Just about any homeowner will tell you that there’s nothing worse than discovering an infestation of termites. Termites can cause billions of dollars in damage to homes each year. They primarily feed on wood, but will also damage paper, books, insulation, swimming pool liners and filtration systems. Termites are capable of injuring living trees and shrubs, but more often are a secondary invader of woody plants already in decline.
While homes may become infested at any time, termites are of particular importance when buying or selling a home because a termite inspection is normally a condition of sale. Besides the monetary impact, thousands of winged termites emerging inside one’s home are an emotionally trying experience. Discovering winged termites indoors almost always indicates an infestation warranting treatment.
When the warmer temperatures and rainfall arrive in the spring, winged termites emerge from their colony and fly around. This is typically when homeowners may first become aware of large numbers of winged termites, known as “swarmers,” appearing inside and around their homes. These swarmers drop to the ground, shed their wings, pair off with a mate, and proceed to start new colonies in the soil.
At Bug-N-A-Rug Exterminators, our termite services include using Termidor® exclusively. A professional termite defense, Termidor® termiticide/insecticide is effective on native subterranean termites, Formosan termites, and drywood termites. Once applied, it is undetectable by termites and begins working immediately to clear them out of your home. It utilizes an advanced non-repellent, or “undetectable,” liquid technology that termites cannot see, smell, taste, or avoid. Instead, they contact, ingest, and share Termidor®, completely unaware that doing so will inevitably kill them.
Our method of termite eradication has proven consistently effective in removing termites from homes and at preventing future infestations and devastating damage. Whenever a termite touches Termidor, it becomes a “carrier,” transferring it to other termites. Secondary carriers continue transferring Termidor to other termites they contact, spreading it throughout the colony. This unique “Transfer Effect™” is one of the reasons no other termite treatment can control termites as well as Termidor.
If you’d like us to inspect your home for termites or meet with us to discuss our method of termite eradication, just give us a call at 910-754-9700 or 910-254-9443 and we’ll schedule a time to get together at your convenience.