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I Suspect I Have Termites – Now What Do I Do?

Posted on: December 2, 2014

What To Do If You Think You Have Termites

Eastern Subterranean Termites

There are over 4,000 different species of termites in existence. If you live in Baltimore and are dealing with a termite problem, your nemesis is likely the Eastern Subterranean Termites common in Maryland, Virginia and in many other states along the East Coast.

Here Are 3 Ways to Stay Proactive and Check for Termites

  1. Look for wings. When termites are ready to start a new colony in Maryland, they come to the surface in large numbers to reproduce. You might not witness the swarm itself, but you may find the wings dropped by the reproductive termites (check your floor boards, windowsills and the basement).
  2. Keep an eye out for mud tubes. Termites build mud tubes to create a comfortable way to travel between different locations inside your house. If you find one, break it and then check later to see if it’s been fixed – this means termites are active on your property.
  3. Check the integrity of the wood. If you suspect you might have termites, do random checks on wooden beams and studs that you have access to. If termites got to it, the wood will be hollow inside.

I suspect I have Termites – What do I do?

Don’t panic and call Brody Brothers. We will send out our termite experts to determine for sure if you have a termite problem. After assessing your home, we will develop a comprehensive termite control solution to eliminate the current termite population and prevent any future infestations.

Depending on your particular case, we may use a combination of termite control treatments from liquid and foam to bait. With our residential or commercial termite control plan, you also get follow-up inspections and termite monitoring that helps ensure your home or commercial property stays protected.

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