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Drywood Termites

Drywood termites form colonies of up to 2,500 members. Drywood Termite colonies don’t have workers. Younger termites, called "false workers", do all the work for the colony

DIET: Drywood Termites eat wood, wallpaper, plastics and fabric made from plants.

HABITAT: Drywood Termite colonies are usually found in dry wood and they do not require moisture or contact with the soil.

IMPACT : Drywood termites can build nests and dig tunnels in buildings. These tunnels cause major damage because the wooden support beams can become weak and make the building lean or fall down.

PREVENTION: Make sure firewood and scrap wood is stored away from your house. Seal all cracks and crevices around the outside of your home.

Subterranean Termites

Subterranean Termite colonies can have up to 2 million members! Their colonies are divided into three groups: workers, soldiers and reproductives.

DIET: Termites eat wood, wallpaper, plastics and fabric made from plants.

HABITAT: Subterranean termites need contact with the soil to survive. They live in underground colonies or in wet areas aboveground. They build tunnels to reach food and every spring, groups of reproductive termites fly off to start new colonies.

IMPACT: Subterranean termites are the most destructive kind of termite. They can eat a lot of wood and they can cause a lot of expensive damage to a house! They can destroy building foundations, wooden support beams, plastic plumbing pipes, sub-flooring, insulation … even swimming pool liners and filtration systems! Termites can also injure or destroy living trees and shrubs.

PREVENTION: Don’t let water pool around your home's foundation. Termites like that! Never leave wood scraps in the yard for them to snack on.

Fumigation

Here is what you need to know.. Drywood termites and termite damage can threaten the integrity of your largest investment – your home. What do you do when your pest management professional tells you that your home needs to be fumigated for drywood termites? Do not worry – you are not alone. Millions of homeowners battle termite infestations every year and many of their homes are treated by whole-structure fumigation with a gas fumigant. This is crucial to provide you peace of mind. Keep in mind that while many spot treatments only reach accessible areas in your home for partial or temporary results. Gas fumigant penetrates every inch of you home where termites hide.

Soil Treatment

These are chemical barriers which keep subterranean termites from entering your structure through the foundation and plumbing walls. This prevents them from doing any hidden damage to your property.

Local Treatment

This form of treatment is usually used when termite evidence can be seen in the area where they are coming from and do not extend into inaccessible areas where elimination is a great possibility. There are different forms of treatment for either subterranean or drywood termites depending on the situation of infestation. Please contact us for inspection.

Structural Repair

In most cases termite and fungus damage occur on cosmetic lumber. Such as Fascia boards, roof eaves, patio covers, decks and sub flooring around bathrooms. If you see this evidence do not ignore the problem it could get worse over time and cost even more to repair. Please contact us for Inspection.