Residential Termite Control
Termite control starts with understanding termites. Walker Pest Management has spent a lot of time studying and training to protect your home or business from termite damage. Termites are social insects living in colonies which are usually located in the ground or in wood. They are worldwide in distribution with over 3,000 described species with at least 50 species found in the United States. Based on the location of their colony, termites are typically divided into subterranean, drywood, and dampwood termites. The biology and habits of these three groups are different and require a detailed knowledge in order to effectively control them. A good termite control strategy should be handled by a licensed, professional company, and is not recommended for the average homeowner to do themselves.
Termites are made up of workers, soldiers, and swarmers. The workers look creamy white in color with a slightly darker head. Workers have no wings and they maintain the colony, construct and repair the nest, and forage and feed the colony. The Soldiers are also creamy white except for a dark and much-enlarged head. Soldiers also lack wings and their one function is to protect the colony. Swarmers are pale yellowish to reddish brown to black in color, depending on the species. They have two pairs of wings nearly equal in length and width, which lie flat over the abdomen when not in use. They use these to fly to a location then drop onto the ground at which point they will shed their wings. They will then find a mate and start a new colony.
According to the National Pest Management Association, termites cause more than $5 billion in property damage each year – costs that aren’t covered by your homeowners insurance policy. Termite protection begins by having a pest control expert correctly identify the type of termite that is causing the damage. This will require a thorough inspection of the accessible parts of the structure. This identification and inspection process will determine the type of control required. Walker Pest Management will often do a free inspection of your home or business to determine if you have termites. We will determine which treatment options will best protect your home or business to eliminate any current infestation and protect against future problems.
Termite Protection Plan For Your Home
As a homeowner you carry insurance to protect your home from fire, flooding and other potential damage. Did you know that termites cause more damage each year than fires, floods, and tornadoes combined? Having a termite protection plan for your home is the best way to protect your biggest investment and avoid costly repairs. Termite control is not something that can be ignored for your biggest investment.
Our Free Termite Inspections are performed by highly trained, state-licensed experts and provide you with the highest level of termite service and technical termite expertise in the industry. Our Termite Protection Plan for your home provides you with several options to choose from, including traditional liquid treatments, bait and monitor stations, and borate treatments. Your home will be protected against termite infestation and the damage caused by termite activity. Our highly trained and certified technicians will look for any signs of termite activity, water leaks, moisture issues, and other problems that could pose a threat to your home. We will give you a detailed report after our visit, outlining any termite activities or threats and offer recommendations to prevent any future termite problems. We are proud to say that we have saved South Carolina homeowners thousands of dollars by discovering termite activity early enough to provide a cost efficient solution.