Termites are a major wood destroying pest here in Las Vegas and all of Nevada. There is more time, effort, and money spent on preventing and controlling Termites along with termite inspections, than all other wood destroying pest combined. The Subterranean Termite is also one of the most spread out and destructive species of Termite in North America. This why in Las Vegas termite treatment is so important and why Termite Inspections and prevention methods are crucial for effective termite control.
There are different species of Termites in Nevada while some are native to specific areas like southern and northern Nevada, other species of Termite are found statewide. The life cycles, damage, and appearance of each of the species of Termite are so similar that they really can’t be identified unless you know what you are looking for. For this reason, a professional termite inspector is so important when having a termite inspection performed. Each species has different characteristics between individuals in their colony yet they are almost impossible to distinguish between species. Termite control is a top priority when it comes to pest control and owning a home. Termite inspections yearly are recommended by a good pest control company.
Expert Termite Inspections
Red Rock Pest controls exterminators here in Las Vegas are highly trained to determine what species of Termite is invading your home during a termite inspection. Las Vegas Termites can be a problem. Some say there aren’t Termites in Las Vegas. Unfortunately, Termites are here and Termites are here to stay. Get Your termite inspection today from Red Rock Pest Control and make sure your home is protected and termite free. Call today for a termite inspection.
LIFE CYCLE OF A TERMITE
In Las Vegas, Termite inspections are important because the life cycle of a termite varies from species to species. At certain times of the year, Primary Reproductive termites will emerge and it is usually in the warmer times of the year. This is a great time to get a Termite inspection. Termites will emerge primarily in spring and fall, also after favorable conditions are present such as adequate moisture. In Las Vegas, the Primary Reproductives will emerge from tiny exit holes in the soil. Pest Control companies look for this during Termite Inspections. After they emerge they will perform a short flight where they will drop to the ground. Then the Termites will lose their wings. Most people mistake these termites for flying ants during this stage. Not all of these alates will fly. Some of these termites will actually run across the ground for awhile and then lose their wings. After this, males and female termites will pair up and begin to mate and to attempt to start a colony. The male and female Termites will feed and groom each other and after only 1 day will copulate. A termite inspection is a key to preventing this from happening.
The growth of the Termite colony is slow at the beginning which makes it difficult to identify during a termite inspection. Not very many eggs are laid in the first year after the Termite colony begins. Not only that but it takes about 50 days for an egg to incubate and hatch. The growth of the Termite colony is complicated and generally has to be in prime conditions for males and female termites to be formed inside the termite colony. Las Vegas Pest control companies know this and this is why IPM or integrated pest management is introduced during a Termite inspection or a Termite treatment. Breaking one life cycle such as moisture can create a huge problem in the colony of termites which can stop production altogether. During a termite inspection, your termite inspector will give you all the details about termites and the termite control of your home.
Termite Inspections and What We Look For
Red Rock Pest Control performs termite inspections for Shelter tubes when notified for possible termite control. Shelter tubes, also known as “Mud Tubes” are a sure telltale sign that termites have moved into your Las Vegas home and that they are actively excavating your property. When performing a Termite Inspection, particles of either sand, soil, and wood, or sometimes all them, coated with a glue-like substance secreted by the termites, are left behind by the Termite. The fecal matter of a Termite is used to help keep the particles together kind of like a cement. There are 2 functions to the Termite shelter tubes here in Las Vegas. One way Termites use shelter tubes is to keep the wind out. Winds can lower moisture level, therefore, drying out the termites and killing them. The second reason is to keep natural enemies away from the termites. The Primary enemy of a termite in Las Vegas is Ants. There are a vast amount of different species of Termites In Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Summerlin, and even Mt’s Edge. This means that Las Vegas Pest control Companies are not the only predators after termites. A good Pest control service is your best bet when dealing with termites. Red Rock Pest Control not only performs termite control but performs termite inspections all over the valley. Call Red Rock Pest Control for a Termite Inspection today!