Subterranean termites are the most destructive and widespread pest in the Northeast. They cause hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to buildings every year, and can significantly weaken structural components of homes and businesses.
Termites consume wood and other cellulose-based materials as their food source. In nature, they move through the soil in search of tree stumps, wood piles, and a variety of decaying materials. They construct mud tubes to travel through, which protect them from predators and maintains necessary body moisture. conditions.
Subterranean termites most frequently enter structures where there is wood to soil contact. Garage door frames, kickplates above front steps, and buried siding presents easy access to a good meal. They prefer to remain secluded, and their activity is difficult to detect by the untrained observer.
In the spring, mature colonies will send out male and female reproductives. They are black with clear wings, and unlike ants, have one continuous body form. Hundreds of swarmers may be seen over the period of a few days, although piles of wings may be the only sign of activity.
If you suspect a termite problem, an inspection by our experienced technician is the way to begin the process. We will meet with you on-site and develop a treatment plan that addresses the issue, as well as make recommendations to eliminate conditions favored by termites.
The traditional method of termite control is the injection of liquid solution into the soil around the exterior foundation. Areas of activity in basements and crawl spaces are also treated. The termites pass through the material, and by social activity, transfer the effects among the entire colony. Elimination of the entire nest is complete within two to three months.
We have been using Termidor for over 20 years, with excellent results. Its proven track record makes it the top choice for termite control throughout the country. In combination with our yearly check-up program, we will insure that your property will be termite-free for years to come.