Primary Seasons: Spring, Summer
Wood-destroying insects are like tiny wrecking balls, causing mayhem, havoc, and some serious headaches. These determined pests will wreak havoc on your home, causing structural damage and serious financial headaches. It’s important to protect your property from these relentless invaders at the first sign of wood-destroying insects.
WHICH INSECTS ARE WOOD DESTROYING?
Termites - the relentless wood-munching machines, can consume up to 15 pounds of wood in a single week. With their voracious appetite, it's no wonder they pose a significant threat to the structural stability of your home.
Carpenter Ants - the industrious architects of destruction, carve intricate tunnel systems through wood, creating vast nesting passages as they go. Their relentless excavation weakens your property's foundation.
Carpenter Bees - seek out exposed wood in every nook and cranny of your building, from overhangs to window frames and decks to fences. Their extraordinary nesting habits include female bees returning to their birthplace to extend tunnels or create new burrows for future generations. Beware of potential structural damage as these bees settle in and make themselves at home.
Powderpost Beetles - are known for their ability to turn wooden furniture and flooring into a labyrinth of tiny exit holes, wood boring beetles can silently undermine the aesthetics and value of your home.
SIGNS OF AN INFESTATION
Look out for these red flags that indicate wood-destroying intruders have made themselves at home - in your home.
- Mud tubes, discarded wings, or hollow-sounding wood are telltale signs of a termite infestation.
- Sawdust-like frass, rustling sounds in the walls, or structural weakening may indicate a carpenter ant presence.
- Small exit holes, fine powder or frass, and damaged wood are common signs of powderpost beetle infestation.
PREVENTION & PROTECTION
Moisture Control: Addressing moisture issues in and around your home can discourage wood-destroying insects from establishing colonies.
Exclusion Methods: Sealing cracks, gaps, and entry points can prevent insects from gaining access to your home's wooden structures.
Regular Inspections: Our skilled technicians will thoroughly assess your property for any signs of wood-destroying insects and devise a customized plan to protect your home.
If you have or suspect an infestation of wood-destroying insects, call Madsen Pest Management. Here’s the process our Madsen team will follow to get rid of your insect problem:
First, our technicians will perform an inspection to identify the type of wood-destroying insect infestation on the property.
IdentifyAfter the inspection, our technicians will create a customized treatment plan to address the insect infestation.
TreatmentOur technicians will clear your property of the wood-destroying insect using the best techniques for your infestation.
Annual ControlWood-destroying insects may require multiple treatments spread over a few months or having a technician back the following year.
Don't let wood-destroying insects jeopardize the integrity of your home. Give Madsen Pest a call today at (715) 791-4777 and schedule your inspection and treatment today! You’ll rest easy, knowing that our expert technicians are dedicated to safeguarding your home from the menace of wood-destroying insects.
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