Termite Control 101

The personnel at ABC Pest Control has been providing termite protection to homes and businesses for over 20 years. This is experience you can count on!

What can termites do to my home?

Termites eat wood. In their natural state, they eat fallen logs and stumps off the forest floor. But on your property, they can eat away the equity you have built up in your home and property. Termites infest millions of homes nation-wide, causing over $750 million in damage annually, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.

What will you do to get rid of termites?

Create an invisible barrier of termiticide between your home and the termites, which eliminates termites as they try to attack your home. Treatment begins with a thorough inspection. Then, an analysis of your home and property. And finally, applying materials to effectively kill termites.

How will you achieve this invisible barrier?

Methods vary with each house, depending on the type of foundation or basement, construction materials, number and type of porches, patios, chimneys, etc. By digging narrow trenches along walls and drilling through horizontal surfaces and into voids, materials can be applied where they will kill termites as they try to enter your home.

Will this kind of thorough treatment be a lot of trouble?

No. Our modern termite control treatment will usually take a single day, or less, with very little upset to your daily routine. And considering the fact that a home is the largest single investment most American families will ever make, protecting its value is not much trouble at all.

I haven't seen swarming termites or traces of damage, is my home still in danger?

Unfortunately, yes. When a colony swarms, the winged termites may be in the air for just a few minutes and you may not see them. Termites also eat wood from the inside out, making their activity detectable only by professional termite inspection.

Winged Ant or Termite?

Winged termites are usually, but not always, smaller about 1/4" in length. They appear to have two body segments, straight antennae, and two pairs of equally long wings. Ants have three body segments with a narrow waist, elbowed antennae and a longer pair of front wings.

Winged Termite

Winged Ant

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