When was the last time your home was inspected for termites? We recommend having your home inspected every year. A thorough inspection by a termite control specialist is the first and most important step in protecting your property! Early detection and consistent monitoring is your best defense against costly termite damage!
When termite activity is found, it’s time to treat! Our treatment consists of digging a small trench and injecting termiticide into the soil around the entire perimeter of your home. Our technicians are trained to use the correct amount of termiticide, everytime, in order to properly protect your home from a termite infestation. Our termite treatments are accompanied by a one-year warranty that is renewable on an annual basis. If termites come back while your under warranty, then we’ll treat the infested area at no cost to you!
With a new year comes the same pests. Springtime is when pests start to leave their nest in search of food. All of the springtime rain makes your house even more inviting to pests like ants, millipedes, and centipedes.
As the weather begins to cool, spiders and mice may make their way into your home in search of warmth and food.
The warm summer days make some pests as happy as they make us! The population of mosquitos, bees, and ants are at their highest in the summertime due to it being peak breeding time for them.
Once the winter months hit, mice and rats scurry their way in your home to keep warm and find food. This can be damaging to your home and can also cause food contamination!
Subterranean termites are the species of termites that we encounter in Virginia. They feed on wood and nest under the ground, passing through safety canals built above the ground to search for food. Termites are very dedicated so they work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If left unchecked, they can cause extreme destruction and structural damage to a home. There are a few different stages of their life cycle, but the three most common ones you see are the worker, soldier, and swarmer.
Termite workers are white and yellow with bodies that slightly resemble an ant. These are the termites that can cause serious damage to your home. Soldiers look similar to workers but they have big pincers that are used to protect the colony from unwanted invaders. Lastly, the swarmers, are the winged termites that are sent out in the Spring in search of a place to start a new colony.
Termites like moisture so keep sprinklers from splashing the side of your house. Keep soil from accumulating at the base of the foundation and keep brush and plantings away from air vents. The lumber that is used to repair damaged wood next to the soil or concrete should be pressure treated. A metal termite shield can be installed at the foundation of the home during construction. This will cause the termites to build on the outside of the foundation where they can be easily detected.