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Three Essential Steps For The Control Of Termites

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The word "termite" is a nightmare for homeowners because these insects can cause excessive damage to a house. Identifying these pests, contacting a professional pest control company and preventing future infestations can keep homeowners termite free. Read the information below to learn more about the three important steps of termite control.
Termite Identification
It's important for homeowners to be able to correctly identify termites so they'll know if they have an infestation. Termites look similar in appearance to winged ants but termites have four matched wings, six short legs and their antennae are erect instead of bent. Termites will appear dark brown or almost black and they don't have a segmented body.

Another strong sign of a termite infestation is the presence of narrow mud tubes that are attached to the outside of the home's foundation. Termites will also leave their droppings in areas where they've been eating and their waste will resemble a pi…