Each year, termites cause an estimated $5 billion in property damage. These tiny pests form in large colonies and can cause serious damage to your Pittsburgh home. If you’re seeing them in your home near Pittsburgh, you definitely need termite treatment right away. After all, you’ve invested a lot in your home. What will happen if it’s ruined by an infestation of tiny wood-eating bugs? There are many species of termites that could be invading your home, and it can be very difficult to remove them from your home. It’s best to get professional help. Contact the nearby professionals at Fox and we’ll get to work on your Pittsburgh termite control issue.
You might already know you need a termite treatment, but here are the most common signs termite exterminators look for in homes near Pittsburgh.
Termites use these cylinder-shaped pathways to travel along exposed areas while foraging for food. These might look like branches of dried mud attached to the side of poles, house foundations, metal fences, and other places.
Swarmers are winged termites that a well-established colony produces once or twice every year. They can be easily mistaken for winged ants, but if you see swarmers in your home it’s a sure sign you have a termite colony nearby.
After their initial flight, the swarmers lose their wings. These can be found virtually anywhere, as termites are poor flyers and may land anywhere the wind takes them. They are most commonly found near the colony.
Since termites eat wood from the inside out, damage is difficult to detect. It might show as bubbling wallpaper or hollow and weakened wood.
The Sentricon® system is like no other termite treatment plan. It uses termites’ very nature — their constant foraging in search of food — against them. Worker termites find the bait in the Sentricon® stations while foraging, and share it with the queen and other colony members. Sentricon® stops the process of molting which ultimately affects the queen and reproduction and kills the workers. The colony then crumbles and is eliminated.
After a technician inspects your property, bait stations are placed around your home. Utilizing Always Active™ technology, the Recruit® HD bait is immediately available. In-ground stations have a visible service cover only opened by a special key.
Preferring the bait nearly 10 times more than wood, worker termites discover and quickly share their new “food” source within the colony. Noviflumuron is the active ingredient in Sentricon®. Noviflumuron prevents termites from maturing through molting.
Unable to molt, termites die. And when the colony dies, the queen isn’t too far behind. Like a captain going down with the ship, despite her resolve to survive, there’s just no hope.
Imagine 24/7, worry-free protection now and well into the future. All it takes is your original bait stations and ongoing service from a Fox Pest Control technician. For what it’s worth, Pittsburgh termites prefer you opt out of this offering.
No digging or trenching
No structural drilling
No need to treat the soil
No scheduling hassles
Think you have a termite problem? Call Fox Pest Control at (724) 384-7071 for a free Pittsburgh termite control quote.
Your technician will conduct a thorough pest control inspection of your home and property in order to provide a customized termite treatment plan that will be most effective for your situation.
You will receive a detailed report of the service provided and helpful recommendations to remain termite free.
We come back regularly throughout the year to ensure the termites don’t come back. If you see any termite activity between your regularly scheduled service, simply give us a call. We’ll come back for free!
Termite damage is not covered by home insurance, and treating termites on your own is a daunting and monumental task. Finding termite damage can be very difficult, as it is usually out of sight. Our free inspection is a great opportunity to let the pros find the damage for you.
Fox Pest Control technicians have the tools and equipment necessary to perform thorough inspections and apply environmentally responsible products that will control the termites for good.
Professional termite exterminators train thoroughly to receive the proper certifications and approvals to perform termite treatment procedures.
It’s not a good idea to try to get rid of termites on your own. Non-professional efforts to get rid of termites easily waste time and money.
Termite exterminators require thorough training and experience before Fox will send them to treat your home. Some termite treatments require drilling, digging, tens or even hundreds of gallons of termiticides and years of specialized training and experience.
Call the Pros. Fox Pest Control can positively identify the presence of termites in your Pittsburgh home.
Every year, termites cause an average of $5 billion in damage repair costs to homes throughout the country — and none of those damages are covered by insurance. Millions of homes are affected by termites every year.
Termites can remain undetected in a house for as many as 8-10 years.
Termites don’t sleep at all, although they might slow down or stop if the temperature is cold enough. In the right conditions, they are able to eat at a home constantly, 24/7.
In the wild, termites eat damaged and rotting wood and help return the nutrients and chemicals that are locked inside dead wood back into the earth. Without wood-eating insects like termites, the world would literally suffocate under the amount of dead plant material in it.
Termites help prevent fires in some ways. Termites help clean up dead plant material like dead trees and fallen logs before it begins to decompose.
When dead plant material piles up, humidity and bacteria slowly increase inside the heap. Eventually, these natural compost piles get hot and dry and spontaneously burst into flame.
Wings: Ants have four wings of different lengths, with the front wings being longer than the hind wings. Termites have four wings of the same length.
Antenna: Ant antennae have an elbow bend in the middle. Termites have straight antennae that look like a string of beads.
The “Waist”: Ant bodies have a thin “waist” where the abdomen connects to the rest of the body. Termites have a thick “waist” that makes it look like it doesn’t have a waist.
If a Fox Pest Control customer has an infestation of covered pests in their Pittsburgh, PA home or business between regularly scheduled Home Protection Plan treatments, we will come back and perform targeted treatments to get rid of the pest at no charge. If Fox Pest Control cannot resolve the problem after three such targeted treatments, we will cheerfully refund the customer’s last monthly subscription fee, as long as all other terms of the agreement have been met.
And if you see any pest activity between your regularly scheduled treatments, simply give our Pittsburgh office a call; we'll come back at no additional charge.
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