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Subterranean Termite Control

A Reputable Subterranean Termite Control Service Provider

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If you have subterranean termites in your building, you have four choices of control strategies:

  1. Liquid treatments - Treat the entry points to stop them where they are getting in. (The ones in the house will die in a few days.)
  2. Baits - Use some form of baiting program that will kill the termites (once they find the bait stations).

  3. Mechanical barriers or alterations
  4. Let them eat! (This is still America, and it is your house. You don't have to do anything at all!)

Which approach is best? No two situations are identical so we need to approach each situation with an open mind. Generally, we prefer traditional treatments using the most modern materials. This combination usually gives the customer excellent control and the best value for the money spent.

We have found that most people want the following:

  • The termites are controlled right away
  • The work is done professionally; it is neat and hard to detect.
  • Follow-up inspections and are done and additional service work is provided as needed.

We begin the process by making an appointment to inspect the building. At the property, we will take a look at the areas you are concerned about. If the problem is termites or another wood-destroying organism, we will evaluate what is needed and suggest a control strategy. We will provide you with a written quote for any work we recommend that is within the scope of our normal operations. Usually, this process takes about a half-hour to 45 minutes.

A few days after our visit, you will receive in the mail a Limited Inspection report detailing our findings and recommendations. There will be no cost to you, and you will be under no obligation.

Occasionally, we find buildings that are unusually complicated and/or difficult to treat. And some customers have special needs. In these situations, we might need to do a full Original Report before we can give a complete quote. We do charge a fee for full Original Reports. But there will never be any charge incurred without your authorization.

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There is no single approach that is right for every situation. As a result, we have developed several strategies for dealing with subterranean termite infestations. Based on the best of the materials and procedures available today, we offer the following options for subterranean termite control:

  1. Guardian Program© - If you want the very best level of subterranean termite control, and you want low cost, no hassle, long-term protection, the Guardian Program© is probably just right for you. This excellent program is offered following a traditional treatment of the building with a state-of-the-art termite management material such as Termidor®.
  2. Localized Treatment -Localized treatment for subterranean termites is rarely a good option. We will usually decline to offer a quote for localized treatments in residential situations. However, when dealing with very large buildings (such as warehouses, etc.) localized treatment may be the only practical option.
  3. Stand-Alone Baiting - In certain situations, we also offer subterranean termite baiting as a stand-alone service.
What to do now?

Give us a call at the number below or email any questions to us. We'll be in touch with you shortly and we can discuss your options and how we can help. We look forward to serving you.

What about baits alone?

We have to admit that baiting alone looks attractive. It offers very little disruption with almost all the work done from outside the building. The apparent convenience of these programs makes them very marketable (and very profitable). As a result, baiting programs have been marketed strongly by some major players in the termite control business.

It offers very little disruption with almost all the work done from outside the building. The apparent convenience of these programs makes them very marketable (and very profitable). As a result, baiting programs have been marketed strongly by some major players in the termite control business.

However, we have some serious concerns about the effectiveness of baiting. We are committed to giving our customers the very best services available for their hard-earned dollars. Because of this commitment and our experiences with these systems, we aren't comfortable recommending stand-alone baiting as a good option for most of our customers. Why?

  1. Expensive
    Baiting systems, such as Sentricon®, must be checked regularly to be effective. Service visits take time and "time is money.” A good service will be expensive. A cheap service will probably not control the termites.
  2. Colony elimination is not a certainty.
    Although it has been proven that a baiting system can kill a subterranean termite colony, we haven't found any system that guarantees it will kill any colony.
  3. Different termites.
    Our Western subterranean termite's behavior is not the same as species found elsewhere in the U.S. (This has been well documented.) Baiting has been shown to be an effective tool combating Eastern and Formosan subterranean termites. Results gained fighting our Western species haven't been nearly as good.
  4. A baiting program is forever.
    Bait devices are only effective when serviced regularly. And, in most cases, the company owns the bait stations. If you stop the service, the stations are removed, and you lose your protection. Termites may still be active next to or even inside your home. And you have little or nothing for all the money you spent to that point.
  5. Slow process.
    Baits can't work until the termites find the bait. This may take many months (years in some cases). Then, after they find the bait, it may take several more months to gain any significant amount of control. During all of this time, additional damage may be occurring in the structure.
  6. What happens when the termites don’t feed on the bait?
    We've seen too many situations where the termites hadn’t found the bait stations after several years! The customer has paid to install and service a baiting system but there was absolutely no termite control achieved. In effect, the customer paid a lot of money and received very little (if any) value for that money. Meanwhile, the termites continued to damage the structure unchecked.

Stand-alone baiting programs do have some usefulness. In certain uncommon construction types or where other unusual conditions exist, baiting may the best (or only) alternative. When we do recommend a stand-alone baiting system, we choose a system that is installed and monitored at an appropriate interval and that do not require the pre-baiting step that ties the customer to a virtually “never-ending” service contract. The bait stations we install belong to the customer. Our biggest concern is that you have a clear understanding about the limitations of this approach.

Our products start working immediately. . .
. . . and they continue working for years!

After 40 years of experience fighting termites, we've found that the best approach is still the traditional approach.

Service specifications are custom fitted to the building and to each unique situation. Treatment techniques are specifically chosen to be inconspicuous and to minimize inconvenience to you and your family. Follow-ups are done with annual inspections to make certain that the termites don't come back.

Once you have had a chance to review everything involved, we believe that you'll come to the same conclusion as our many other customers. When the best modern products (like Termidor®) are applied by trained professionals, our Guardian© plan protects your investment . . . safely, reliably, and consistently. You will have the peace of mind that you've selected the most effective, affordable, and time-tested solution to your termite control problem.

We guarantee it!