Whether it’s treating or preventing termites, White’s Pest Control covers your needs. Our termite control experts work diligently to protect your home from termites and the damage they cause, as well as to bring back peace of mind and comfort, knowing your home is out of the danger zone of destruction. We treat Subterranean and Formosan termites using the most effective and advanced treatments, including the Sentricon system.
What are Subterranean Termites?
The most common termite species, the Subterranean, relies heavily on a working order, especially during spring when they send swarmers out to reproduce. The Queen can lay as many as 1,000 eggs in a single day, all of which grow into an aggressive colony of destructive termites that can destroy an entire building in a matter of weeks. They feast on wood and cellulose material and depend on mud tubes to provide moisture to the colony. Each Subterranean colony has about two million termites.
What are Formosan Termites?
Formosan termites are a type of Subterranean Termite. It builds nests in soil and uses mud tubes to create moisture for its colonies. The Formosan termite is one of the most aggressive of the more than 2,000 species. It eats wood and the cellulose material contained inside, destroying the structure of your home from the inside out -oftentimes without detection. The Queen Formosan termite can lay as many as 1,000 eggs every single day. So it is easy to understand how quickly this termite can multiply and do damage to a home.
What’s the Difference Between the Two Termite Species?
Formosan termites and Subterranean termites share many similarities as well as a few differences. For example, this species is localized to Alabama and other southern states, while the Subterranean termite is found in every U.S. state except Alaska. Subterranean termites also prefer warmer temperatures than Formosan termites.
The physical appearance differs between the two termites species as well. Formosan termites have long bodies with short heads and two short pinchers whilst the subterranean termite has a long head, long body, and two long pinchers. Color differs between the species, with the Formosan a translucent orange and the Subterranean translucent brown.
Identifying the Termite Species at Your Home
Identifying the exact species of termites at your home is essential for effective treatment. Yet, distinguishing the species is difficult, if not impossible, for the untrained eye. If you notice a termite or experience signs of a problem, call White’s Pest Control for proper species identification, inspection, and treatment using the Sentricon liquid and baiting system. No matter how aggressive or stubborn the termites at your home, they don’t stand a chance against our treatment systems.
- Year-round, 24/7 protection
- Sentricon is installed around the home, providing a complete and effective barrier against termites
- Eliminate current termites infestations and prevent future recurrences
- The bait used in Sentricon, noviflurumon, is preferred 10x more than wood. Termites eat the bait, transport it back to the colony, and eliminate infestations quickly
Do You Need a Termite Bond?
If you’ve recently discovered an infestation in your home, plan to buy a home, or plan to sell your current home in the near future, a termites bond could protect your wallet and future sanity.
Essentially an agreement between a customer and pest control company, the termites bond offers added protection for termite inspections and treatment.
- The agreement for termite inspections lasts for the duration of the contract, typically one to two years. Inspections take place on an agreed-upon schedule.
- The agreement ensures treatment and control if termites are discovered in the home. The homeowner does not incur additional fees if they hold a bond.
White’s Pest Control keeps an eye out on your home when you take advantage of our termites bond. We help control termites and recurrent infestations without digging into your bank account. Your family deserves that sound assurance and peace of mind.