Subterranean termites are
the most economically important wood destroying pests in the
United States. Nation-wide, termite treatment and
prevention cost approximately 2 billion dollars a year.
termites have an important role in the forest ecosystem as
they break down cellulose. However, when their natural
food source is eliminated, termites replace it with anything
made of or containing cellulose. And, cellulose is
commonly found in dead wood and wood by-products which leads
the termite directly to your home.
exposed areas, termites travel within shelter, dirt tubes
that they construct. Temperature has a strong
influence on daily and seasonal activity. Termites
remain active in cold weather if the structure they are
infesting is heated.
can be pre-treated at the time of construction or at the
time termites invade. United Spraying Service's
termite technicians have over 30 years experience, and offer
competitve pricing and guarantees.
CONFUSE THE TWO... LEARN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ANTS AND
ARE SOME SIGNS YOU MAY ENCOUNTER
of 1/8" or 1/4" black insects with whitish, opaque
wings, thick "waists" and curved antennae (not
elbow shaped). These are reproductive termites which
swarm in the spring, then shed their wings and go
underground to start new colonies. Also watch for
clusters of their discarded wings.
of dried mud leading from the ground or a crack in the
foundation to the wood structure of the house. These
termite shelter tubes may be attached to wood or concrete or
they may rise directly upward without support. They
are a sure sign of termite infestation.
visual damage to drywall or to wood supporting
structures, (mostly detected from the basement) or weakened
floors. By taking a screwdriver and striking the wood in the
basement (sill, header or floor joist), especially around
area at front porch, you may discover termite activity.
an expert examine your home.... at least once a
year! We employ a staff of skilled personnel, trained
and experienced in termite detection. They will give
your house a thorough examination. If termites are
present they will prepare a cost estimate for destroying
them and preventing further damage. If no termites are
found, they will be happy to give you an estimate for our preventive
treatment that guarantees the safety of your home for years.