TruGreen Looks at How to Keep Termites Away in Memphis
It is very common for people in Memphis to have wonderful homes with beautiful gardens, only for it all to be destroyed by termites. Indeed, according to professional lawn care company TruGreen, they are perhaps the worst pest of all to have. They find any wood that is around, including in the structure of a home, and start to eat away at it. One of the key problems with them is that they can be very difficult to spot. Yet, termites come from the outside area, including your lawn, which is why you should have it regularly inspected by your lawn maintenance service.
TruGreen on Termites
You may find it very difficult to control a termite problem without professional help. The reason for this is that most termites don’t actually live in the structure that they are attacking. Rather, they come from within your garden or yard. If you notice that there is a moving trail, or a line of insects, going from your home to your lawn, then you have probably found the problem. At that point, you should call in the professionals to help you get rid of them. Termites are very much like ants in appearance, but they are smaller. Usually, thousands of them live in a single colony. They are also incredibly difficult to remove, because they move around so much and because there are so many.
Key signs to look for that could indicate a termite problem include:
- Noticing piles of sawdust near your walls, either inside or outside of your home.
- Seeing visible damage to the wooden structure of your property.
- Nests within your lawn, often only about a foot away from the nearest wood that they want to eat.
Help Is Out There
A lot of people worry that, once they have termites, their home and their lawn will be damaged beyond repair. In reality, however, help is out there. Pest control professionals now work closely together with lawn care professionals, so that the work done by the pest control company does not damage the natural environment and ruin the lawn. What you do have to consider is that termites are difficult pests to control and you should leave that to professional people. If you get it wrong and believe you have resolved the problem but the termites are still there, the eventual damage could be even greater.
At the end of the day, what matters is that you can rid yourself of these pests. Unfortunately, they may have done significant damage to your home and this will have to be fixed as well. This is why you are likely to need three different professionals to help you in case of termites: pest controllers, lawn care professionals, and building experts who can check the structural integrity of your home.
Memphis sometimes has a true termite infestation. Be prepared by always looking out for the signs and by taking action as soon as you suspect a colony has arrived.