Termites In Tupelo: Your Handy Guide

close up termite on sawdust

How hungry would you have to be before you picked up a stick and tried to eat it? Most people would never eat a stick or any other type of wood. Why? Because we are not built to digest the dense fibers of wooden things. Do you know who can digest wood? Termites. These bugs love the stuff. They will eat entire trees and large sections of homes to get their fill.

We are here today to make sure they do not nibble on your investments. Here are some things you should know about the termites in Tupelo and what methods work to get and keep them out of homes. Call McCary Pest Control for fast and effective termite control in Tupelo. Find out what it’s like to have a friendly team of professionals fighting for your pest freedom.

What Are Termites?

There is a good chance that you have never seen a termite. This is for a good reason. This pest lives underground in large colonies. The most common local species is the subterranean termite. This bug likes to consume water-damaged wood.

Most infestations start when one of these bugs finds some sticks, leaves, wet cardboard, newspaper, a fallen tree, or a dead stump on someone's property. After nibbling one of these things, the termite will bring news back to its colony. This will eventually lead to a massive number of these bugs checking out your home for edible wood. If any sections of your wood have moisture damage or are at all soft for other reasons, these pests will settle in. We will talk more in a bit about ways you can avoid a termite infestation locally.

What Kind Of Damage Can Termites Cause?

We have good news for you. Termites cannot destroy your home in a week. They cannot even cause extensive damage in a month. It often takes over a year for these bugs to make a noticeable dent in a home.

Keeping this in mind, termites are quiet destroyers. They have no trouble staying out of sight for years while they secretly nibble through walls, floors, and ceilings. By the time most homeowners notice signs of termites, it is already too late for easy repairs and control. To make sure these bugs are not currently on your property, schedule a thorough inspection with your friendly service team at McCary Pest Control.

How To Prevent Termite Infestations On Your Property

Preventing termites is part of what we do to help locals. We do not, however, have to be the ones who protect your property. If you’re not sure about professional-grade services yet, here are some DIY options to keep these bugs away.

  • Eliminate sources of wood around your yard.
  • Clean up leaf piles around your property.
  • Seal potential entry points in your home’s exterior.
  • Address moisture problems inside and around your home.
  • Use a dehumidifier indoors.
  • Fix sections of water-damaged wood around your home.

Talk with McCary Pest Control to learn about our termite pest control. You might be surprised at how affordable professional services are.

What To Do If Your Home Does Have Termites

Let’s hope that your home does not have a termite problem. If these bugs are around, however, do not worry. We are here to help. McCary Pest Control focuses on innovative pest control technologies and products to deal with all sorts of common and uncommon pests that take over homes here in Tupelo.

Let your service technicians here pay you a visit to assess and address problems you are having with termites. Contact McCary Pest Control to learn more about termite control services and find out for certain if your Tupelo home has an active problem.