Subterranean Termite Treatments
A continuous chemical barrier is created around the exterior of your home or building to keep termites from entering
If possible, we apply chemicals directly to the pests.
We apply chemicals which duplicate the insect's natural hormones to disrupt their growth and development.
About Subterranean Termites
Subterranean Termites are social insects that live in large, underground colonies. Although they could number in the millions, you might never see them or any evidence of them - until you discover that they've done serious damage to your home.
|KING AND QUEEN
At least one King and Queen are at the center of every termite colony. The Queens sole purpose is to reproduce. Some live for as long as 30 years.
Queens can lay thousands of eggs every year. Eggs hatch into Nymphs.
While in the nymph state, nymphs diverge into different castes: workers, soldiers, reproductives, and supplementary reproductives.
Workers are blind, wingless termites that maintain the colony, build and repair the nest and tubes, forage for food, and care for the other termites. They are the most numerous caste and the most likely to be found in infested wood.
Soldiers are sterile, wingless, and blind. Their sole function is to defend the colony.
These termites will eventually leave the colony as Adult Swarmers. After swarming, they shed thier wings and pair up. Each male-female pair attempts to start a new colony.
These termites help increase the population of established colonies and serve as replacments for the King or Queen if they should die.
Subterranean termites are extremely destructive. First they build tunnels to wooden structures, and then they burrow into these structures to obtain food. Any wood or cellulose-containing material constitutes termite food, and given time to do so, they will eat until nothing is left but a shell. Termites avoid light and air, so they build their colonies where you're not likely to stumble upon them.
Is it a termite or an ant?
On the off chance you do see them, remember that it's easy to confuse termites with ants. Fortunately, there are features that distinguish them.