Exploring Termite Control Options
September 29, 2017
You protect your home and family from dangerous intruders by locking your doors, making sure that your windows are locked at night, and maybe even installing an alarm system. But are you protecting your home and family from tiny intruders that you probably will never see? No, we aren’t talking about the invisible man; we are talking about the termite! That’s right termites are actually known as “silent invaders”, they have the ability to enter into your home without your knowledge and begin tunneling through and feeding on your home’s structural wood. In some cases, they can work for months or even years before they are noticed. If termites are not prevented or stopped completely, they have the ability to cause serious, costly structural damage to your property. Did you know that termites are responsible for causing over 5 billion dollars’ worth of damage to properties all over the country? Start protecting your home today with the help of the termite control experts at Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators.
You probably know that termites can be very damaging, but do you know the signs of termite damage? It is important to know that termite damage can appear very similar to damage due to water leaks and moisture issues; in fact, a termite infestation can cause a mildew-like odor in the air as well. Other termite warning signs include:
Doors and windows that are warped and no longer open or close correctly
Sagging floors or buckling ceilings
Wood that sounds hollow when it is tapped on
Paint that is splintered or blistered appearing
Small holes found on the surface of walls or wooden structures with piles frass or termite excrement which looks like sawdust underneath of the holes
At Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators we have a variety of termite control options available for you to choose from to either completely eradicate a current infestation or to prevent these highly damaging pests from being able to gain access into your home.
Termidor is America’s #1 liquid defense product that utilizes advanced, “undetectable” liquid technology. Termites can’t see, smell, or taste the product, meaning that they aren’t going to be able to go out of their way to avoid it. Termidor is applied along the foundation wall or exterior perimeter of homes. This product is so effective because it kills both on contact and through the ingestion of the treated material or soil. Termidor is a superior liquid product because it is 100% effective at controlling termites in three months or less.
Sentricon® System with Always Active™
Sentricon® with Always Active™ is a very non-invasive (no digging or tunneling is required), eco-friendly (no chemicals are injected into the soil), highly effective system. Sentricon® with Always Active™ works to not only eliminate an active termite infestation but can be installed or remain in place to stop future termite infestations and prevent the devastating structural damages from occurring in your property. Termite baiting stations are placed in the soil around your home. Termites are more attracted to the bait than the wood found in your home. Once installed the workers immediately begin consuming the bait and take it back to their colony. The bait works to kill every member of the colony- workers, soldiers, reproductive, and of course their leader- the queen!
Termite Real Estate Inspections Also Available From Quik-Kill
Whichever end of the buying or selling process you are on, it is always a good idea to have a termite real estate inspection completed for your own protection. At Quik-Kill our termite real estate inspection is always performed by our trained and licensed professionals using the NPMA-33 form. For more information about the termite real estate inspection, get in touch with us today!
Protect what is probably your largest investment, your home, from being damaged by termites. Contact Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators for more information about any of our termite control options, or to schedule a free, in-home inspection!