With Guardian Pest Control by your side, you can stop worrying about termites in your home. We offer comprehensive termite control services in Providence, Fall River, and beyond. Whether you suspect that you are already dealing with a termite infestation or if you are looking to prevent future infestations, our team has the knowledge and experience to defend your home from these pests.
We use a variety of methods to target termites and eradicate them from your home. With our help, your termite issues will melt away.
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As termites are capable of causing so much damage to homes and businesses, it’s imperative you contact our trained Providence termite control team as soon as you notice any signs of a possible infestation.
- Weaken the beams, posts, and other structural components of a home or business
- Leave holes in your drywall and insulation
- Cause floors, walls, and ceilings to collapse by chewing through the materials
- Damage the foundation of a home
- Destroy porches and fences
- Eat through wooden furniture
- Cause wood to start to decay
Are Termites Dangerous?
While termites are notorious for wreaking havoc on homes and other structures, the majority of termites pose little direct danger to humans. Although some termites may bite or sting if agitated, this is rare. However, their destruction of plant matter and wood that make up people's homes and businesses can have costly consequences. So, while the infestation itself may not be as hazardous to your health as another pest may be, it can be dangerous to the structural integrity of your property if left untreated.
What Do Termites Eat?
Termites pose a threat to the structure of your home, as their main diet is wood and other cellulose based materials, including plants, paper products, cotton, some fabrics, and cardboard, as well as dead plant material. There are a few different types of termites, though the most common termites in Rhode Island and Massachusetts make their nests in the soil around your home.
What are the Most Common Types of Termites in Rhode Island?
Subterranean termites are common throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts. These termites build their colonies in the soil near your home but feed on nearby wood and plant materials on the ground. Other kinds of termites, like dampwood or drywood termites, nest in wood as well as feast on it.
Our team will help you identify exactly what kind of termite you are facing and provide solutions that work for you and your situation. Depending on what kind of termite you are dealing with, our Providence termite removal team will deploy certain techniques to treat your infestation.
How Do I Know if I Have Termites?
It can be difficult to identify a termite infestation on your own. However, there are some signs that you can keep an eye out for. The signs listed below are a good indication that termites are lurking somewhere in or around your home. If you are seeing damage in your Providence home, give us a call right away!
Signs of Termites:
- A swarm of winged insects in your home or yard
- Cracked or bubbling paint in your home
- Discarded wings from swarming insects
- Mud tubes on walls or in crawl spaces
- Wooden structures that sound hollow
Termite damage can be much more severe than it may appear to the naked eye. Our pest control experts will conduct a thorough assessment of your home to locate the source of the infestation before we provide options to treat your termite problems.
“They have been able to do what other companies couldn’t- eradicate our issue and stay proactive to ensure it doesn’t happen again” - Johanna C.
“Lyle and Jeremy were excellent workers...professional, knowledgeable, polite and neat. Eric, who did the initial inspection, was top-notch also.” - Mike L.
“Jacob came out and for our first appointment and was very professional and kind.” - Tammy C.
“I was SO pleased and honestly grateful for the service that Olivia provided! She put me at ease (which is very difficult given my fear of rodents).” - Tonya S.
“Haven't seen... or heard... any critters!” - Susanne T.
“They were responsive and offered a reasonable rate for my property. Olivia was awesome!” - Jim C.
“Olivia communicates very effectively and is a good teacher and educated me as the homeowner on how to address issues in my house that help deter mice from entering the home, garage and sheds.” - Nicolette C.
“I've had good experiences before, but Olivia's service and energy is one of the best I have ever seen.” - Ralph D.
Due to the damage termites can cause, it's important to take necessary precautions to prevent an infestation. The best way to prevent termites is to work with a professional who is trained and experienced in handling this type of pest as they will be qualified and equipped with specialized preventative treatment options. Bringing in a professional will also ensure that potentially affected areas are properly monitored for signs of termite activity and any services needed are done promptly and correctly in order to minimize the potential for long-term damage.
There are also some preventative measures you can take to help protect your property and reduce the risks associated with termite infestations.
Tips for Preventing Termites:
- Inspect wooden structures for any signs of damage
- Seal cracks or gaps around windows and doors
- Dispose of tree stumps
- Keep firewood, mulch, cardboard, and other wood-related debris away from the foundation of your home
- Inspect your property for any possible entry points
- Check for any leaky pipes or other areas of moisture that might attract termites
- Keep attics, basements, and crawl spaces well ventilated
Termite Control Solutions from Guardian Pest Control
Guardian Pest Control has been helping families across Providence and Fall River with their termite issues since 1985. Our team has years of experience and training to better help you combat your pest problems. Whether you are facing a termite infestation or a different unwanted pest, we are proud to offer solutions that help you reclaim your home.
We also offer preventative solutions to keep termites away for the long term. Trust Guardian Pest Control to protect your home and your family!