There is a common saying among exterminators “There are two types of properties: those that have termites and those that will have termites.” In fact, termites cause more damage to homes and commercial buildings each year than storms and fire combined. If you are considering purchasing a home or commercial property, be sure you obtain an inspection/infestation report from a licensed pest control company. Also, if you are building a new home or commercial property a pre-construction termite treatment is said to be far more effective than post treatment. Katie
According to an article written by the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, termites are considered the number one urban pest in Arizona. The most common type of termite in the southern Arizona region are subterranean termites. They live underground and tunnel up through the slab or exterior of your property. They create mud tubes to shelter themselves from dry soil conditions.
These mud tubes are a tell-tale sign that termites are existent at your property. There are other signs of termites that are more difficult to detect. This is something better left to trained professionals. Experienced eyes can locate signs in the specific areas in and around your structure where a termite attack is likely to occur. Therefore, rather than trying to ‘do-it-yourself’ we recommend that you have your properties inspected by a reputable pest control company once a year.
For more information about how to reduce your home’s risk of termite infestation, you can visit this YouTube video by Northwest Exterminating. Location: 4854 N. Shamrock Place, Tucson, AZ 85705. Northwest Exterminating is a proud member of BOMA of Tucson.