Termite Removal, Control, & Prevention
Subterranean termites pose a significant threat to property, threatening your home, furniture, and other belongings.
They are known to hide in the soil, creating elaborate tunnel systems that lead them directly to food sources, like dead plants and trees, or any kind of cellulose-based plant materials, including wood, paper, and other cellulose-containing food sources.
This is why termites pose such a danger to homes as they can infest or eat through foundations, shelving, and furniture.
Two species of termite you should know about
1. Subterranean termites are the ones who live in dirt mounds, hiding until they can access aboveground food sources.
2. Drywood termites actually live inside the wood they’re eating. They could appear in a house’s foundation, the walls, or in wood furniture.
The danger of having termites and what attracts them
Termites are known for their secretive nature, and because they are naturally difficult to notice, your best option to stay termite-free may be to schedule quarterly pest control appointments.
These pests can be attracted by excess moisture caused by:
- Leaking water pipes, A/C units, or faucets
- Water being diverted from the foundation
- Clogged gutters and downspouts
- Standing water located on roofs
They’re also known to go after things like lumber, firewood, and any paper you may have stored near your house. Stumps and other debris of fallen trees and shrubs are also potential food sources that could draw the interest of termites.
Signs of an infestation include:
- You see mud tubes on exterior walls, wooden beams, or inside vents and crawlspaces
- Bubbling or cracked paint
- A swarm of winged insects coming from or near soil around the foundation
- When you tap on wood, it sounds hollow
How termites work and how we stop them
Termites secrete a pheromone once they find an available food source to let the rest of their colony know. At TES, we utilize the TES Pest Baiting System.
The TES Pest Baiting System is our way of safely, efficiently, and effectively exterminating the termite colonies based on your property.
Our technicians will install bait stations along the exterior perimeter of your property and monitor them at quarterly service visits. We will use those visits to change bait stations, track termite colony activity, and provide you with detailed, written reports to keep you apprised of any developments.
Our goal is to eliminate the termite infestation as quickly and efficiently as possible, reducing the amount of damage they can do to your property.
Are termites threatening to ruin your home? Give us a call at 717-951-3868 and we’ll send someone out to do an on-site assessment at no cost to you.