soil-to-wood contact around your property’s foundation to make it more difficult for termites to invade your structure.
  • Keep outdoor areas clear of debris and cut back long grasses or overgrown foliage.
  • Ensure woodpiles are stored in elevated areas and make sure that lumber doesn’t show signs of termite infestation before you use it.
  • Seal cracks and gaps around your property’s windows, doors, and foundation to keep potential termite invaders away from interior structures.

Reach out to Harpoon Pest Solutions today for more termite prevention advice or termite control assistance.

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