The 3 Types of Termites
In the U.S. there are approximately 45 different species of termites. Each
of these species falls into one of the three main types of termites.
Subterranean termites: Subterranean termites are the most common and destructive type of termite
found in homes. They nest in the ground and construct mud tubes that enable
them to travel into a home or business and feed on its structure.
Drywood termites: As their name indicates, drywood termites only feed on dry wood. They
nest in dry wood above the ground such as woodpiles or roof materials.
Drywood termites often infest homes with damaged, exposed wood or they
hitch a ride on wood from piles kept outside and then brought inside.
Dampwood termites: Dampwood termites prefer moist wood such as fallen trees, tree stumps,
and other forms of decaying wood. They will typically only enter a home or business
with a roof leak or a plumbing pipe leak.
For help identifying termites in your home or business, bring in the termite control
pros at Enviro-Tech Pest Services. We can quickly determine which type
of termite you are dealing with and explain your options to you.
Signs of a Termite Infestation
Since termites are hidden away eating at the structure of a home or business, identifying
an infestation can be extremely difficult. Often, home or business owners do not realize
they have an infestation until after the termites have been in their homes
Some of the key signs of an infestation include:
- Winged ants near windows or doors (these are actually termites)
- Tunnels of mud going up the foundation of a home or business
- Extra-creaky floors
- Tight-fitting doors or windows
- Light tapping sounds behind walls
- Small light or dark pellets that form in little mounds
The moment you suspect you have an infestation, schedule termite control
with our specialists.
How Enviro-Tech Treats Termites
As a leader in the pest control industry, our team has adopted several
tried-and-true methods of termite control. Upon carefully inspecting your
home or business, we will determine which solution is best. Our termite programs are below.
PrevenTech™ Integrated Termite Service (ITS)
The PrevenTech™ (ITS) is designed to incorporate two or more termite
control techniques (including monitors, baits, liquid termiticide, termiticide
foam, and borates) in order to gain control of an infestation. Depending
on your situation, both interior and exterior treatments might be necessary.
Sentricon® Always Active
The Sentricon® Always Active treatment is less invasive than conventional
termite treatments as it doesn’t require any interior drilling.
This baiting program is designed to target and eliminate entire colonies
and is found to be 98% effective. We will integrate interior treatments,
outdoor barrier treatments, and above-ground bait stations, depending
on your situation.
PrevenTech™ Barrier Treatments (B)
Our team uses Premise 75 (by Bayer) to create a non-repellent, low-risk
chemical barrier around a home or business. This treatment has a 98% success rate
and creates very minimal environmental and health concerns, making it
our product of choice for barrier treatments.
Pre-Construction Termite Treatments
No matter what stage of your project you are in, you can count on our team
for thorough, effective termite treatments. Before construction is complete,
we will apply a barrier treatment and a borate treatment, and after construction
is complete, we will apply a Sentricon treatment.
Enviro-Tech Pest Services uses whole-structure
heat treatments to treat drywood termites. Excessive heat kills drywood termites in as
little as 33 minutes and does not involve the use of chemicals.
To sign up for professional, reliable termite control, call
(800) 836-3089 today!