Termite Services (call for details):
Full house or building treatments, for the control of subterranean termites.
Termite Repair, to restore damaged areas of structures.
Fumigation, for the control of drywood termites and wood destroying beetles.
Termite Monitoring service, in lieu of or in conjunction with liquid treatments.
- Termite inspections:
- Buying or selling a home or business? We offer complete inspections at reasonable rates.
- All current customers are entitled for a free limited inspection, and a discounted price for full inspections.
- Subterranean termites:
- If you're a homeowner, subterranean termites are not welcome guests. The creamy-brown 1/8 – 1” subterranean termite can do major damage to the wood in your home, threatening its very structure. Found in all 50 states, subterranean termites live underground or in moist secluded area above ground (they need soil to survive), and their colonies can contain up to two million termites. You can pinpoint a subterranean termite infestation by the characteristic mud tubes the termites construct to gain access to food and protect themselves from the open air. Subterranean termites can build these mud tunnels through cracks in concrete. The primary goal of subterranean termites is to find food. Like all termite species, subterranean termites feed on substances containing cellulose, usually wood.
- Drywood termites:
- Unlike subterranean termites who like moisture, drywood termite prefer to feast on dry wood. Although they are similar to subterranean termites in size and color, drywood termites do not have a worker termite in their caste. Instead, they rely on immature drywood termites (called nymphs) to do the work before they reach adulthood. Drywood termites form colonies of about 2,500 drywood termite members and they infest dry wood areas, such as attic framing and door frames. Despite their dislike of soil and moisture, drywood termites can still cause significant damage to wooden structures.
- Dampwood termites:
- Like their cousins the subterranean termites, dampwood termites love wood with a high moisture content. For this reason, dampwood termites are not often found in structures. However, when they find a moist wooden structure to inhabit, dampwood termites can still do significant damage, so dampwood termite control is important.
- Other Wood Destroying Pests:
Photo credits: Subterranean Termite Queen (Coptotermes formosanus) This image is in the public domain because it contains materials that originally came from the Agricultural Research Service, the research agency of the United States Department of Agriculture. Subterranean Termite (Coptotermes formosanus) workers and soldiers This image is in the public domain because it contains materials that originally came from the Agricultural Research Service, the research agency of the United States Department of Agriculture. Carpenter Ant worker (Camponotus Sp.) Photo by: Muhammad Mahdi Karim