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Termites can enter the home through many access points, such as expansion joints, foundation cracks, hollow bricks or concrete blocks, spaces where floors and walls meet, and even the smallest openings around plumbing and electrical connections. Given the right set of conducive conditions, almost any building—whether built on crawl space, basement or slab foundation—could be susceptible to termite infestation.
Subterranean termites typically nest in large underground colonies with individuals numbering up to the millions. They frequently construct elaborate mud tubes which they use to travel through the soil and to search for food, and once located, to connect the food source—such as a home—to the colony.
Subterranean termites are found throughout most of the United States. They feed on the cellulose found in wood fiber, walls, floors, window and door trim, furniture, paper, etc.—which often makes homes and their contents a prime target for their voracious appetites! Subterranean termites can cause significant damage, and can even compromise the structural integrity of a home.
Here are a few tips that may help make a home less conducive to subterranean termite infestation:
Also, to help protect your home from the potentially damaging effects of subterranean termites, consider having your home regularly inspected by an experienced pest management professional.
Swarming Ant (left): Elbowed antennae, narrow waist and long legs, front wings larger than hind wings.
Swarming Termite (right):Straight antennae, thick waist and short legs, four equally-sized wings.
To help protect your home from the potentially damaging effects of subterranean termites, consider having it regularly inspected by an experienced pest management professional. Licensed and certified, American Sentry Pest Control's experienced inspectors can:
According to the National Pest Management Association, termites cause over $5 billion in property damage each year. Unfortunately, many standard homeowner's insurance policies do not cover termite treatments or damage. No matter how old, given the right set of conducive conditions, almost any building—whether built on crawl space, basement, or slab foundation—could be susceptible to subterranean termite infestation.
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Subterranean termites have been called an "unseen enemy," because it is not uncommon for termite infestations to go unnoticed by unsuspecting homeowners while they are actively damaging the home. It is not always easy to determine if you have a termite infestation—which is why it is recommended that homeowners have their home regularly inspected by a licensed pest control professional. However, a few common signs of possible termite infestation can include:
Termidor® is a professionally applied termite defense product. It is made from a virtually odorless nonrepellent or "undetectable" chemical that termites can't see, feel, or smell, so they move freely through treated areas, ingesting it, and sharing it with other members of the colony through a unique "transfer effect."
Termidor® begins to work immediately, and has been demonstrated to provide 100% control of infesting termites in three months or less—unlike some baiting systems that can take months, or even years to completely control a colony.
Registered by the Environmental Protection Agency, Termidor® has consistently proven to be effective at eliminating termites in field trials across the United States; and in ongoing field trials conducted by the United States Department of Agriculture–Forest Service, proving to be equally effective in keeping termites from coming back!
Of course, there's no need for uncertainty—American Sentry Pest Control will be happy to help identify swarming ants, carpenter ants, and/or termites for you during a FREE, no-obligation inspection.
Homeowners sometimes confuse flying ants with flying termites—a potentially costly mistake. Termite infestations can cause significant damage, and can even compromise the structural integrity of a home. Because flying ants and termites do look a lot alike, it is important to correctly identify them if they are spotted in or around the home. Unfortunately, to the untrained eye, this can be a bit of a challenge, but there are some distinct characteristics that can help tell them apart:
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