What are Termites?
Termites are wood-destroying insects of the Isoptera infraorder. There are three common types of termite: damp wood, dry wood, and subterranean. The Eastern subterranean termite is the most common termite species in North America, including being the most common termites in Utah. They usually measure between ¼ and ½ of an inch long and range from white to light brown in color.
Within a subterranean termite colony, there are three groups, or “castes” of colony members: workers, soldiers, and reproductives. Workers gather food, soldiers build shelter, and reproductives produce and tend to the larvae. Each colony has a king and queen and are also the primary reproductives.
Why do I have termites?
Termites require a constant source of moisture, while they work their way through wood. If you have termites, it’s probably because some of the wood around your house/building is wet from plumbing leaks, condensation from humidity, excessive runoff, or any another source of moisture.
How do termites get inside?
There are several ways how termites can get inside your home. Termites frequently carve tunnels through vulnerable wood in door frames or porch steps to access interior wood. They can also enter through cracks in the foundation and in brick mortar. Termites only need 1/16″ to pass through your foundation and reach the wood.
Why are termites a problem?
Termite colonies can cause substantial property damage when they feed on wood. The National Pest Management Association estimates termite damage costs U.S. homeowners $5 billion each year. Colonies never stop feeding or growing, which means the longer an infestation is established, the worse the damage it can inflict.
How can Advantage Pest & Lawn solve my termite problem?
Not only can we get rid your home of a current termite infestation, but we’ll also help prevent future termite infestations. Our skilled technicians use the Sentricon® termite baiting system to control and prevent infestations.
The process consists of an initial installation annual renewals that happen automatically. Our technician will finalize the contract and pricing on-site with you. Our goal is to get rid of your termites in a quick, efficient, and cost-effective manner!
What is the Sentricon® System?
The Sentricon System is scientifically designed to eliminate and prevent subterranean termite colonies. Advantage Pest & Lawn uses Sentricon in order to eliminate current infestations or prevent them before they even happen. We want to help you keep your property protected now and in the future! Sentricon does not require digging and trenching, structural drilling, injected chemicals, or extensive scheduling hassles. Whether you’re looking to treat current infestations or prevent future ones, there are Sentricon program levels that will fit your specific situation.