In Tennessee, we have subterranean termites
Subterranean termites are much more difficult to discover than their cousins. These pests create mud tubes to protect themselves, which can often be found in basements and the lower sections of buildings in severe infestations. If you have seen the signs in your home or business, chances are that there is already some serious damage done to your flooring and walls.
The best way to prevent damage is by having a routine annual inspection. If you have never worked with Cato’s Exterminating we are happy to come out and perform a complimentary inspection.
The Signs Of Termites
Subterranean termites are much more difficult to see since they build their nests and live underground.
The most obvious sign of an infestation is if you see small mud tubes on the surface of your building or directly next to your foundation that are about the size of a pencil. Mud tubes can oftentimes be completely submerged under the soil, which means that even if you have no visible mud tubes on your property that you may still have termites.
Subterranean nests will eventually produce flying termites that you can spot inside your house or on the exterior, depending on where the opening of the nest is. The third sign is if you notice exposed or damaged wood in your property. Damaged wood will sound hollow and a screwdriver will easily puncture it.
If you have any of these signs, call Cato’s Exterminating Company today.
Treatment includes an annual checkup. If additional Termites are found during the annual check-up, your treatment is free. At Cato’s Extermination Company, we believe in providing the best quality treatment plans for each of our clients. As a licensed Termidor provider, we offer a 10-year guarantee on our termite treatments a long as annual renewal is paid.
If you are interested in getting a free inspection on your home or business, call us at (931) 645-4235 today!