MORE HOMES ARE DAMAGED BY TERMITES EACH YEAR THAN BY FIRE.
Eliminating termites quickly is essential. Fortunately, even the toughest colonies can’t stand up to our termite treatment.
Termite infestations are often difficult for homeowners to detect because they feed and travel inside the walls of your home. Here are a few signs that your home has a termite infestation:
- Termite Wings – Termites swarm into the home through tiny holes in the wall. They will fly toward a light source, like a window or sliding glass door. If you find dead termites or termite wings near your window sills or sliding glass doors, it is an indication of an active infestation in your home.
- Small holes or tiny spots of dirt on a wall or baseboard – as mentioned earlier, swarming termites enter into your home through small holes in the wall. These “exit holes” can be packed with dirt or left open.
- Mud tunnels – Subterranean termites will build tunnels out of soil to safely travel to food sources above the ground. These tunnels are about the size of a pencil and are most often found outside on the foundation of your home. However, it isn’t uncommon to find them inside the house and garage, as well.
- Damaged wood – Termites will eat all of the wood behind a wall and leave just the paint that covers the area! Lightly tapping wood surfaces that appear undamaged with the handle of a screwdriver may lead to the discovery of damaged wood behind painted surfaces.
- Pellets – Drywood termites push tiny pellets out of small holes in the wood they are living in. The pellets accumulate in small piles under the areas where they are feeding.
If you notice any of these signs, call our professionals immediately at 877-98-PESTS, before your termite problem becomes an termite infestation.
We use advanced technologies to ensure quick, lasting termite extermination. Yet all of our materials are among the safest available for your family, your pets and your home. There are a number of ways we may treat an infestation.
Liquid perimeter system
- Trenches are dug along the foundation creating a zone where the termite treatment will be applied. Holes are drilled through the attached concrete slab to allow the treatment underneath.
- Specialized equipment is inserted into the ground to saturate the soil with the termite treatment. Excavated soil is also treated to maintain the treatment barrier at the ground level.
- Drill holes are patched to restore the original appearance around the foundation and to seal in the newly formed protective barrier. Excavated soil is replaced along the foundation line.
- The system creates an immediate termite control zone at key entry points around and through your home’s foundation.
- As termites tunnel through the treated soil, the termite control material sticks to their bodies.
- Termite elimination begins almost immediately as the termites spread the material to other termites, reducing the colony’s population until your home is termite-free.
Termite Baiting System
- Baiting stations are strategically installed in the ground around your property where termites are likely to forage for food. Termites feeding on bait in the stations take the bait and feed it to their nest mates.
- Individual termites can be affected within a few days after consuming the bait. But it may take several months before an entire colony is suppressed to the point that your home is protected against future termite attacks.
- Once the termites in your home are gone, others may move into the area. To keep your home protected, we’ll continue to monitor the baiting stations for signs of new activity.
DRYWOOD TERMITE TREATMENT SYSTEM
- If drywood termites are discovered, effective treatment requires tent fumigation. This is a thoroughly tested, carefully controlled means of dispersing specialized fumigant through an infested home. A typical fumigation takes 48-72 hours from setup through completion.
How Drywood Termite Tenting Works
- Specialized tarps are placed over the entire home to form a tent to contain the fumigant. Tarps are joined together at rolled seams using heavy-duty clamps. The tarps are weighted at the bottom to create a seal.
- Fumigant is dispersed, penetrating all wood timbers, trim finished wood, and furniture as well as hard-to-treat wall studs.
- For as long as you keep your treatment plan, if you ever see drywood termites, call and we’ll provide a solution within 24 hours and back you with our Quality Assurance Guarantee.
A termite problem can escalate quickly as termites attack the very structure of your home. Call us now at 877-98-PESTS before your small problem becomes a large infestation.