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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:

  • Make the house less desirable to termites by reducing moisture and organic matter around the home—for instance, don't store firewood or scrap lumber near the house, and keep trees and bushes trimmed away from the foundation
  • Reduce moisture—repair leaky faucets and gutters, and grade so that water runs away from the house
  • Ventilate crawl spaces to reduce humidity
  • Identify entry points—look for and seal cracks and holes that may be found in the foundation.

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.

American Sentry Pest Control will be happy to schedule a FREE termite inspection to help identify conducive conditions and visible signs of termite infestation, and offer a no-obligation treatment estimate.

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:

  • Inspect your home to help identify conducive conditions and visible signs of termite infestation
  • Give you our recommendation for termite treatment option(s) to suit your particular needs, along with a ​no-obligation service estimate.
  • Provide quality service—we offer professional service and flexible scheduling options.

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:

  • Live termites in and/or around the home
  • Mud tubes—frequently found on masonry or along pipes, or other areas, often leading from the soil to wooden structures
  • Holes or voids in wood; soft, hollow-sounding wood; damaged wood with tunnels running parallel to the wood's grain (Termites tend to eat wood from the inside out, so be aware that damage isn't always visible from the outside).
  • Sunken, rippled, or bubbling wall coverings, paint, and/or small holes on drywall or plaster walls
  • Frass—small piles of sawdust looking termite droppings
  • Flying termites and/or their discarded wings—Winged reproductive termites typically emerge in warmer months to mate and start new colonies. Because they often appear in large numbers, they are frequently referred to as "swarmers" or collectively as a "swarm."  After mating, they shed their wings and disperse in an attempt to establish new colonies.​  Swarming termites and/or their discarded wings in or around a home can indicate the presence of an infestation. Unfortunately, flying termites are ​often confused with flying ants.

American Sentry Pest Controluses what we believe to be one of the most effective subterranean termite treatments on the market—Termidor®.

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!

Since its introduction, over 4 million homes have been protected with Termidor®, making it America's #1 termite defense product.​

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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:

Swarming Ants or Termites?
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