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TERMITE CONTROL IN HOT SPRINGS

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TERMITE CONTROL IN HOT SPRINGS

This is the time of your life where you are enjoying your forever home. You’ve built your castle and now you want to enjoy it. You don’t have time for termites to come in and destroy what you’ve worked so hard to build. Termites cause, on average, 5 billion dollars in property damage a year in America. You do not want your Hot Springs home to be a part of that statistic. This is supposed to be a safe place where you can make lasting memories with your kids and grandkids. We know you want to enjoy the spring and summer months, relaxing on the deck after a long day of golf, enjoying spoiling your grands with homemade cookies and pies, and sitting under the moon after being out on the lake all day.  It’s hard to relax when you know that the structure of your home may be under attack and you feel as if there is nothing you can do about it. Well think again. Your neighborhood pest control is here to help. Let us protect your castle from the inside out.

How To Spot Termite Damage

When it comes to termites, sometimes you can’t see what damage they have done right away. You have to know what to look for to know if you have a termite problem. There are eight key indicators that you have termites causing damage in the place that you have worked so hard to build.

 

  • Blistered/sagging floors
  • Cracks in the walls and ceilings.
  • Foundation damage
  • Sticking windows/doors
  • Damaged decking or wooden fence posts
  • Hollow-sounding wood
  • Mud tubes on exterior walls
  • Signs of swarm

Blistered or sagging floors is one of the number one indicators of termites in the house. Don’t make the mistake of thinking you’ve just trailed in too much lake water.  This isn’t water damage, it;s actually a sign that you need to call McCauley for a free inspection and estimate. Another sign of termites is cracked walls and ceilings. These pests burrow inside the walls and eat away at door frames, walls, flooring, etc. This can eventually cause foundation damage to your home. If you’ve planned on leaving this home to your loved ones, the last thing you want is for them to have to deal with foundation problems.. Sticking windows and doors may be another sign of termites burrowing deep inside the cracks of them. Whenever termites eat away at the cellulose found in timber, the cracks it makes may cause your windows and doors to shift. This is why they stick and why you need to have someone out to inspect it as soon as possible.

 Have you been outside on the deck and noticed the railings or fence posts seem damaged? It may look as though the wood has taken on a honeycomb like structure, but there is nothing sweet about this. That means a nest of termites is chewing through your outdoor wood and will surely be making it’s way inside if they haven’t already. This wood, and the wood inside of your house that the termites have nested in will most likely sound hollow. You can test this by knocking on them, gently, and listening to hear if it sounds structurally sound or as though it has been hollowed out.

Another major sign that you have a termite problem is mud tubes on the exterior walls. To protect themselves from high temperatures, termites create little mud tubes that look like straws to travel from one area to another in your home. These are very visible and if you notice them, you need to call McCauley right away.

The last, and one of the most obvious signs of a termite infestation is when you can see tiny little wings in areas such as window sills and basement floors. Termites migrate to different areas of the house to reproduce and grow their colonies. Whenever they do this, they twist off their little wings and leave them in piles. They may look like small bugs at first, but take a closer look and you will notice the abundance of wings. You don’t need to wait until you have seen every sign to call for an inspection. It is better to be safe than sorry, so call McCauley today. 

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Termite Season in Arkansas

When it’s warm outside and you think it’s the perfect season to be relaxing and enjoying golf games, barbecues and lake days, termites are thinking it’s time to have a picnic of their own. In Arkansas, the most prominent times for termites are the spring and summer months. You need to be on the lookout always, but especially during March, April, July and August. And then again, right around the holidays in November and December. Don’t let termites ruin your summer plans, call your Hot Springs McCauley and we will stop termites in their tracks. 

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How McCauley Keeps Your Home Termite Free

If you’re in the process of building your dream home, you can get ahead of the game by calling McCauley for a pretreatment. This service must be done after the building frame is up and the roof is on but before the insulation is installed. Treatment is provided to the wood frame of the structure so it must be completed before insulation is installed. This treatment is an odorless solution that terminates the food source for termites.

Did you know that a termites nest typically consists of thousands to millions of termites? And when one nest is present in your home, there is almost always a second nest competing for food, i.e. the wood in your home. If you are already at risk of termites, you need an immediate solution. This is when we come out and use Sentricon to treat your home. This is an EPA registered solution that is safe for you and your family. It’s a bait that termites actually prefer over wood. Remember when we said there are millions of termites in one nest? Well they cannot survive without each other. So once a few termites try the bait, they bring it to their king and queen and the entire colony begins to die off, Our registered, pest control specialists will come out monthly to check how much bait is left and replace it whenever it is needed. When it comes to pest control, we mean business. 

Termite Packages

Here at McCauley Services of Hot Springs, we want to give you peace of mind. That’s why we have come up with multiple different packages you can choose from to take care of your termite problem. Unfortunately, most insurance companies view termites as a preventable damage to a home and won’t cover the expenses that come with termite damage. That is why we have options for almost any budget so we can take care of you, without taking a bite out of your paycheck.  We will set up an initial inspection and treatment as soon as we can. Most of the time, that means we will respond the same day or very next day. Then we promise a quick service turnaround and quick closing documentation. It is our goal at Mccauley Services in Hot Springs to provide you with the most effective termite control available. We will cover any termite damage while under policy up to $100,000. Now that is service you can depend on.

Check out our packages and pricing here or give us a call today and we can discuss pairing your pest control and termite treatment together for the ultimate results. 

No matter how severe your termite damage, when you call McCauley, you can have peace of mind that we will protect what matters most.

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