Termite Treatment Pest Control Services

From Mathis Exterminating

subterranean-termites_187x122Termites cause approximately five billion dollars worth of damage to homes in the United States each year. Most of this damage is not covered by homeowner’s insurance. Because termites colonize underground, you may never even notice you’ve got a problem until a professional informs you that termites have taken over your home. Subterranean termites are the most likely to invade your home, and they have the ability to colonize and travel both above and below ground.

Termites can squeeze through tiny cracks in your home in their search for food. Cracks in the foundation, expansion joints, gaps around plumbing fixtures, and service entries are all places that are prone to termite invasion. Undetected termites can do large amounts of damage once they have successfully gained entrance to your home.


Step 1: Call A Professional

Watch throughout your home for some of the more obvious signs of termites. Some of these signs include:

  • Small holes in wood
  • Drywall that is crumbling
  • Sagging floors
  • Sagging doors
  • Insect wings

Don’t assume that your home is free from termites if you haven’t noticed any of these signs. Termites are skilled in the art of avoiding detection and will remain hidden in wood and walls, all the while doing extensive damage to your home. The best way to prevent termites from invading your home is to have regular evaluations performed by a pest professional.

A pest professional will do a thorough evaluation of your home to determine first if termites are in your home. If it is determined that you have termites, the next step is to discover where the termites are getting in. All areas of your home that are in contact with the ground should be checked for termite entrance points. A pest professional will then check the remainder of your home for damaged wood or tubes that are used to shelter termites. A Mathis Exterminating professional will not only discover any termite activity in your home but also give you helpful tips and tools to correct any conditions around your home that invite termite activity.


Step 2: Set Up Your Defense: Termidor Termiticide/Insecticide

termidor-logoIf it is determined that your home has termites, a Mathis Exterminating professional will then take steps to rid your home of them and stop them from returning. Then it is time to choose which termite control product is best for your situation. Obviously, you want a product that is first and foremost effective. But the following factors will also be considered:

  • Environmental concerns
  • Family concerns
  • Application by experienced professionals

Millions of homeowners have discovered that the best product for dealing with termites is Termidor termiticide/insecticide.


How Termidor Works

Termidor is undetectable to termites.
Termidor uses an undetectable liquid technology to avoid detection by termites. With this technology, termites are unable to avoid the product because they simply don’t know it’s there. Termites then ingest and share Termidor, all the while completely unaware that it will kill them.

Termidor works several ways.
Termidor will effectively kill any termite that ingests the product. But it can also attack termites with simple contact. So as the termites perform their daily routines, they are constantly in contact with the Termidor. This unique transfer effect is what sets Termidor apart from its competing products, and makes it more effective.

Termidor uses a transfer effect to kill termites.
Termidor is formulated in order to have maximum contact with all termites before they die. The initial contact will kill the termite, but not before it has a chance to pass the product on. The secondary carrier will then transfer it on to other termites. Termidor gives the termites plenty of time to spread the product before they die, using this unique process that is called the “transfer effect”.


Step 3: Keep up on your annual warranty

Make sure your home evaluations are always right on schedule and that your termite protection is in place by renewing your termite contract. Even after effectively dealing with termites, it’s important to get a regular check-up to ensure that they have not re-invaded your home. Treat your home like you treat your body – and perform regular check-ups to make sure it’s healthy.