Termites

Austin, Tx

The damage caused by termites costs the southwestern United States approximately $1.5 billion each year in wood structure damage, but the true cost of damage worldwide cannot be determined. Drywood termites are responsible for a large proportion of the damage caused by termites.The goal of termite control is to keep structures and susceptible ornamental plants free from termites. Structures may be homes or business, or elements such as wooden fence posts and telephone poles. Regular and thorough inspections by a trained professional may be necessary to detect termite activity in the absence of more obvious signs like termite swarmers inside or adjacent to a structure.  Construction sites drastically increase the risk of pest activity. Don’t risk future issues of your home or business get a free inspection today. 

ants vs termites

Ants have segmented waists, and termites are approximately the same width along their entire bodies, without pinched waists. Ant antennas are bent whereas Termite antennae are straight. Like ants, termites divide labour among castes consisting of sterile male and female “workers” and “soldiers”. All colonies have fertile males called “kings” and one or more fertile females called “queens”. Termites mostly feed on dead plant material and cellulose, generally in the form of wood, leaf litter, soil, or animal dung.

taking out the queen

Termite queens have the longest lifespan of any insect in the world, with some queens reportedly living up to 30 to 50 years. Our specialized products are designed for the termites and ants to walk over it and take it back to the queen. Once the product reaches the queen(s) the colony will collapse resulting in long term success.