Trust Charlotte Termite Inspection and Removal

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. Contact us online or call 704-283-1527 for a termite inspection.

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Charlotte Termite Control: What to Expect

Charlotte Pest Control expert looking for termites in crawlspace

1. Identify

Termites are highly destructive creatures looking for hollowed wood, cracked paint, and mud tubes around your home.

2. Inspect

A termite technician will need to inspect both the exterior and interior of your home to accurately detect any signs of termites.

3. Termite Treatment

We will install a safe green termite control solution, the Sentricon Termite Colony Elimination System, around your property.

4. 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.

Termite infestation

Common signs of a termite infestation:

  • Winged insects swarming in or around your house or near the soil
  • Cracked paint on or near your house
  • Mud Tubes, about the size of a straw, anywhere near your house
  • Fallen wings from insects scattered on the ground, or in a basement or crawlspace
  • Hollowed wood

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 termite 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 to 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.

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.

Charlotte Green Termite Treatment

If you prefer the greenest termite elimination and defense method we offer, our trained technician will spot and 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.

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Termite 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. 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 swarmers is a definite sign of termite activity in your immediate vicinity.

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.

Charlotte Termite Control Technicians

Get the termite control treatment you need now from the professional team at Carolina Pest Management. At the first signs of termite damage, a licensed technician should be dispatched to your home. Early treatment prevents termites from causing hundreds to thousands of dollars’ worth of damage. A termite exterminator will assess both the inside and outside of your home to determine the extent of your infestation. Environmentally friendly and effective treatment solutions used by a Carolina Pest Management technician will eliminate termites from your home immediately. Contact us today to learn more or schedule professional termite removal services.