Termites eat wood, and can consequently cause great structural damage to your Phoenix home if left unchecked. A typical homeowner's insurance policy does not cover destruction caused by termites, even though they cause over 1 billion dollars in damage to homes throughout the United States each year. Our inspection and treatment program can help you understand the threat of termites, and take the necessary steps to protect your home.
Termite Inspection Phoenix
You can’t assume your home is termite–free just because you’ve never seen them – they only swarm once or twice a year, and you might miss it! We thoroughly inspect your Phoenix home or business, looking for the tell–tale signs of termite infestation. Some of the things we look for are:
- Mud tubes built for traveling above ground
- Damaged or hollow–sounding wood
- Pinholes in drywall or wallpaper
- Small piles of sawdust
- Piles of small wings
- Other specific termite indicators
In addition, we offer Real Estate transfer termite inspections .
Termite Treatments Phoenix
To control these unwanted pests, we provide an effective treatment plan which may include:
All termite treatments will be done in accordance with all state and federal laws. The application of termiticide will be conducted by a technician licensed by the State of Arizona adhering to all chemical label laws and regulations.
Phoenix Termite Control Facts
- Rod and Trench Treatment
A rod and trench service is a basic service done to protect the exterior walls of your home or building. It is done by digging a trench around the perimeter of the building and filling the trench with a termiticide and using a rod injector to inject additional chemical for added protection.
- Vertical Treatment
A vertical treatment is done by down drilling through the concrete slab to the soil below. We then inject the termiticide onto the soil with a slab injector which gives added coverage and protection to areas that cannot be treated with a basic rod and trench service.
- Foaming Application
A Foam Application is a mixture of termiticide with a foaming agent. It can be applied to wall voids, bath traps plumbing lines and any other areas that cannot be reached by the other methods listed above.
- Full Treatment
A full treatment would be a combination of all the treatments listed above. This is recommended on homes and buildings with current termite activity. While each treatment has proven to be effective, a full treatment will provide you with best and most effective coverage and protection against termite infestations.
Subterranean termites are extremely destructive. First they build tunnels to wooden structures, and then they burrow into those structures to obtain food. Any wood or cellulose–containing material constitutes termite food, and given time to do so, they’ll eat until nothing is left but a shell. Termites avoid light and air, so they build their colonies where you’re not likely to stumble upon them.
Is it a Termite or an Ant?
On the off chance you do see them, remember that it’s easy to confuse termites with ants. Fortunately, there are features that distinguish them.
- narrow waists
- bent antennae
- two sets of wings
(one wing is longer than the other)
- thick waists
- straight antennae
- two sets of wings