Termites are a continuous threat to your home and properties. They devour every wood source they can reach and destroy everything from paper and trees to back yard decks and house foundations. Termites can stay hidden within a home while slowly eating it away and crumbling its base.
If you think you have a termite problem it is urgent that you contact All Bugs immediately. Don't let these powerful little insects cause severe structural damage to your home.
Subterranean Termites: Subterranean termites nest in loose soil and damp ground. They create a tunnel network that can extend over a massive distance and have above-ground food sources that these tunnels will lead to. Presence of these tunnels is a sure sign of termite infestation.
Ways to Prevent In-Home Termite Infestation:
- Eliminate any extra sources of moistures such as leaking faucets and pipes
- Keep water away from home foundation
- Keep all vents open and clear
- Get rid of food sources such rotting trees, fire wood, and paper
- Check outdoor furniture and decks for damage
- Seal cracks, crevices, and other entry points around your home
All Bugs's trained professionals can inspect your home thoroughly and provide an estimate on the termite damage. We will work to restore your home to you and exterminate your termite infestation.
Termite Control - Identification:
Large termite swarms occur in the spring when black, winged reproductive males and females leave the nest to mate and disperse. The size of the underground colony can reach millions of workers and several buildings can be attacked by a single large colony.
On Long Island most termite infestations occur in the basement or cellar areas and in the structural timbers immediately above the cellar walls, such as a mudsill, the studs, joists, subflooring, and the floors. Wood such as posts, steps, door frames, and trim embedded in an earth or concrete floor is especially susceptible to termite infestation. Wood siding, window frames, steps, and similar materials covered by earth or resting on the ground may also be attacked by termites. Where the termite infestation is extensive, the flooring and framework in the walls can be damaged by termites: this is often the case where houses are built on concrete slabs. Termites especially favor areas around furnaces, chimneys, hot water heaters, and hot water pipes that provide warmth during cold months.
The extent of damage to structural timbers and woodwork can be determined by a careful inspection of the building. Although you may choose to make the inspection yourself, we recommend you have a professional pest control operator (PCO) or a qualified consulting engineer inspect the building.
Advance Termite Bait System
The Advance Termite Bait System is placed strategically around the perimeter of the house. An Authorized Operator routinely examines the stations for signs of termite activity. When termites are discovered, termite bait is placed in the stations. Termites then feed on it and spread it to their nestmates therefor leading to the elimination of the colony.