Pest Management Services: Termites
Ever wonder why your floor feels a little more spongy than normal? Or why there are unexplained cracks in your wall? You may be looking at a termite problem and we know you don’t want that.
Let’s not forget that termites can be extremely costly. It’s important to check out the problem as soon as you notice it to avoid the extreme costs. Pestech can ultimately help eliminate your termite issues, don’t wait until it’s too late!
Termites may look innocent in individual numbers, but a full-size colony is a homeowner’s nightmare. Termites are small insects that look similar to ants. But instead of feeding on food crumbs or sugar, termites are “silent destroyers” of wooden structures.
Homeowners need to be on the lookout for termites as these pests can eat through walls, flooring and beams in no time. There are currently over 2,000 known species of termites, and Pestech can eliminate all populations living in New York.
How to Know if You Have a Termite Problem
In New York, termites live underground in colonies below your home. They are chased down by the frost line in colder months, and emerge again as the ground warms up. In the spring, they begin to forage for food, and infest the wooden sections of your home. Termites can cause long term damage which is hidden from view for years at a time.During warmer months, inspect any exposed wood across your home, and search for the following warning signs:
- Mud tubes
- Piles of wings
- Maze patterns in wood
- Pinpoint holes in drywall
Termites look for wood with water damage to create nests. The insects require excessive moisture, so termites tend to infiltrate homes during the rainy spring season.
Constantly search for flying termites called “swarmers” throughout this time of year. These termites investigate homes and structures and encourage colonies to move in. This is the beginning of the termite demolition process.
New York Termite Extermination
Our Pestechnologists know the habits and characteristics of termites, allowing our professionals to locate termites and their potential nesting grounds with efficiency and accuracy. When a Pestechnologist inspects your home, they’ll do so with this knowledge and a keen eye for the telltale signs of termites.
Our experts start extermination by inspecting your home for the source of the problem. Before implementing treatments, Pestech informs homeowners of the potential food sources for termites. This could involve relocating firewood storage away from the home, removing mulch or pulling tree stumps after our visit.
Pestech targets locations with high termite populations. Pestech technicians will install a baiting system called Sentricon® around your home. Our baiting program draw foraging termites to a food source laced with a product which eliminates termite colonies. The termites will hit our bait before they hit your home!
Sentricon® is the only system that Pestech uses for complete termite colony elimination! Liquids are not the most effective way to combat termites because it must come in direct contact with termites. The Sentricon® system attacks the colony itself! These bait stations are installed in the ground in the parameter of your home. Termites need to molt to survive. Termite workers bring the bait back to the colony – delivering thousands of deadly doses! Contact Pestech today to schedule your Sentricon® install!
Our Termite Removal Process
Pestech uses environmentally-sensitive materials to correct a termite infestation. Our solutions offer low health risks, no odors and are non-permanent. We utilize baiting programs around the outside of the home by Sentricon®. These baiting systems draw foraging termites to a food source laced with a product which eliminates termite colonies. This means the termites will feed on the bait before ever entering your home. We also offer wood protectant services guaranteed to prevent wood destroying insects from damaging your home any further. To learn more, watch the video below!
Pestech wants you to rest easy knowing that your family and home are safe from the dangers of termites. Contact Pestech for more information about our residential pest services. Take back control of your home by scheduling your first visit!