Subterranean termites in New England must live in the soil. They cannot expose themselves to the air or they will dry out and die. These termites travel underground from one food source to another. If your neighbors home is attacked by termites , there's a good chance they are already on their way to yours.
Is saw dust a sign of termites?
No, when termites take a bite out of wood they swallow it. Saw dust is usually a sign of carpenter ants.
I see lots of wings on the floor in the spring, is this a sign of termites?
Yes, termites reproduce in the spring and swarm to the surface to mate and fly away to another location and return to the soil.
I see large black ants in my kitchen and bathroom. Could these be carpenter ants?
Yes, carpenter ants range in size but are generally described as large, black heavily built ants.
They are drawn to areas of your home that are good sources of water.
Do carpenter ants eat wood?
No, carpenter ants chew the wood to create tunnels for their nest. Carpenter ants prefer wet wood because it is easier to work with. The ants will also nest in any open void they can find, in walls, doors, etc.
What is the best method of eliminating carpenter ants?
Using baits coupled with an exterior treatment of non repellent insecticides.
Since the nest is often impossible to find, We let the ants do all the leg work in bringing the active ingredient back to the nest. The long lasting residual of the exterior treatment keeps new nests from forming, and eliminates nest in the structure by intercepting ants leaving it.
What chemicals do you use?
We use Termidor, America's #1 termite defense against dry wood termites and subterranean termites.
Termidor is made from a revolutionary new non repellent or "undetectable" chemical technology. In numerous trials across the United States and around the world, Termidor has consistently proven itself to be the most effective and fastest at eliminating termites.. A level of efficacy that no other termite control system of any type has ever achieved. And, Termidor is proving to be equally effective in keeping termites from coming back.
How will you apply Termidor to my home?
As Termidor Certified Professionals, we will apply a liquid dilution of Termidor along the foundation walls of your home to create a continuous treatment zone. The application method is called "trenching and rodding," and may sometimes require drilling holes into the concrete foundation of your home for maximum protection. We may also treat the interior of your home, depending on the extent of the termite infestation and damage.
Is it environmentally responsible?
Termidor is one of the most thoroughly reviewed termite control products in history. Termidor is registered with the Environmental Protection Agency and can only be applied by a pest control professional who has been trained in correct application methods. Termidor is incredibly effective even at low application rates. For an average home treatment, only about 8 ounces of the active ingredient (fipronil) is actually used. Termidor bonds to the soil in which it is applied, so homeowners need not worry about soil movement. In addition, Termidor's active ingredient, fipronil, is used extensively on food crops around the world and as the leading product for flea and tick control on dogs and cats since 1995.