Termite ControlTermite Prevention and Treatment

Sawyer Exterminating understands the investment and time that goes into the care of a home or place of business. We know how devastating something like termite damage can be. Termite infestations and termite damage are often not immediately visible to the untrained eye. If you see any of the signs below OR want to proactively prevent termites from attacking your home, call and ask about our Termite Control solutions.

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Termite Types

U.S. Concentration Zones

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Subterranean Termites

Subterranean termites live in colonies in the soil. They require moisture from the soil to survive, and can tunnel hundreds of feet to reach feeding sites. To reach food above ground, they build mud tubes to protect them from exposure to light, air and enemies.

Homeowner Termite Risk

None to Slight
Slight to Moderate
Moderate to Heavy
Very Heavy

Drywood Termites

Found coast to coast throughout the southern regions of the U.S., Drywood termites live inside dry wood. Their colonies can be dispersed within your home and can spread, infesting more than one area.

Homeowner Termite Risk

Moderate to Heavy

Formosan Termites

Formosan termites are a more aggressive species of Subterranean termites that can establish secondary nests above the ground.

Homeowner Termite Risk

Moderate to Heavy

3 Signs of Termite Infestation

Sawyer Exterminating understands the investment and time that goes into the care of a home or place of business. So we know how devastating something like termite damage can be. Termite infestations and termite damage are often not immediately visible to the untrained eye. If you notice any of the below symptoms, give us a call and ask about our Termite Control solutions.

Termite Mud Tubes

If you’ve never heard of these strange structures, pay attention. One calling card for an invading swarm of termites is mud tubes. You’ll want to check the perimeter of your home as they form these tiny structures on exterior walls, especially around the foundation. In order to catch this problem early, make sure that firewood, mulch and wood chips are all kept away from your house as these materials all provide termites with the moisture and food they crave.

Damaged Paint

Another good reason to inspect the perimeter of your home is to check for places where paint has cracked or otherwise become distorted. A swarm of termites are hardly going to let a little thing like paint get in there way. Of course, if it’s already damaged, they’ll just invite themselves in. Unfortunately, termites don’t need the entrance to be any wider than the thickness of a sheet of paper. That little crack can lead to untold amounts of damage if termites find it.

Swarmers

This might be the most disturbing and concrete sign you have termites. When termites reproduce, they make swarmers—winged termites whose job it is to take flight and make more colonies. So if you see a swarm of winged insects or their discarded wings, termites are probably responsible. If you notice this and mud tubes, act quickly and call an exterminator before the damage is too great to control.

Watch & Learn

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