Termite's Underground Movement
If you suspect your home has termites,
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 Exterminatorsare termite control specialists . We provide proven protection from subterranean 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.
Enter The Home
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.
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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