Termite Control & Treatment
Do you have a termite infestation? Contact us today to get treatment and rid your home of unwanted visitors!
What are Termites?
Termites are wood-destroying insects of the Isoptera infraorder. There are three common types of termite: damp wood, dry wood, and subterranean. The Eastern subterranean termite is the most common termite species in North America. They usually measure between ¼ and ½ of an inch long and range from white to light brown in color.
Within a subterranean termite colony, there are three groups, or “castes” of colony members: workers, soldiers, and reproductives. Workers gather food, soldiers build shelter, and reproductives produce and tend to the larvae. The colony’s king and queen are the primary reproductives.
Why Do I Have Termites?
Termites require a constant source of moisture while they work their way through wood. If you have termites, it's probably because some of the wood around your building is wet from plumbing leaks, condensation from humidity, excessive runoff, or another source of moisture.
How Do Termites Get Inside?
There are several ways termites can get inside your home. Termites frequently carve tunnels through vulnerable wood in door frames or porch steps to access interior wood. They can also enter through cracks in the foundation and in brick mortar. Termites only need 1/16" to pass through your foundation and reach the wood.
Why Are Termites a Problem?
Termite colonies can cause substantial property damage when they feed on wood. The National Pest Management Association estimates termite damage costs U.S. homeowners $5 billion each year. Colonies never stop feeding or growing, which means the longer an infestation is established, the worse the damage it can inflict.
How Can Plunkett’s Solve My Termite Problem?
Not only can Plunkett’s rid your home of a current termite infestation, but we’ll help prevent future termite issues as well. Plunkett’s experts are licensed to use the Sentricon® termite baiting system to control and prevent infestations.
The process consists of an initial installation that automatically renews annually. Our technician finalizes the contract and pricing on-site. Our goal is to get rid of your termites in a quick, efficient, and cost-effective manner!
What is The Sentricon® System?
The Sentricon System is scientifically designed to eliminate and prevent subterranean termite colonies. Plunkett’s uses Sentricon in order to eliminate current infestations or prevent them before they even happen. We want to help you keep your property protected now and in the future! Sentricon does not require digging and trenching, structural drilling, injected chemicals, or extensive scheduling hassles. Whether you’re looking to prevent future infestations or rid your home of a current one, there are Sentricon program levels that will fit your specific situation.
Sentricon program levels:
- Corrective - Visual evidence of subterranean termites
- Preventive (Pre-treatment) - No visual evidence of subterranean termites.
- Bundled - Sentricon is sold with an additional pest control service.
- Standalone - Sentricon is sold as a standalone service without an additional pest control service.
Termite Control With Plunkett's
At Plunkett’s, our goal is to help you quickly, conveniently, and in the most cost-effective way. We make every effort to be with you asap, usually within a day or two.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to Tell If You Have Termites
Signs of an existing termite infestation include wall damage, floor damage, piles of pellets, and carved patterns in your home’s wood. Unfortunately, nearly anyone could have termites: they’re found on every continent in the world except Antarctica. The longer termites are established, the worse the damage they can inflict. Read more!
Where Do Termites Come From?
Knowing where termites come from is crucial to keeping them out of your space. You might think termites come from rotted wood. But that’s just what they eat! The most common type of termite comes from the ground. That’s where they live, build huge colonies, and serve their termite queen! Read more!
When Are Termites Active?
Although flying, reproductive termites swarm in spring, the colonies remain active all year, unfortunately. Unlike other pests, termites may even ramp up activity in the fall because as long as they stay warm, they can keep working; as long as they keep working, they can continue to threaten your home. Learn more!
Do I Have Termites?
If you think you have termites, look for these five early infestation signs: blistering wood or paint, mud tubes in the foundation, discarded wings, warped frames, and frass (droppings). It’s important to catch a termite infestation as early as possible. Read more about the signs of a termite infestation!
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