Charlotte Termite Control & Inspections
If you need termite control in Charlotte, NC, you’ve come to the right place! Noosa Pest Management’s termite inspections and termite treatments are the best line of defense to protect your home from these destructive pests.
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 free, no-obligation estimate so you’ll know exactly what your termite treatment cost will be.
Types of Termites in North Carolina
Unfortunately, plenty of termite species appreciate our climate and happily call the Charlotte area “home.” The two most common types live beneath the soil—thus, their name: “subterranean.” They are the Eastern subterranean termite and the imported Formosan subterranean termite.
Eastern Subterranean Termites
Termites are social creatures that organize in colonies and are, at birth, created to take on a certain role. Workers in this species are white or cream colored and usually live less than one year. Their job is to feast on wood and keep other colony members fed.
Soldiers protect the colony with the worker caste providing them with food. This type of Eastern subterranean termite has a darker head, plus large jaws that help them to do their protective work. There are also reproductive termites, dark brown or black in hue. Queens rule over the colony with reproductive males playing a secondary role.
Formosan Subterranean Termites
This species organizes its colonies in a way that’s similar to their Eastern cousins and their workers can look similar. Their soldiers have an oblong-shaped head and they can be quite aggressive when it comes to defending their colonies. If you ever see a termite that looks like that and releases a white liquid, that’s likely a soldier from this species in a defensive act. The reproductive termites are a yellowish-brownish shade with small hairs thickly covering their wings.
Damage Done By Termites
Termites, like other creatures, need food to survive—and cellulose is their food source of choice. This is found in wood, which is why they often attack homes and other wooden structures. They also gnaw on wood panelling and flooring, cardboard boxes, and other places where cellulose can be found. Worker termites within a colony are eating 24/7/365, which is why the damage they create can become so significant, so quickly. In fact, in just one year’s time, termites can do $5 billion dollars in damage to homes and other buildings.
Signs of Termite Infestations and Damage
Brittle wood (that may look fine from the outside but is actually weak inside) is a common sign of termite infestation and damage. Other signs include hollow sounds when you tap on wood or flooring that buckles, and mud tubes (if these come back after being destroyed, this is almost certainly a sign of termite infestation). Termites shelter within these flat mud tubes and they can be found beneath your flooring, along cracks, and around baseboards, pipes and more. Another sign of termites: swarming behavior as they expand the number of their colonies. Or you may see shed wings in your home.
Although it may appear that termites can chew their way through concrete, they can’t. But here’s what they can do: slip through the tiniest of cracks, including those in poured concrete. In fact, they can get through a crack as small as 1/32 of an inch!
In good conditions, a termite queen can live more than a decade; in optimal ones, anywhere from 15 to 25 years, much longer than the workers and soldiers. Plus, she can reproduce incredibly quickly, able to lay an egg every 15 seconds. Do the math. That’s exponential growth.
Because termites can be such crafty creatures—and because their colonies can grow so rapidly—it’s important to be proactive to protect your Charlotte home against an infestation.
Get a Termite Inspection Once a Year
Our expert termite exterminators know that preventative measures are key to protecting your home from these destructive insects. That’s why we recommend that every Charlotte homeowner schedules an inspection by our pest control specialists every year. On every annual visit, we look for signs of termite activity and any conditions that may attract termites so we can prevent an infestation before it has a chance to start.
Whether your home has active termites now or you simply want the peace of mind of knowing that you’ll never again have to pay for termite activity in your home, the team at Noosa Pest Management and our termite services in Charlotte NC are the best solution for you and your family.
Our Service Agreement Protects Against Termite Activity and Damage
Detecting all of the evidence that termites may be active in and around your home is a challenge because not all activity is readily visible. The best termite extermination professionals know that signs of termites—and some of the worst damage they’ve done—may be hidden behind or under drywall, masonry, and other materials.
That’s why starting and maintaining a termite treatment plan and service agreement is so important for protecting your investment in your home. When you choose Noosa Pest Management as your termite control provider, your service agreement will protect your home from termite activity.
Learn More About Charlotte NC Termite Control
Homeowner’s insurance does not cover termite activity or damage. It is the sole responsibility of the homeowner to have annual inspections performed and protection in place to transfer the risk of termite activity to a professional pest control company.
Botanical termite control service and botanical pest control alternatives for your home are available from Noosa Pest Management and our experienced staff. We are always adapting our termite control services to achieve the best results, utilizing the most effective applications and treatment methods.
If you want to know how to choose the right termite treatment provider, check out our blog for helpful tips. And, if you’re unsure about whether you need a service agreement, learn more about termite treatment plans.
“After an extremely thorough inspection, Fred offered an excellent plan of attack against the termites that were surrounding my home. We had active termites in some bait stations that another company was not checking and in the crawlspace. Fred combined a liquid treatment with Termidor and updated our termite bait stations to where I not only sleep at night, but I feel extremely confident with the protection Noosa has provided.”
—Andy, Tega Cay