Termites eat wood. In their natural state, they eat fallen logs and stumps off the forest floor. But on your property, they can eat away the equity you've built up in your home and property. Termites infest millions of homes nationwide.
Here in Texas areas such as Denton, McKinney, Frisco and Aubrey, Subterranean Termites are the type that most often attack a home or business. Every year, Americans spend 4.5 Billion dollars controlling and repairing damage left by Subterranean Termites.
Subterranean termites are native to every state except Alaska. A colony may include up to several million individual termites, living as deep as 20 feet underground. They are dispersed throughout the soil at feeding sites around the structure. Feeding on cellulose-based material, termites find human dwellings offer the ideal combination of warmth, moisture and food.
Because termites need moisture and have a low tolerance to moving air currents and light, they live underground, attacking a home from below. A loose mortar joint, a minute space around a drain pipe, or a settlement crack in the basement is all they need to gain entry.
Only a trained professional understands the intricacies of how a termite colony behaves. Using advanced termiticide, a skilled, professional applicator can effectively protect your housing investment for years to come.
Arrow Pest Control recommends and offers liquid applications using the world's best termiticide, Termidor.
When you contact Arrow Pest we'll set up and appointment with you to do a thorough inspection to find the location of the termites and the degree of infestation.
Next we'll draw a graph of the home or business structure which will show all of the areas that will be treated so that you'll know what to expect.
We'll take some time to explain to you why we use Termidor brand termiticide, and how it compares in effectiveness to other brands. Then we'll explain the actual treatment process.
Once all of your questions have been answered we'll begin work, which involves creating a small trench around the home, then applying the chemical to create a barrier to keep out the termites. In some cases we may have to drill attached slabs to treat an area.
A Single Termidor Treatment Can Last Up To 15 years!
If you're having a new home built, a termite pre-treatment is the best way to insure that your home never develops a termite infestation problem. A pre-treatment is a great way to have peace of mind that your new home will be protected against costly structural damage from day one.
Arrow Pest can also provide Wood Destroying Insect Reports, also known as WDI Reports. For this service we will inspect a property for previous and current infestation, and prepare a written report on our findings. Some lenders require a WDI Report prior to selling a home.
The reported experiences of homeowners nationwide shows that no home, new or old, is safe from termites. By building mud tubes, termites can cross concrete, brick, cinder block, and metal termite shields, pre-treated wood and non-repellent chemical barriers. Only a professionally applied repellent termite treatment will prevent termite entry.
Unfortunately, yes. When a colony swarms, the winged termites may be in the air for just a few minutes and you may not see them. Termites also eat wood from the inside out, making their activity detectable only by professional termite inspection.
The longer you delay treatment, the more damage termites can do. Repairs will become extensive, and more expensive. Generally speaking, the sooner you approve treatment, the better. Even if you have not seen evidence of termite activity or damage.