Professional Termite Control in Charlotte, NC
Many people don't know much about termites. But some may find themselves learning a lot about these wood-eating insects in very little time. That is, of course, when they spot signs of termites in their homes. It's essential to be proactive in choosing the appropriate termite extermination company for your Charlotte home or business. Here at Noosa, our Charlotte pest control technicians use the best tools and technology available to monitor and eliminate termite activity in and around your home.
To get started, contact us today for your complimentary termite inspection.
Schedule your complimentary termite inspection
- Our complimentary termite inspections in Charlotte and surrounding areas include moisture readings and humidity analysis.
- Our termite service agreement protects you against future termite activity.
- A botanical termite control alternative is available.
After your inspection, our termite pest control specialist will provide a complimentary, no-obligation estimate so you’ll know exactly what your termite treatment cost will be.
Identifying the Presence of Termites
Termites need food and cellulose is their main meal. Cellulose comes from wood, which is how termites damage homes and other wooden structures. Termites gnaw on wood, cardboard, and other cellulose materials. Worker termites constantly eat to feed their queen and others in the colony.
Termite damage can escalate quickly, though. So, if you suspect their presence where you live or work, look for these signs:
- Brittle wood or hollow-sounding walls.
- Floor buckling.
- Mud tubes, where termites shelter while searching for food.
- Discarded insect wings from a swarming ritual.
Do you know that although termites can't chew their way through concrete they can slip through cracks as small as 1/32 of an inch?
Termites In and Around the Charlotte Area
Subterranean termites—the kinds that inhabit North Carolina—have highly regimented colonies. For example, from hatching, worker termites' only job is to eat wood and keep other colony members nourished. Termite soldiers also help feed the colony and defend its queen.
Queens rule the colony, with kings and reproductive males taking second place or lower. The reproductive males ("swarmers") find mates and expand the colony. Each termite's role determines its physical appearance, from cream-colored to dark brown, and from tiny to large (i.e., the queen).
Under optimum conditions, a termite queen can live from 15 to 25 years, much longer than the workers and soldiers. Plus, she reproduces quickly, sometimes laying an egg every 15 seconds. This demonstrates a termite colony's ability to grow exponentially.
Termite Prevention Tips
While termite control can be highly effective in combating termite infestations, preventative steps can also be taken on your end beforehand to keep termites at bay. There are a variety of simple maintenance tasks homeowners can perform to ensure that their homes do not become infested with termites:
- Keeping moisture to a minimum: Moist areas can be a water source for termites. You can restrict it water supply by inspecting your gutters regularly and aiming sprinklers further away from your home.
- Shutting off the lights: Since termites are drawn to the light, powering them off when it gets dark can prevent termites from entering your home.
- Eliminating their hiding spots: Stacks of firewood or mulch piled up near your home are great hiding spots for termites. It is recommended to keep mulch at a distance of four inches and place firewood at least 20 feet away from your home.
- Regularly inspecting your home’s foundation: Weak points in your home’s walls or perimeter can be inviting to termites. Habitually inspecting these areas can help detect infestations early before they worsen.
It is essential to remember that preventative maintenance tasks, such as scheduling annual inspections, are the homeowner's sole responsibility.
If you live in an area with humid conditions, like North Carolina, your annual inspection should include a humidity analysis and moisture reading. Any place in your home with a moisture level of 20 or more typically indicates the presence of termites. If there are no termites present, some of the moisture must be eradicated to prevent an infestation from occurring in the future.
Nipping the problem in the bud can save you precious dollars and colossal headaches in the long run!
For a Complimentary Termite Inspection, Call Noosa!
Our Service Agreement Protects Against Termite Activity and Damage
Do you know that signs of termites—including some of their worst damage—may be hidden behind or beneath drywall, masonry, and other materials? That’s why we recommend a yearly termite inspection! During each annual visit, we’ll look for signs of termite activity that’s not easily noticeable or identifiable—as well as conditions around your home that could potentially attract termites so we’re able to help prevent an infestation before it begins.
If you live in Charlotte and need termite treatment or would like to schedule a complimentary inspection, contact the professionals at Noosa Pest Management. Our dedicated team will do everything necessary to answer any questions you might have.
Please email us or call 704-499-9922 today to book a comprehensive termite inspection!
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