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Termites

Problems with termites?

Termites cause a tremendous amount of damage to wood structures in this country. Several species of termites are found within the United States and proper control varies by correctly identifying the type of termite present.

Danger Signs

Signs of termite activity are typically noticed on the first floor of the structure:, signs of termites include:

  • Appearance of swarmers, which closely resemble swarming ants
  • In the case of underground termites, the appearance of mudtubes on foundation walls or other areas (floor joists, roof rafters, support columns, etc.)
  • Damage to wooden portions of the structure, the hollowing out of wood within the structure

Potential Harm

  • Extensive structural damage
  • Damage to paper record storage

Business Consequences

  • Loss of property value
  • Extensive repair costs
  • Irreparable damage to historic buildings and documents

Steps To Take

Treating for termites can take two forms: baiting and liquid.

Presto-X Pest Control uses the Sentricon® Colony Elimination System for its termite baiting program

Liquid treatments are also available in certain areas and depending on the specifics of the infestation.

If you think you may have termites in your office or home, contact your local service center for additional information 800-759-1942.

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