Termite Control Provided by REDD PEST CONTROL in Shreveport, LA

 

TERMITES

Termites have a reputation for destruction that is well-earned. They feed on cellulose from any wood or wood by-products they come across, from fallen trees to paper products to wood construction in houses. These tiny pests damage more homes each year than hurricanes, fires and tornadoes combined. Most homeowners insurance does not cover Termite Damage Repair, so call us today to get your home evaluated.

Termite swarms can look like ant swarms, so if you are seeing any of this activity, save a few and give us a call for us to come out and evaluate your home.

Prevention Tips For Termites & Wood Destroying Insects

 
  • Remove all wood debris that is in contact with the soil
  • Store fire wood away from house and off the ground
  • Fix any leaks in pipes and drains
  • Make sure drainage from the roof is directed away from the house
 
  • Insulate home well to reduce condensation from temperature gradients
  • Replace mulch that is close to the home with gravel
  • Schedule yearly termite inspections for your home
 
Redd Pest Control of Shreveport offers Wood Destroying Insect Reports (Termite Certificates). Call Us Today! 318-687-7252

 

Free Termite Evaluation

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Subterranean termites are social insects that live in nests or colonies in the soil, hence their name "subterranean." These colonies contain three forms or castes: reproductive, workers and soldiers. Subterranean termites derive their nutrition from wood and other material containing cellulose. Paper, cotton, burlap or other plant products often are actively attacked and consumed by termites. Subterranean termites cannot digest cellulose directly. Subterranean Termites foraging for food above ground protect themselves with shelter tubes, which are sometimes called mud tubes. The tubes may be thinly constructed or large and thick- walled to accommodate many termites moving vertically between the soil and the food source. Dead trees and brush are the original food source of subterranean termites. When land is cleared of this material and houses are built on these sites, termites attack the structures. The presence of swarmer's, wings or damaged wood signals that termites are infesting a structure.

The first sign of infestation noticed by homeowners is the presence of swarming reproductive on window sills or near indoor light. Swarmer's inside the house nearly always indicate an active infestation in the structure. The presence of swarmer's outdoors is a natural phenomenon, but should warn that termites are near and possibly attacking a nearby building. Another indication is the presence of wings, discarded by swarmer's as a normal part of their behavior, found near emergence sites, on window sills or in cobwebs.
Redd Pest Control of Shreveport provides a solution to termite problems with our termite control service.