Termite Damage Can Be Devastating
Termites may be small, but they are powerful. Termites are the most destructive pest you’ll never see, small enough to get into almost anywhere and wrecking havoc with their constant chewing. By remaining hidden within your walls, they can chew tunnel after tunnel through the wooden structures of your home or business, weakening the structural integrity to the point of making your property unlivable.
Protecting against termites is vital to the safety of your home or commercial property, and with Amco Pest Solutions, the process is easy.
Our Termite Control Offerings
The identification of a termite infestation is difficult for anyone not trained in spotting the subtle signs of their presence. Amco Pest Solutions will send one of our pest control specialists to your home or business, to inspect for any signs of termite activity. Our inspection is thorough and includes both the interior and exterior areas of your property.
Based on the findings of our inspection, we’ll recommend a course of treatment to eliminate active termites and prevent them from getting into your home or business in the future. Active infestations get treated with a conventional liquid termite treatment that we also use as a preventative treatment.
If termites are not currently active on your property, we'll suggest the installation of a termite baiting system. We install bait stations in the soil around the perimeter of your property. When termites take the bait, they bring it back to the other termites, destroying the entire colony.
Our termite treatments come with a one-year, renewable warranty. You can also prepay this warranty for several years at a discounted rate.
Termite Frequently Asked Questions
What are common warning signs of termites?
There are a number of warning signs that termites leave behind in properties they infest. Some of the most common include:
- Small holes found in hood around the structure
- Small piles of sawdust-like material (frass) found around the structure
- Mud tubes running along foundation walls
- Grooves dug into the wood in your home’s walls or foundations
- Wood that sounds hollow when knocked on
- Doors or windows that jam or stick when being opened and closed
- Small, discarded wings found around the home from termite mating flights
- Swarms of flying termites near your home
Unfortunately, most of these warning signs might be invisible to the naked eye, or might not even be present at all. Termites are not like other pests: if you wait until the problem becomes apparent to solve it, it is already too late, and you already have a severe and costly infestation on your hands.
When is the active season for termites?
In the United States, “termite season” is typically considered to begin in the spring and last until the late fall, depending on the part of the country. Termites pass through the colder months by overwintering inside trees, under fallen leaves, inside plant matter on the ground, or inside the buildings they infest. They then re-emerge in the early spring to perform mating swarms, during which reproductive termites sprout wings and pair off, fly off in random directions in order to start new colonies of their own. Each pair will then become the queen and queen of their respective colonies.
Unfortunately, while they are most visible during this mating period, termites can strike any time of year. In Florida, the mild winters mean that they never go into inactivity, but even in New York and New Jersey, they can stay tunneling all year round under the right conditions. Due to this fact, the only way to keep your property protected from termites long-term is through a lasting protection program from a pest control provider.
How much damage can termites cause?
The damage a termite infestation leaves behind will vary based on a number of factors, including the size of the infestation, how long the termites have been active inside the structure, and the amount of wood present that they can get into. Certain damage is also more costly than others; for example, damage to the interior floors might not be as damaging as direct damage to the home’s foundations, which can be incredibly damaging to the overall fortitude of the structure.
The only real answer to the question of how much damage termites can cause is “a lot,” and the longer the infestation persists, the worse the damage will be.
How can I tell if I have termites?
Unfortunately, it can be extremely difficult, even impossible, for the average home or business owner to become aware of a termite problem on their property until catastrophic damage has already occurred. However, termite bait systems from a certified termite control provider can be used to accurately assess and monitor termite levels within a home. Contact us today for more details.
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