Termites

  • Large swarms of winged insects in or around the house are a sign of termite activity. Termites swarm at various times every year, but in general most termites swarm in spring or fall.
  • Rich’s Pest Control treats termites using a liquid treatment. This is done by drilling holes and rodding every 18 inches around the infested structure.
  • Another form of treatment used are inspection stations, which are put in the ground as bait for the termites to eat, which will eliminate the colony. This type of service comes with a lifetime warranty.
    Treatment varies upon situation.

Termite Pest Control

Nothing strikes terror in homeowners more than the existence of termites in their home, or even suspecting their presence. An ideal way to assure your peace of mind, whether you are buying or selling a home or just seeing telltale signs, is to have Rich’s Pest Control perform an affordable inspection. Rich and his team are knowledgeable and savvy when it comes to all things termite-related and can assess your home and explain the results in understandable terms. They can answer all questions and concerns you might have, including treatment, prevention, monitoring, and more.

You might have read recently that termites are also known to be one of the biggest animal producers of the powerful greenhouse gas, methane. Do we really need any more reasons to fear and dislike them?

Fortunately, there is plenty of good news about termites. We don’t have to worry about the Drywood Termites found in old furniture in this area, as we are not in a climate that supports them.

In this region, we most often encounter Eastern Subterranean Termites. The high-risk areas and situations for termite infestation are garages, front doors, back doors, crawl spaces, and other areas where termites can enter our homes without being detected. They usually do not venture towards newly built homes, waiting instead until the ground has been undisturbed for about five years. It is always a good idea to pretreat a home being built or when building an addition, which can ensure peace of mind for up to twenty years.

Swarmers are a good indicator of impending termite damage. This occurs mostly in spring, when homeowners often mistake them for flying ants in areas like windows. Another indicator is seeing mud tubes in areas such as the base of garage walls or crawlspaces. When they swarm, the workers go to find food (wood) to feed the colony. The soldiers protect the colony against invaders.

The best thing to do if you see anything or have any questions is to call us! We can bring you the peace of mind that comes from having a knowledgeable pest control professional who is just a phone call away. A safe solution is using Termidor HE (High Efficiency), which we inject into the ground. We determine cost based on the linear foot.

Monitoring is also a cost-effective way to prevent termite damage. However, it is not a guaranteed way to keep them away from your home, as this process relies on the termites finding your monitoring stations.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us by phone or email with any and all questions about these pests.

Moving?

Are you moving to a new home and in need of a termite inspection? We offer termite inspections, as well as general pest inspections for your peace of mind before you move.