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Recognition:

The species found in this area is the Eastern Subterranean termite. The worker can grow to a length of 1/8” to 3/16” and are typically a milky white to very light brown in color.

The other types of termite, which may be found in homes, are the reproductive or swarmers and the soldiers, which protect the colony. Their body is roughly the same size as the worker and is with the swarmer being black, and soldier being creamy white with a dark head.

Biology:

There are several types of termites, which may be found in and around homes. Two of these are the worker and the swarmers. The major difference in these termites is that these termites have wings that are transparent. These wings lay over themselves and are roughly twice the length of the body. Termite swarmers can often be confused with ant swarmers. The main difference is the termite has straight antennas and the ant has elbowed antennae. Termites have two pairs of wings in equal length and the ant’s second pair of wings is smaller. The termite has a broad waist while the ant has a slender waist.

What you can do:

The first step to control is inspection and identification. After that, there are a few options for control ranging from a liquid chemical treatment to a baiting system, the SentriconTM Termite Baiting System. This treatment options are only available by hiring a professional pest control company.

What we can do:

First, we will inspect the home inside and out for any signs of termites. We will point out areas that are conducive for termite activity and make recommendation on how to alter that condition. If live termites are found, we will have to make a liquid application in those areas to make sure we cut off the termites from your home. The bait system, Sentricon, will be installed around the entire home. Sentricon is a total colony elimination system. It works 24/7 year round killing one colony after another.

Our regular service programs will maintain this barrier year round to keep these and other unwanted pests out.

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