With Both Treatment And Preventative Services, We Offer The Most Advanced Solutions To Protect Your Home From Termites.
If termites have invaded your property, you need to act quickly to prevent costly damage. At Pest-Free Pest Control, our termite pest control services do more than eliminate termites. We offer a termite agreement to protect your home in case you experience termite breakouts in the future. You’ll also be protected against termite damage.
Believe it or not termites cause more damage to homeowner's across the country than a combination of natural disasters such as tornadoes, earthquakes, and fires. The unfortunate thing about this situation is your homeowner's policy may not even cover the damage that has been done by these unwanted insects.
How To Tell If You Have Termites
Termites exist in every state but Alaska.
A well-organized subterranean termite colony can have more than a million hungry workers consuming over 100 pounds of wood per year.
Termites never stop. They feast 24/7.
Termites can fit through a crack as thin as 1/32nd of an inch, which is the thickness of a credit card.
Types of Termites:
Listed are the three main termites to worry about in the U.S:
Subterranean termite workers are small, opaque insects that can separate wood or other cellulose from its source. Workers live their entire lives in dark tunnels, both above and below ground. They do not have eyes because they do not need them.
But, interestingly enough, they can still tell the difference between light and dark. They know being in the light means they are in danger of predator attacks, not to mention losing valuable moisture from their bodies. When worker termites find themselves in the light, they return to the dark as quickly as they can.
This species eats cellulose, which is found in wood and other plants. This is what makes wooden structures so appealing to them and why they are found in homes, fences and trees.
However, drywood termites eat across the grainwhich destroys both the soft springwood growth and the harder summerwood growth. Most subterranean termites avoid the harder layers of wood, eating only the softer layers. Because they eat across the grain, the tunneling can lead to a building or tree collapsing if the colony’s network of tunnels grows too extensive.
Formosan termite workers are the colony members that seek out, masticate and digest wood. They then feed the entire colony by a process called “trophallaxis.” They digest and regurgitate the digested materials for the other colony members to eat.
Termites are basically blind. They seek out wood or any other source of cellulose in a random manner. They expand their search from their nest until they bump into an acceptable food source.
They are able to distinguish between light and dark, which is all they need to know for their safety. If they stay in the dark, they are safe from predators and able to maintain moisture in their fragile bodies. Light means danger.
4 Signs of Termite Activity:
There are the 4 main signs that you may have termites:
Blisters in wood flooring
Dark areas or blisters in wood flooring can indicate termites feeding within or below
Hollowed or damaged wood
Hollowed wood usually has a honeycomb interior and an empty sound.
Evidence of swarms
After swarming, termites usually leave discarded wings. There may also be several black or brown dead termites found.
Mud tubes the width of a drinking straw connect termites to their food source.
You Need The Strongest Termite Protection You Can Get
While homeowners insurance covers threats like burglary and lightning strikes, most policies don't cover termite treatment or damage repairs.
We provide the most advanced and effective termite control products and services available. We offer the strongest guarantee in the business. In our termite bonds. Protect your bond and your bond protects your most valuable asset.
Protect Your New Home With Termite New Construction Treatments
Even newly constructed homes are at risk for termite infestation. Pest-Free Pest Control offers numerous termite treatment services to help protect and prevent your home buyers future home from termite infestation. Taking action now can protect your home buyer's investment down the line. increasing initial purchase appeal.
If you are in the process of building a new home, one thing you will need is a pre-construction termite pre-treatment. This is a method of treating the soil or wood prior to the home being constructed in an order that a treatment barrier can be created to assist in the prevention of a future termite attack. Contact Pest-Free Pest Control today for a quote and explanation of this termite protection program.
Building a house can be very stressful, so we aim to take some of the stress off of you. We will perform all of the necessary work using the most up to date methods and then we will provide you with all of the necessary paperwork to satisfy your building inspector, we handle it all for you.