The Eastern Subterranean Termite: A prevalent species in North America, holds the title of the most economically significant wood-destroying insect in the United States. Colonies typically range from 20,000 to 60,000 individuals, but can even grow into the millions. All termites are social insects living in large colonies, comprising reproductives, soldiers, and workers, each playing a vital role. Colonies are usually in the soil, and workers create tunnels to access structural wood for sustenance. Termites digest wood with the aid of specialized organisms in their digestive systems. These termites make their way into wooden structures by mud tubes that lead from the soil into the wood they infest. These termites have a seasonal swarming event from February to May. This is usually when homeowners notice termite activity. We treat subterranean termites by digging a trench no deeper than 6 inches and injecting pesticides into the trench surrounding the perimeter of the structure we're protecting. This creates a barrier in the soil around your home/structures. We may also treat affected areas in the structure using a foam termiticide for active termites. An inspection is required to give an accurate bid, to properly identify termites/species, and to formulate an appropriate course of action.

Formosan Subterranean Termites: Similar to their native friends the Formosan Termite is a species of subterranean termite imported from China. They have the ability to collect moisture using a substance they create called a carton (masticated wood, termite feces, and saliva) to wick up a water source from outside to deliver into the walls they infest. They too create mud tubes that lead from the soil to wooden structures. The trenching treatment is the same however we would deploy more termiticide foam into walls to ensure we are targeting any active termite presence hidden within. An inspection is required to give an accurate bid, to properly identify termites/species, and to formulate an appropriate course of action.

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