How Destructive are Subterranean Termites in Massachusetts?

Termites in Massachusetts are very active. The only area that really gets any respite from them is Cape Cod. They may still be found there, but not as often. As for the rest of the state, subterranean termites are a real danger to properties. Termite treatments are of the utmost importance if your property develops an infestation.

We expect this year to be a bad one for termite infestation in Massachusetts, so we’re discounting any termite treatment with a $100 coupon. Before we get to that, you probably have some questions about termites.

How likely is a termite infestation?

There are zones that define the likelihood of termite infestations. Almost all of Massachusetts has a rating of 2 as a Termite Infestation Probability Zone. This means that the rate of termite infestation in Massachusetts is “moderate to heavy.” Not too encouraging, right?

How does an infestation start?

Subterranean termites live underground. After a rainfall, they’re forced out of the soil and they swarm. During this time, winged termites will mate. They will spread out and find new locations. Eventually their wings will drop off and they’ll start colonies wherever they landed.

What about drywood termites?

Drywood termites are not native to Massachusetts. There’s a small chance they can be transported here in furniture or other wooden objects, but termite infestations in Massachusetts homes are most likely to be subterranean termites.

Do termite infestations go away?

No. As long as termites have wood to consume, they’ll stay right where they are. They may off-shoot additional colonies in the area (which leads to very unhappy neighbors), but the original colony won’t transport itself away.

Can termites destroy homes?

Yes. Termites can cause irreparable damage to homes quickly. Termites colonies will only grow in size, so leaving a termites in your home unaddressed is an easy way to lose a lot of value in your home.

How do I get rid of termites?

You won’t be able to get rid of termites without professional help from a termite control specialist in Massachusetts. As a pest control specialist in Massachusetts, Ransford techs will be able to identify the full scope of your infestation and quickly implement a plan to eradicate the infestation. We build our plans around Sentricon termite treatment, which is extremely effective in expert hands.

As we mentioned, this year may be a bad one for termites. We are discounting our termite treatment by $100 by offering a coupon. If you suspect you have a termite infestation, we can provide an inspection and immediately start treating if we find termites. Don’t wait, the problem will only get worse. The only way to solve it is through effective termite treatment. Call Ransford Environmental Solutions today!

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