What are the signs I might have a termite problem?

A behind the scenes kind of pest, termites create significant damage to structures out of the public eye.   Signs of a possible termite infestation include termite swarming (in spring), earthen mud tubes on foundation walls, support piers, and floor joists, and sawdust-like remnants near tiny holes in wood.

 

What is a termite swarm, and what should I do if I experience one?

A termite swarm is when winged termites disperse and take flight to start new colonies. Subterranean termites typically swarm in the spring of the year on warm days following rain; swarms can last several hours. If there is a termite swarm inside your house close off that room and try to collect a few samples to show your Hoffer Pest Solutions technician or inspector. Drywood and subterannean termites swarm around dusk.

 

What is the difference between a drywood termite and subterranean termite?

The main difference between drywood and subterranean termites is that subterranean termites live and invade a structure through the soil around a structure; drywood termites will fly up to a structure and will infest through the wood of the structure, often in attics.

 

What does the termite inspection process involve?

A termite inspection involves a thorough, top-to-bottom examination of your home for signs of termite activity by one of Hoffer Pest Solutions highly trained inspectors. Following the inspection, customers will be given a written report letting you know if we found evidence of termites and outlining any recommended treatment options.

 

What treatment methods are available for termites?

There are various treatment options available for termites including liquid pesticide applications, perimeter bait stations, liquid and foam injections, liquid borate applications, and fumigation.

 

Is there a non-liquid chemical termite treatment available?

Yes. The Sentricon System for termites is an exterior bait option or the applications of naturally acting borate are two non-liquid chemical options.

 

What construction types are most susceptible to termites?

Structures with untreated wood or cellulose insulation materials in contact with the soil are most vulnerable to termite infestation. Fence posts, tree stumps and deck posts are also susceptible to termites.

 

Does Hoffer Pest Solutions offer a termite warranty?

Yes. Hoffer Pest Solutions offers a $1 million dollar guarantee if subterranean termites return and cause future damage. We also offer a guarantee on our drywood termite services. Check you service agreement for details.

 

Will termites go away after the termite season passes?

No. Termites do not usually leave on their own after they swarm. They usually will infest a structure and start their destructive mission. The most effective way to eliminate termites is to have a pest management professional – like Hoffer Pest Solutions – perform a termite inspection and treatment.

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Exterior Pest Treatment With Termite Service

Normally $249

  • Purchase a termite treatment and receive an exterior pest control treatment for free.  

  • Exterior pest control includes a perimeter pest control application with a focus on doors, windows, and hard to reach crevices, removal of spider webs from accessible areas around your home, and a safe granular bait placed around the outside.

  • Excludes spot treatments for termites.  

  • Not redeemable for cash and cannot be applied to previous jobs.

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