The return of the….Termites!

return of the termite

return of the termiteNashville and Murfreesboro TN

For any home or business owner, termites could be your worst nightmare! These pests tend to be discreet in their attack, and sometimes may not be noticeable until extensive damage has already been done to the structure of your home or business. Once you eradicate termites, what happens if or when termites return to your home or business in Nashville?

A locally owned and operated pest control company in middle Tennessee, Ameri Care Services, has got some tips on how to handle the return of the termites. If you think that your structure has termites, contact our office immediately to schedule an inspection.

Early warning signs of a repeat termite infestation

You probably assume that if you have dealt with termites before, then you will know what to look for the next time around. However, these little buggers are quite sneaky and remain hidden in many cases.

Therefore, check out these early warning signs of termites so that you can be on the lookout before extensive damage is caused to your property:

  • Hollow wood or wood that is damaged in any way
  • Blisters in wood flooring
  • Termite droppings (looks like sawdust or sometimes tiny, brown seeds)
  • Mud tubes (typically located along foundations, in crawlspace or attic
  • Discarded piles of wings

If you notice any of these warning signs of termite damage, contact a termite expert immediately for an evaluation! Termites leave behind pheromones, which is a scent only other termites can sense, so, even though you might think that you got rid of the termites yourself, they could still return from the pheromone scent.

What to do next

It is best to act quick, and do not delay. Ignoring a potential termite problem will only manifest into something worse while compromising the integrity of your structure be it your home or business. Contact Ameri Care Services right away, and we can send one of our qualified termite technicians out to assess the situation and provide treatment right away if termites are found. Our termite treatments create a barrier along the perimeter of your home or business to keep termites out indefinitely, so long as you receive yearly treatments.

How to protect your investment

Whether you are protecting your home or your business, both are seen as an investment. You can protect your structure from a termite invasion by first and foremost, taking care of your property. Don’t let wood be exposed to the elements, keep gutters cleaned out to prevent backflow and wood rot along your soffits, and be sure that your property has proper draining as to not allow for moisture around the foundation of your home or business. If you are a homeowner, keep firewood stored away from your home and not along the foundation or on the porch.

One last step you can take to prevent a termite re-infestation is to hire a pest control company to provide an annual termite inspection for your Nashville home or business. To learn more about these services, please contact Ameri Care Services at (615) 395-2685.

Ameri Care Services provides pest control, as well as basement and crawlspace waterproofing services to homes and businesses in middle Tennessee including Nashville, Mt. Juliet, Hermitage, and Murfreesboro.