When we talk about termites in Alexandria VA, its mostly the subterranean termites. It is responsible for 90% of all termite damage in the United States. But even when we narrow it down to only subterranean termite colonies, there are few distinct visual differences within these colonies. If you were to find a termite-infested stump on your property and split it open, you would immediately notice two distinct termites: the worker and the swarmer. The worker will appear pale and worm-like from a distance, but up close you will see the six legs and two antennae that distinguish it as an insect. The swarmer will appear black and have white wings that layer on top of each other and appear as one.Call Pest Chase
Termite swarms can happen any time of the year but often occur in spring when temperatures warm up.
Winged termites known as termite swarmers fly around looking for a suitable area to build a nest.
Once they find a good location, they shed their wings and start a colony.
There are a few ways you can detect termites on your own. Pull up mulch or inspect any wood that is near your exterior walls. Examine your basement walls for the mud tubes termites create to go in and out of a structure. Look for swarmers or the shed wings swarmers leave behind. Be aware that termites are notoriously tricky to detect and can even elude a certified home inspector. If you want to know whether or not you have termites in your home, you need to hire a certified termite inspector.
There are two types of termite treatment. Liquid termiticide and the termite baiting system.
Depending on the soil conditions around your home we can suggest the best treatment plan for you.
Termite protection offered by Pest Chase is an annual plan that keeps you protected against termites. We do a regular monitoring of your home for termites and treat areas where there are signs of termite activity.