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Think You Might Have A Termite Problem?

Statistics show that Virginia may have as many as 10-14 termite colonies in a single acre of land – 3 or 4 of which could easily be situated right under or around your home. These termite colonies constantly forage through the soil looking for food sources and they don’t stop at just one!

Their foraging range will spread beyond the initial food source into an are as large as two acres. At this point, it is only a matter of time before the will reach an adjacent home. In fact, the may be there already. While our trained professionals recognize the less obvious signs of termite infestation, there are more obvious signs that all homeowners should be on the lookout for. These distinctive signs you might have an active termite problem.

Warning Signs Of Termites

Stray wings: Found near emergence sites such as exterior doors, on windowsills, in cobwebs, and/or at the garage.

Mud Tunnels: lining the side of piers, utility entrances, or the inside or outside of the foundation walls of your house.

Flying/Swarming Termites: inside your house, near windows, doors, or indoor light sources.

Maze-like patterns: in furniture, floor boards or walls of your home.

If you see warning signs of termite, do not wait to call a professional! Termite damage is often irreversible and can cause thousands of dollars in repairs or more. Keep your home, family, and pets safer today. Call the termite control experts and get a FREE in-house inspection.

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Treating For Termites

Preferred Baiting Solution: Subterranean Termites protection will be provided by installing bait/monitoring stations around the exterior of the structure. Certain conditions may require the use of interior bait stations. We may also require the use of liquid termiticide treatments where necessary, at sites conducive to infestation and/or at infested areas.

Limited Liquid Solution: Subterranean Termites protection will be provided by applying a stand-alone, non-repellant, liquid termiticide to the exterior of the structure. This treatment involves trenching and rodding the soil along the foundation wall on the exterior of the structure. It also includes drilling and treating underneath concrete slabs and porches around the structure. This Pest Control Treatment is designed to create a protective treated zone between termites and the wood in the structure.

Preventative Baiting Solution: Installing bait/monitoring stations around the exterior of the structure will provide Subterranean Termite protection. We may also require the use of liquid termiticide treatments where necessary, at sites conducive to infestation.

Home Treatment And Termite Protection

Pest Solutions, Inc. proudly uses the safest and most effective method of termite treatment available to date. This method is Sentricon that differs from traditional liquid methods by using bait to eliminate the entire colony.

Sentricon is a service designed to scientifically eliminate an entire subterranean termite colony, including its queen; while other brands can only do this on chance. While liquid solutions protect from food foragers, they do not protect end the entire colony and can become ineffective over time. Termites need just 1/16th of an inch to squeeze into your home. With Sentricon, treatment does not diminish or degrade over time. It visibly produces evidence that our termite treatment is working with in-ground stations placed around your home.

READ ABOUT THE FEATURES AND BENEFITS OF SETRICON TREATMENT

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  • No digging or trenches = liquid solutions require digging around the parameter of your home, Sentricon does not
  • No structural digging = Sometimes you may even have to dig into concrete sidewalks with a liquid solution, not with Sentricon
  • No chemicals injected in the ground = don’t put your children or pets at risk, Sentricon requires no chemical injections
  • No trucks with chemical tanks = Sentricon is an all-in-one tool, so you don’t need these supplies
  • No hassle = call your local pest management professionals to have Sentricon installed without hassles
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Eastern Subterranean Termites

Color Creamy white; grayish Legs Six
Shape Oval Size 1/8th inch
Antennae Yes Flying Rare winged swarms
Region Found throughout the U.S.

Habits: Eastern subterranean termites feed of weed cellulose and timber. Their presence typically goes unnoticed for lengthy periods of time, while inside of the structure, damage is caused.

Habitat: Eastern subterranean termites can be found in trim work, subflooring, flooring, and wood structuring near or below ground level.

Threats: The eastern subterranean termites are considered a serious timber threat. Homes are often considered the biggest investment a person will make. A termite infestation could be devastating and is oftentimes not covered by homeowner’s insurance. The National Pest Management Association has documented $5 billion in termite damage each year.

Prevention: Wondering how to prevent eastern subterranean termites? There are precautions you can take to lessen the risks of infestation. Start with reducing any soil or mulch contact around your house. Remove wood, lumber, mulch, cardboard, etc. from around the foundation to create a barrier along your home. It can also help to make sure storm drains are away from your home, to lessen the soil dampness. Minimize other sources of excess moisture such as leaky faucets, as it creates conditions for termites to invade.

Drywood Termites

Color Gold brown Legs Six
Shape Oval Size 1/2 – 1 inch
Antennae Yes Flying Rare winged swarms
Region Southern U.S.

Habits: Drywood termites form large colonies, and usually swarm on sunny, warm days once the temperature has risen.

Habitat: Named after the material they live and feed under, drywood termites are typically found under dry wood with low moisture content. This could be outdoors or indoors like in attic frames.

Threats: Unlike the eastern subterranean termites, drywood termites don’t need soil to live. They can be transported by infested picture frames, furniture, chairs, and so on.

Prevention: To prevent drywood termite infestation, make sure any firewood or excess lumber is stored away from the home and the home’s foundation. Drywood termites use small holes to gain access. Seal all cracks and crevices in your home to prevent their tactic of invasion.

Formosan Termites

Color Creamy white or golden brown Legs Six
Shape Oval Size 1/2 inches
Antennae Yes Flying Rare winged swarms
Region Southern and Pacific U.S.

Habits: Swarming with formosan termites typically occurs in the evening, after a warm, rainy day. You’ll see this in late spring or early summer, due to the weather conditions.

Habitat: Formosan termites infest living trees and shrugs. They can also move to utility poles, timber, and even boats. They create nest underground made of soil and wood they cement together with saliva and feces.

Threats: Formosan termites are known as more aggressive in nature, so it can be more difficult to remove them once an infestation occurs. Structural damage can to your home can occur in as little as six months.

Prevention: Are you thinking about how to prevent formosan termites? It’s best to schedule an annual termite inspection with a professional who can access any damage that may have begun. You can also eliminate moisture around your home, in crawl spaces, attics, and basements. It’s also best to store any firewood or excess lumber away from the home and the home’s foundation.