Memphis Termite Control & Prevention Services
Termites are a dangerous insect species to have to occupy your home. These silent destroyers are the most destructive pests we deal with. They cause billions of dollars in damage every year and cause problems in hundreds of thousands of homes. Fixing their destructive work varies based on the infestation. The average termite damage repair cost runs around $3,000. If you have a minor problem that we catch early, the expense will be far less than an extensive home infestation. In advanced cases, you may have to demolish the entire home. If you notice signs of an infestation at your Western Tennessee or Northern Mississippi home, our termite control services can save your structure from the ongoing damage of these pesky insects. Continue reading to learn more about termites and how 901 Pest Control can help you.
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Termite Control Solutions
901 Pest Control, like many termite companies in Memphis and the Midsouth, we address termite infestations depending upon the home’s construction and where the active termite infestation is found within the home. We may use one or more termite control service methods to address your subterranean termite infestation and help give you the peace of mind your home is protected. Termite control options may range from termite liquid defense (with Termidor HE), termite baiting system (with the Advance Termite Bait System and Trelona Annual Bait Cartridges), to injection of termite foam into wall voids. There are many signs of an active termite infestation, so be on the lookout for any of the following:
Flying termites, also known as swarmers, are young insects emerging after the last freeze to mate and start a new colony. Finding swarmers or their discarded wings at your windows and doors is a typical first sign of a problem. Termites swarm when the colony has matured and needs to expand. Termites normally swarm on warm days after heavy rain, sometime between 9 am and 1 pm - especially in Memphis and homes in the Midsouth area.
You can find mud tubes near your home’s foundation, in your walls, and in your attic or soffits of your home. Mud tubes are normally found inside the home first near windows or doors in the drywall and wood trim. Subterranean termites build these tubes between their food source (your home) and their colony to provide moisture while they travel.
Termites typically eat wood from the inside out, giving wood a hollow sound when you tap on it. If you notice this or blistering paint on wood, it often signifies a subterranean infestation. Termites can cause structural damage to homes and buildings resulting in thousands of dollars in repair and treatment costs that will not be covered by your homeowner's insurance policy. Let your hometown experts at 901 Pest Control inspect your home for visible signs of termite activity and provide you with a free estimate on how to protect your home against the damage these termites can do!
Moisture buildup causes paint to bubble or look uneven, which is indicative of two possible problems: termite damage or water damage. Termite damage can be found below and behind surfaces like walls, floors, and more. This can be caused by termites chewing through the wood in search of cellulose, leaving behind long grooves. A characteristic of termites is dirt/mud inside these chambers. Over time, these grooves weaken the wood and create structural damage. Hollowed wood usually has a honeycomb interior and an empty sound.
An Eastern Subterranean Termite colony can range in size from 55,000 to 5 million termites. The average size is 300,000. In our region of the country, there is an average of 15 to 20 termite colonies per acre of land. In other words, chances are high that your home has a termite colony living beneath it with up to 1 million subterranean termites foraging for food (cellulose/wood). Remember termites never stop eating - they will feed constantly 24x7x365.