Charlotte Termite Control
There is no substitute for a professional termite inspection. At Carolina Pest, our trained professional technicians have the equipment, knowledge, and years of experience to recognize the signs of termite activity. They then determine which termite treatment is right for you, your home, and your family. Carolina Pest Management can protect your Carolina home from termites, but only if you act and call for a termite inspection.
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Identify: Termites are highly destructive creatures
Inspect: A technician will need to inspect both the exterior and interior of your home to accurately detect any signs of termites.
Treatment: We will install a safe green pest control solution, the Sentricon Termite Colony Elimination System, around your property.
Maintenance: Homeowners should have a termite inspection as part of an annual insect damage inspection.
How to Identify a Termite Infestation
Of all the problem pests, termites cause the costliest and most extreme damage to your house. Termites are highly destructive creatures; they can consume a home’s wooden elements from the inside without the homeowner even realizing there is a problem. If you notice any potential signs of termites is it important to schedule a professional termite inspection right away.
- Winged insects swarming in or around your house or near the soil
- Fallen wings from insects scattered on the ground, or in a basement or crawlspace
- Cracked paint on or near your house
- Hollowed wood
- Mud Tubes, about the size of a straw, anywhere near your house
Our Charlotte Termite Inspection Process
If you have identified a possible sign of termites, you should call to schedule a professional termite inspection. If a termite inspection is completed early enough, we may be able to treat the infestation before there is any damage to your house. Our Carolina Pest Professional will come out to your house and fully inspect your house for any signs of termites. The technician will need to inspect both the exterior and interior of your home to accurately detect any signs of termites. After completing a full termite inspection, your technician will be able confirm any termite infestation, and recommend the best termite elimination plan
according to your needs and preferences. Various liquid chemical treatments are available, as are “greener” bait systems.
Charlotte Green Termite Treatment
If you prefer the greenest termite elimination and defense method we offer, our trained technician will
spot treat areas of termite activity with a modern termiticide and then install the Sentricon Termite Colony Elimination System around your property. The Sentricon System baits foraging termites, letting them take the Sentricon System’s active ingredient back to the colony, soon eliminating the rest of the termites threatening your home.
How Often Should I have a Termite Inspection?
Typically, homeowners should have a termite inspection as part of an annual insect damage inspection. If your home is particularly at risk due to such factors as excessive moisture or nearby tree stumps, if you find water damaged wood on your home, or if you find any evidence of prior Subterranean Termite activity, you should consider having Semi-Annual Inspections to avoid costly damage. You should consider investing in a termite bond to protect your finances from any unexpected termite damages.
When you purchase termite insurance from Carolina Pest, we will schedule an annual full termite inspection and perform any necessary treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are termites?
Termites are wood eating insects that live underground in massive colonies. Termites are often confused with flying ants, because of their appearance, but unlike flying ants, termites cause serious damage to wooden structures and homes. Termite workers are about 1/4 inch long, white, soft bodied, with straight antennae’s. Workers are blind and very sensitive to heat, cold, and dry air. Workers are responsible for building the mud tubes.
Swarmer’s, or winged termites, are ¼ inch long, pigmented, have four wings all equal in length, and have straight antennae. Winged termites are reproductive termites; their purpose is to leave the colony and start a new colony in another area. Seeing workers or swarmer’s is a definite sign of termite activity in your immediate vicinity.
How does a house get infested with termites?
Subterranean Termites travel from their colony to your home through “shelter tubes”, also known as “mud tubes”. These shelter tubes may be visible on any surface near the ground, such as: slabs, foundation walls, floor framing, etc. Finding these tubes is an indication that subterranean termites have been or are currently present. They indicate at the very least that a professional inspection is necessary.
How can I prevent a termite infestation?
The most effective way to prevent a termite infestation is to have a termite inspection every year with a professional pest control company. Along with an annual inspection, there are also some other small preventative steps you can take to protect your home from termites.
Termites consume wood and convert it to fuel. The first step towards keeping your home termite free is to consider storing any kind of wood like firewood or lumber off the ground and away from your house. You should remove or routinely inspect any sources of wood that could attract termites such as:
- Wooden fences
- Wooden decks
- Tree stumps
Termites are attracted to moisture, so it is important to reduce the amount of water near your house and make sure any moisture problems in your home are fixed. Some common way to reduce moisture in your home are:
- Fix and seal any water leaks from pipes, HVAC units, and faucets
- Repair any roof damages
- Routinely clean gutters
Is Termite Damage Covered by Homeowners Insurance?
While homeowner’s insurance often covers unexpected damages, termite damages are not covered. Since annual termite inspections can prevent termite damage, homeowner’s insurance policies do not qualify termite damage as an unexpected damage. While homeowner’s insurance does not cover termite damage, most pest control companies provide a form of termite insurance with regular annual termite inspections.
What are other wood destroying insects besides termites?
Along with Subterranean Termites, there are other wood destroying insects that we inspect for and help control: Powder Post Beetles are small brown or black beetles that infest both moist and dry seasoned woods, and both hard and soft woods. Because of this, they can damage the structure of your home as well as wood floors, furniture, and cabinetry. Old House Borers are another species of beetle, reaching up to an inch in length. Unlike Powder Post Beetles, Old House Borers only infest softwoods. They are typically introduced to a home during construction and are particularly common in log homes. Like other wood destroying insects, Powder Post Beetles and Old House Borers can be controlled but only if properly identified during professional inspections; annual infestation inspections are recommended.
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