Local Termite exterminator Professionals in Des Moines, IA
Diam Pest Control
Termite Control Experts
Termites have a reputation for destruction, which is well-earned. They feed on cellulose from any wood or wood by-products they come across, from fallen trees to paper products, to wood construction in houses. As a result, these tiny pests damage more homes each year than hurricanes, fires and tornadoes combined! Unfortunately, most homeowners insurance does not cover Termite Damage Repair, so call us today to get your home evaluated for termite damage.
Swarms of termites can look like ant swarms, so if you see any of this activity, save a few and give us a call to come out and evaluate your home, and provide the exterminator services you need.
MOST COMMON TERMITES in Iowa
Our expert team is well-equipped to handle the most common termite species found in Iowa, including the Eastern Subterranean termite (Reticulitermes flavipes) and the Western Subterranean termite (Reticulitermes hesperus). These termites are known for their destructive nature, as they feed on wood and can cause significant damage to homes and buildings if left untreated. Eastern Subterranean termites are typically found in eastern Iowa, while Western Subterranean termites are more commonly found in western parts of the state. Our team at Diam Pest Control is experienced in identifying and eradicating these common termite species using effective and environmentally-friendly pest control methods. Trust us to protect your property from termites and ensure peace of mind for you and your family. Contact us today for a thorough termite inspection and tailored solutions to keep your home termite-free!
Signs and Severity of Termites
Subterranean termites live in the soil beneath and around homes and often enter through wood that touches the ground or by constructing “mud tubes” from the ground to the wood. Cracks in concrete walls and foundations made of hollow blocks can also be entry points. Other common warning signs of a subterranean termite infestation are:
- Winged swarmers (termites that are dark-brown to black, 1/4 to 1/2 inch long, and two pairs of wings)
- Mud tubes
- Damaged wood
- Uneven or bubbling paint
- Small piles of feces resembling sawdust near a termite nest
- Discarded wings near doors or windowsills
Subterranean termite nests can grow quickly and contain hundreds to thousands of termites. They can infest a home for years before they’re detected, so it’s essential to pay attention to any warning signs and have them looked at by one of our termite extermination experts.
Prevention TIPS FOR TERMITES & WOOD DESTROYING INSECTS
As homeowners, it’s essential to take care of our property, and that includes protecting it from the damage caused by termites and other wood-destroying insects. At Diam Pest Control, we’ve compiled a list of preventative measures you can take to keep these pesky pests at bay and prevent costly repairs. From inspecting your home regularly to removing standing water around your property, our team is here to help you safeguard your home and ensure it remains structurally sound for years to come.
- Remove all wood debris that is in contact with the soil
- Store fire wood away from house and off the ground
- Fix any leaks in pipes and drains
- Make sure drainage from the roof is directed away from the house
- Insulate home well to reduce condensation from temperature gradients
- Replace mulch that is close to the home with gravel
- Schedule yearly termite inspections for your home
Contact us today for expert termite exterminator services in the greater Des Moines area!
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