Termites in Arizona
Termites never stop working, and that’s not good news when their work involves the destruction of your property. Every minute you spend deciding what to do, their colony expands further, and damage increases. When you want termite and pest control services you can rely on, trust the professionals at Anteater Exterminating Inc.
We use state of the art control techniques to engage termite problems on multiple fronts. Our technicians are always training as new methods, termite treatment solutions, and equipment becomes available. When it comes to termite control, Phoenix homeowners shouldn’t take any chances. If you encounter any of the following termite infestation signs, contact us without delay.
Types of Termites
In Phoenix, termite and other pests are an enormous issue, and the team at Anteater Exterminating Inc. are the local termite specialists. There are only about four species of termites that are popular in Arizona and are responsible for the most amount of damage.
- Desert Subterranean Termites
- Aird-Land Subterranean Termites
- Western Drywood Termites
- Desert Dampwood Termites
Each species will look and behave differently, which is why you need a team of experts that are trained and experienced in dealing with all kinds of pest control. Termites can cause an extreme amount of damage in a relatively short time, and this type of damage can be very costly.
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Signs of Termites
Termites are hardy and are not attracted to any known pheromone solutions. Manual inspection is required. Termites leave many clues behind. Look for these indicators, and contact us at the first sign of an infestation.
Droppings – These are found throughout a nesting site, often near tunnels. They are pellet-shaped and frequently smell like mildew.
Mud Tubes – Many termites need to be moist. To remain this way, they create networks of mud tubes that may appear on floors, ceilings, and walls.
Entry Point – These termites aren’t found as frequently in Phoenix as subterranean species. They often hitchhike into homes in antique furniture.
Signs – Look for cracking and blistering in the veneer around your home. Tap on the wood and listen for a hollow sound. Look for red to brown pellets with six sides. These are all Drywood termite indicators, and you should avoid the piece.
Damage From Termites
Wood Damage – When they need termite control, residents will frequently find wood damage. Damage often appears in a honeycomb-like pattern.
Buckling – Walls and ceilings may begin to buckle or bulge outward as the insects compromise the integrity of your property.
Water Damage – It is easier for termites to tunnel through moist wood beams. If discovered, this should be repaired immediately, and property owners should be vigilant for signs of termite.
Termites In The Home
Termites can enter a home through tiny cracks in the foundation or your flooring. These insects are relatively small and generally have little difficulty getting into homes, which is why it is essential to be very diligent in keeping up with your termite control maintenance. Once you’ve discovered signs of termite infestation, it most likely means that there is already a more substantial underlying presence.
Termite extermination in Phoenix should always be done by a professional. If the treatment is performed incorrectly, the termites will have no trouble returning. Our technicians at Anteater Exterminating Inc provide thorough termite control which includes:
- Home inspection
- Diagram creation
- Treatment plan
- Extermination implementation
How To Get Rid Of Termites
The most effective treatment to control subterranean termites in Phoenix is to do a conventional treatment. Anteater Exterminating Inc. uses Termidor SC® predominantly. This product is by far the most effective when treating for subterranean termites. Extermination often involves raking your landscaped material and then creating a trench to fill with bait. Sometimes we have to drill into your porch slabs or the wall. Whenever we do this, our team takes special care to leave the property looking as good as we found it.
Depending on the type of construction of your home, we may need to perform a combination of various other treatments. For this reason, it is essential to have a visual termite inspection to determine the type of construction, the extent of the infestation, and to plan for the correct method of treatment.
Post-tension construction slabs are a standard building material in Arizona. These slabs do not have any interior cracks through which the termites can transverse to gain access to your home. It is never recommended to drill into post-tension slabs because it would cause defects to the structural integrity of your home. This reason and many others, is why you should only trust professional exterminators like the team at Anteater Exterminating Inc.
For termite control, Phoenix demands a carefully considered treatment backed by concrete evidence and expertise. That’s where our control methodology truly shines.
Termite Treatment Process
Treatment starts with an exhaustive termite inspection. From the minute our technicians arrive, we begin looking for signs and symptoms. We identify the termite species, colony size, and damage to the home. We’ll ask where you’ve seen activity, creating an evidence log to document our findings. All of this creates precise termite control that property owners can trust.
We map your termite problem and identify critical areas. A diagrammatic description is a map of your property that identifies vital information. It helps us to track termite activity, identify entry points, damage, and movement. This plan allows our technicians to provide the most precise termite control. We understand what effects treatments have on different species, and always use the most efficient methods for control.
Our technicians create a custom termite management plan. We make plans for specific properties and infestations. One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to termite control. Depending on your needs, termite species, and infestation severity, we’ll use multiple methods for complete control. These may include pesticides, baits, poisons, traps, and more.
Warrantied Termite Control
Termite and pest control service in Phoenix isn’t any good if you can’t depend on it, though. That’s why Anteater Exterminating Inc. backs our termite control services with a 5-year warranty. You shouldn’t hope termites don’t come back. You should guarantee they won’t. We can, and we do.
What you can expect from us:
Get warrantied insect control that covers you against termite infestation recurrences.
Anteater Exterminating utilizes best in business termite prevention strategies and practices.
We use customized termite treatment options designed for your property and infestation.
Our exterminators are trained and certified to perform full termite inspections.
We offer competitive and affordable termite control costs.
Our pest technicians in Scottsdale use the most advanced control solutions.
Local Termite Control
At Anteater Exterminating Inc., we warranty many of our termite control plans for up to 5 years. We believe in our termite control so much, we guarantee it. When you want an experienced local termite and pest control company in Phoenix that creates a tailored treatment to eliminate your infestation call or contact us today.