If you live here in Tennessee, then you know that you are going to see many pests throughout the year. You may experience pests seasonally or year-round; but either way, you need to know that it is important to eradicate or at least to control their populations right away. It’s best not to take on the old adage that says, “Out of sight, out of mind” because not all pests are easily seen. Just because you are not currently ‘seeing’ pests does not mean that your property is pest-free. Termites are the prime example of this. They can be present even in huge numbers, and you may not realize the hidden destruction that is going on unseen. This is because termites remain hidden deep inside the structure of your home or in nests underground and they very rarely make themselves seen. Let’s take a closer look at this hidden threat.
Termites are the most destructive pests in the south. Not only do they invade properties and structures but the damage they cause can be costly. Termite protection can save you from having to deal with repairs and damage that termites cause.
Subterranean termites are the most destructive termite, as they live in huge underground colonies where there is moisture. They are highly efficient and organized as they are split into 3 main groups; swarmers, soldiers, and workers. Swarmers are the reproducing termites. They are dark brown or black and are the largest of the 3 types. They have white wings that they eventually shed after mating. One of the signs of a termite infestation is the discarded wings from the reproductives. Soldiers are a creamy white and have a long yellow head with large jaws to protect their nests. Lastly, the workers are a creamy white, but look similar to a worm or maggot, and they are blind. You will rarely ever see the soldier or worker because they typically remain deep inside the wood that they are infesting. They may only be noticed during renovation projects or once wood has been seriously damaged.
The damage created by termites is caused by what they eat. They will eat away at all fibrous items like wood, insulation, and paper which includes walls, ceilings, floors, furniture, and just about everything in your home that contains cellulose. The most devastating is the damage they do to the structure of your home, making it weak and in some instances, at risk of collapse. You may even start to see sagging, bulging, and dipping in your home that has been caused by termites. You don’t want to wait to discover termites after the damage has reached the point of visible damage. You should get in touch with a pest control service immediately for an expert inspection and sign up for a pest plan that will get rid of these pests before serious harm can be done. Only a professional has the tools to eliminate termites that are deep within the recesses of your home. When you use All-American Pest Control, our professionals can monitor your home and property for future termite colonies and eliminate them before they even enter your home.
If protecting your home from the unseen threat of termites is important to you, it’s time for you to contact All-American Pest Control. We have over 55 years of experience in local pest control, including termites. We will take the time to ensure complete elimination of all termites, even those deep inside your walls, by utilizing Sentricon® System with Always Active™. Our experienced authorized operators can monitor for foraging termites and eliminate them before they become a problem.
Sentricon® with Always Active™ is the most effective termite monitoring and baiting system available and uses discrete baiting stations that are placed around your yard. These stations are armed with bait that is safe for people, pets, and the environment, but it is deadly to termites. Talk about peace of mind! Give All-American a call today to learn more about termites, Sentricon® with Always Active™, and our other industry leading year-round pest control options. Don’t give pests, seen or unseen, another thought when you leave your pest problems to All-American.