Termite Season…And So It Begins
Spring is just around the corner and that means termite season is almost upon us. What might that mean to Georgia homeowners? Well, let’s look at the capability of the lowly termite.
With mild temperatures and abundant rainfall, Georgia enjoys the status of being part of “the termite belt”. This means termites are both plentiful and common here in our great state. And at the top of the guest list is the Subterranean termite. As you might have guessed, the Subterranean is found underground and needs moisture to survive. It might concern you to know that most Georgia yards are occupied by termite colonies. These little invaders survive on wood products, and unfortunately, our homes are easy targets. The trickiest part of termite infestations is that they are often hidden from view. Until they aren’t.
It is often when damage is uncovered or swarmers discovered, that homeowners discover they have uninvited guests who are literally eating them out of their house and home. Springtime is swarm season, and that means the female termites are out and about looking for a mate. Not long after swarming, they lose their wings and are again hidden in the recesses of your walls and floors. Another sign of termites is the infamous mud tube. This is made of moist soil and enables the termites to travel back and forth between their colony and their food source, aka your home, without drying out. Some Termite queens can have a 25-year lifespan and are capable of laying more than 2,000 eggs a day. As you can see, an infestation can get out of control very quickly.
Then there’s the damage. It is estimated that 1 in 5 Georgia houses has had termites or will be attacked by termites. Give a colony of termites a 2” by 4” and they can eat through two feet of the board every single year. Most estimates put annual U.S. termite damage at $5 billion a year! That’s a substantial risk for the unprotected homeowner. In case you are getting stressed out at this point…
Don’t panic, instead, prepare.
Here at Canton Termite, preparation means getting our equipment in order, making sure our products are well-stocked and getting our techs geared up for the busy season. Keeping our community safe from the devastating consequences of termite infestation is our passion, and we are ready to go!
For you, our neighbors, preparation means researching reputable companies, having a thorough annual inspection completed on your home, and ensuring any active infestations are treated and preventative measures have been taken. Your home is your most valuable asset and in this time of economic change, it is vital that you protect your investments. After all, more and more people are choosing to stay in their homes longer, which means maintenance is more important than ever before.
A reputable termite and pest control company should be a company you can trust to honestly evaluate your particular circumstances and be willing to answer your questions. Word of mouth is often the first indication of a company’s reputation. Google reviews can give you real-life opinions from others in your community. Of course, there is nothing to compare with personal experience. From the website to the phone conversation to the home visit, first impressions are important. The process should be smooth and efficient.
At Canton Termite and Pest Control, we strive to offer friendly, efficient, and knowledgeable interactions with our customers. We work hard to keep our website updated and reviews easily visible, and our office staff is ready to answer any questions you might have as well as schedule a visit from one of our trained and certified technicians. After scheduling, a technician will complete a free estimate which includes a thorough inspection of your home’s crawl space, basement, garage, and perimeter of the house. Our employees will draw a detailed graph and explain the treatment process options. If you have an active infestation, the threat to your home will be treated; if there is no current infestation, then preventative steps will be taken to ensure your home is safe from future termite invasions. And you can be sure the termite treatment will be performed with the very best technology the industry has to offer.
Canton Termite uses the Termidor HP High Precision Injection System. This treatment injects the precise amount of treatment material into exactly the correct depth and distance apart to ensure protection like never before. There is much less room for error than in the traditional treatments of the past. There is little disturbance in your yard. No more displacing your newly planted azalea bushes or creating a muddy mess around your home. With 4000 psi, the vertical hydraulic treatment is injected neatly from the soil’s surface and controlled by a computer system to measure precisely what is needed to protect your home from termite invaders. Because the treatment is entirely below soil grade, there is no need to worry about family members, pets, or pollinators such as bees, coming into contact with the chemicals. Termidor is a trusted name within the industry, and its track record speaks for itself. This product is designed to allow particles to adhere to the worker termites; the workers carry the product back to their colony and by rubbing against one another in the grooming process, spread the chemicals to the entirety of the colony and to the queen herself. Termidor High Precision Injection System is truly a revolutionary process, and we are pleased to offer it to our customers.
Our goal is to give our customers the very best treatment we can offer and to do our best to earn your trust.
If your home is unprotected from the threat of termites, don’t hesitate.
Call us at Canton Termite and Pest Control.