Termite Pest Control Washington DC

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Fanatic Pest Control
(202) 388-6501
1836 Burke St SE
Washington, DC

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AMERICAN PEST MANAGEMENT
(703) 787-6662
462 Herndon Pkwy Ste 103
Arlington, VA
 
OWL DISINFECTANT CO INC
(301) 773-0400
5544 Tuxedo Rd
Hyattsville, MD
 
COLLINS DAVID M PEST CONTROL CONSULTANT
(301) 270-2288
7321 CARROLL AVENUE
TAKOMA PARK, MD
 
American Pest Management, Inc.
(301) 891-2600
6460 New Hampshire Avenue
Takoma Park, MD
 
REMEDY PEST & TERMITE CONTROL
(301) 277-7863
PO Box 233
Mount Rainier, MD
 
COLONIAL PEST CONTROL INCORPORATED
(703) 373-1234
4250 FAIRFAX DRIVE
ARLINGTON, VA
 
DONALD R EDWARDS
(703) 582-4188
5424 8th Pl S
Arlington, VA
 
Bio-Logical Pest Management, Inc.
(202) 237-7509
PO Box 9578
Washington, DC
 
WESTERN PEST SERVICES
(703) 243-5039
226 N THOMAS STREET
ARLINGTON, VA
 
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The Basics of Termites

Most people think of Spring as termite season, which is when the most common Subterranean Termites swarm, but termite colonies are active year round. Because of their ongoing activity, it's important to know how to identify the signs of termites so that you can properly control an infestation before they cause major damage. Termite species found in the U.S fall into one three main termite types: Subterranean, Drywood or Dampwood.

 

Subterranean Termites

This species lives in the soil, which provides optimal temperatures and moisture for their survival. They build their nests underground which connect to their above ground food source (such as the structural timbers in your home) via mud tunnels or tubes. Because they build their bests in soil, their colonies grow very large, very rapidly - which causes damage to your home at a much faster rate. They are responsible for the majority of termite damage to homes and buildings in the U.S.
 
What to Look For:
Large swarms of flying termites
Presence of mud tubes or tunnels on exterior walls, or within the crawl space of your home (where earth meets the structure).
 

Drywood Termites

This species typically live in wood (such as the structural timbers in your home), and unlike Subterranean termites, they do not require contact with soil because they don't require moisture to survive. They live only on the material of which they feed - which can include furniture and hardwood floors. This species can also cause significant damage to your home, but their colonies tend to be smaller so damage occurs at a much slower rate. 
 
What to Look For:
Swarms of termites 
Groupings of discarded wings
Small mounds of "frass" (termite feces) that look like piles of salt & pepper 

Dampwood Termites

This species inhabits and feeds on wood with high moisture content, so they're not classified as a major structural pest in the U.S. If, however, you have a home with damp wood - they can infest and build nests there. Their point of entry is usually where wood meets the ground, though they do not require contact with soil to survive. 
 
What to Look For:
Small swarms of flying termites
Small mounds of moist "frass" - though It is unlikely because their workers plug up all holes in the wood. 
Hollow spots in the wood near a leaky pipe, roof or poorly functioning gutters. 
 
 
 
If you think you might have termites, it's best to call an exterminator promptly. There are various techniques and materials available to control an infestation which greatly depends on a professionals analysis of the type of termite, home construction and size of the infestation. 
 

Prevention & Control Methods

To help make your home less hospitable to termites, you can focus on redu...

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