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Termite's Underground Movement
 

If you suspect your home has termites,
you have reason to be concerned...

More than 365,000 homes will need the fire department this year. But over 2 million homes will require termite treatment.

Homeowners insurance will help recover losses from fires, storms and earthquakes, but it is almost impossible to carry insurance against termite infestation.

AllPest Exterminators are your termite control specialist and can provide protection from termite infestation.

Termites can be found in almost every state as well as Mexico and parts of Canada. They feed on wood and may also destroy paper products such as books, cardboard, boxes and a variety of other items. Even building with steel framing and masonry walls are targets because of the wooden door and window frames, cabinets and shelving within the buildings.

 

A termite colony is large, composed of the queen, king, winged reproductive swarmers, soldiers and workers. Worker termites are small, creamy white insects. They are the most numerous and the cause of all the termite damage. A property owner seldom sees the worker termites, but in the spring or fall he may see swarming "winged reproductives." This form of termite can easily be confused with a winged ant.

How Termites Enter The Home
The most common termite, the subterranean, builds its nest in the ground. These termites construct mud tubes, which are used to explore for food and connect their underground nest to that food source. They can enter a building without direct wood contact with the soil through these tubes.

Termites can enter buildings through cracks, expansion joints, hollow bricks or concrete blocks around plumbing. They can find their way into a structure through an opening as small as 1/64th of an inch.

Any building, whether constructed with slab, basement or crawl space foundations, can be a target for termite attack.

Detecting and Controlling Termites
is a job for a Professional

A thorough inspection by your AllPest termite control specialist is the first and most important step in protecting your property against these hungry invaders. "Experienced" inspectors can locate the specific areas in your structure where termite attack is likely to occur.

Applying termiticides to soil around the exterior foundation creates a chemical barrier against the termites and is accomplished by trenching, rodding and/or drilling. A treatment for slab construction consists of drilling through the slab floor and injecting termiticides into soil along the inside perimeters of the foundation.

 

Basement construction may require treatment, AllPest technicans inject termiticides into the soil through holes drilled in the basement floor at regular intervals. Crawl space treatment also involves trenching or rodding soil along the foundation walls and around piers and pipes, then applying termiticides to the soil. Then AllPest Exterminators will design a treatment plan for your house that will control any current infestation and establish a chemical barrier around the structure to prevent further termite entry.

 

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