Protect your home and family from termites with the best possible termite solutions.
Termites are one of the oldest and most resilient insect species on the planet and are extremely adaptable and tenacious in their work ethic.
The average home suffers nearly $8,000 in damage before termites are detected. These sobering statistics prove that the best termite strategy is prevention.
J.D. Smith Pest Control will design a comprehensive plan to eliminate existing infestations and prevent future colonies from developing in your home or business.
DO I HAVE TERMITES?
6 Signs That You Have Termites
Termites can go undetected for a long time and can silently destroy vital components in your home. The damage they leave behind can be devastating. To determine if you have termites in your home here are some things to look for.
Blistering in Wood
Unusual patterns in wood and discoloration can indicate termite colony activity. Floors may begin to squeak as a result of the damage.
Hollowed or damaged wood
Termites eat wood from the inside. Termite colonies may be present if you notice damages in wood or hollow sounds behind wood surfaces.
Presence of Wings
Swarmers, or reproductive termites, will take flight in the spring to form new colonies. Termites may be present if you see piles of wings or termites flying in or around your home.
Subterranean Mud Tubes
Mud tubes look like small patterned lines made of dried mud and are usually found on your homes foundation. They provide a direct route to the termite colony and a food source.
Kick Out Holes
Kick out holes are usually about 1 mm in diameter and allow the termites to eject or “kick” their droppings out of their nest. These holes can be so small they are almost undetectable.
Drywood termite droppings
Look for mounds of pellets that resemble sawdust or coffee grounds. These droppings, known as frass, are a good indication that an active termite colony is present.
These are the three main termite types to worry about in the U.S.
The tent fumigation process is performed by a trained pest management team that will place a tent over your home. A fumigant will be released throughout your home and will circulate reaching all the cracks and crevices where termites can tunnel and thrive.
A tentless wood treatment is injected in to the walls around door and window frames and to exposed wood (attic/crawlspace). There is no need to relocate during the treatment process.
For a perimeter soil treatment, a tiny 6″ trench formed around the complete structure of your home, where the chemical is poured/applied and then recovered. exterior only treatment.
Pre-construction termite treatments are performed during the a construction project by applying a chemical to the soil before a slab is poured. These barriers can be effective in preventing subterranean termite infestation.
JD Smith Pest Control has created a comprehensive termite control program that covers your home’s exterior, interior and foundation. We treat the hard to reach places like voids in the walls and moldings. In the interior of your home, we treat expansion joints, natural cracks, penetrations, attic areas and active infestations. Exterior treatments include a complete barrier around the perimeter of the structure.
Complex termite infestations that involve both drywood and subterranean termites, require an equally complex treatment plan. Tentless foam and subterranean termite treatments can be combined to provide the complete treatment plan to ensure the problem is addressed right the first time. Special pricing is available for combined service treatments.