Termites can cause serious structural damage to your home; and because they live in colonies that can number from several hundred thousand to several million, it is important to be proactive. Don't let termites take control of your home, call Pied Piper Pest Control to schedule an appointment with a fully trained, licensed, and insured professional to come to your home and give you a free termite estimate on the cost of treating your home and placing you under a State of Louisiana Termite Contract for long lasting protection. Or perhaps you would feel better having a thorough termite inspection to provide you with valuable peace of mind for termite control.
Facts & Identification Information
Termites are often called the silent destroyer because they may be secretly hiding and thriving in your home or yard without any immediate signs of damage. All termites consume cellulose-based plant materials. Unfortunately, all homes, regardless of their construction type, can provide cellulose food for termite infestation.
Termites are detritivores, or detritus feeders. They feed on dead plants and trees as well as dead parts of living trees, including wood and wood in the soil. A termite's mouth is capable of tearing pieces of woody material. This ability is what causes concern in human dwellings: while termite workers only measure approximately 1 cm to a few millimeters in length, their feeding habits are capable of causing costly damage to property. House foundations, furniture, shelves and even books are all possible feeding sites for termites.
Subterranean termite homes are usually formed in soil. Within these mounds, termites build elaborate tunnel systems and mud tunnels through which they access above-ground food sources. Drywood termites live within the wood they consume and oftentimes infest walls and furniture.
When a colony has matured, winged, swarming termites can be seen around windows and doors. Winged termites are highly attracted to sources of light and are most active in springtime. After mating, these termites locate a new breeding site and create another colony, spreading infestations throughout multiple locations in the case of drywood termites.
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- Colony Elimination System that protects your home against damaging termites
- Continuous baiting and regular inspections
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- Environmentally responsible
- First System to be approved by the EPA’s Reduced Risk Pesticide Initiative.
- Monitoring and Scheduling is Convenient – no need to come inside your home