If you have had a tree cut down on your property, you are left with a stump. The stump can be the perfect environment for termites and can become termite infested. You can tell if a stump is infested with termites because you will see small tunnels on the stump. You may also see the termites.
But what if the stump is not infested with termites? Knowing that a stump is not currently infested with anything can lead to you forgetting about what the stump can bring to your property, and knowledge of how to handle such a stump is a sign of a good termite control company.
Even if the stump is not infested with termites, you may consider having it removed because the stump can attract termites to your property in the future. Even though termites are drawn to the stump itself, they may later become drawn to your home because your home serves as a better and sustaining food source for them. You have wood beams, floors, books, and other items that are made of materials that they absolutely love.
Stump removal is rather simple. It involves removing the entire stump, including the root. That way termites have nothing to thrive on. It is important that every trace of the stump no longer exists. If there is an existing termite problem, however, you will need to have repellant placed around the foundation of your home. The termites may scatter. You may also consider having a pest control specialist place baits in the appropriate areas to try and keep the termites away from the home. The worker termites will bring the bait back to their colony, allowing them and the rest to feed. Because it is poisonous, they will die. But no matter what, make sure repellant is placed outside of the home and that the home is checked for infestation.