More than 365,000 homes will need the fire department this year. But over two million homes will require termite treatment. Homeowners insurance will help recover losses from fires, storms, and earthquakes, but it is impossible to carry insurance against termite infestation.
Bugs Are Gone’s termite control specialists can provide protection from termite infestation.
Termites can be found in almost every state as well as Mexico and parts of Canada. They feed on wood and may also destroy paper products such as books, cardboard boxes and a variety of other items. Even buildings with steel framing and masonry walls are targets because of wooden door and window frames, cabinets and shelving within buildings. Populations can exceed one million insects. Worker termites are small and creamy-white in color. They are the most numerous and the cause of all the termite damage. A property owner seldom sees the worker termites, but in the spring or fall he may see swarming winged reproductives. This form of termite can easily be confused with a winged ant.
How Termites Enter Your Home
The most common termite, the subterranean, builds its nest in the ground. These termites may construct mud tubes which are used to explore for food and connect their underground nest to that food source. Termites can enter buildings through cracks, expansion joints, hollow bricks, or concrete blocks around plumbing. They can find their way into a structure through an opening as small as 1/32 of an inch. Any building, whether constructed with a slab, basement or crawl space foundation, can be a target for termite infestation.
Leave it to the Professionals
Detecting and controlling termites is a job for Bugs Are Gone professionals. A thorough inspection by our termite control specialist is the first and most important step in protecting your property. Our experienced eyes can locate the specific areas in your structure where a termite attack is likely to occur. Then Bugs Are Gone technicians will design a treatment plan for your house that will control any current infestation. For subterranean termites, treatment options for existing structures may include soil treatment, baiting systems, wood treatment, or a combination of these.
- Q: What is a soil treatment?
- Q: Will the wood in my home be treated?
- Q: Will there be an odor?
- Q: Are the products used dangerous to my health?
- A: Studies show that when termiticides are applied according to label directions, no adverse health effects occur to occupants of the treated building or to persons applying the product.