It’s Always Termite Protection Time◀ Back To Blog
January 29, 2016
We all look on in horror each spring as tornadoes wreak havoc across the Midwest states causing destruction; and right on the heels of those destructive storms comes hurricane season which can be equally cruel especially to coastal states. The damages these storms cause and the lives that are touched cause us to gasp, and rightfully so. But, did you realize that there is a danger that is more widespread and costly than storms, fires, and earthquakes. “What is this widespread danger?” You ask. Termites! That’s right. Termites are responsible for over $5 billion in damages across our country each year; and yes, that is a ‘B’! The problem is that most of that cost is the responsibility of home or business owners as most insurance policies do not cover termite damages; and our government doesn’t have a disaster relief program for termite infestations. If you have had the unfortunate experience of a termite infestation then you know the stress, hassle, and expense involved.
Fortunately, research and technology has made advances in our battle against termites and we now have some pretty amazing options that are not only effective, but they are also safe for our families, pets, and environment. One of those options is the highly effective Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System. This amazing system, when administered and monitored by a trusted, reputable pest control company like Thomas Pest Services, is one of the most effective and safe ways to eliminate termites on the market. This is how it works. Baiting stations are places discreetly around your property that have a small amount of bait that attacks the termite’s ability to reproduce and absorb nutrients; and this bait is so delicious to termites that they seem to prefer it over wood! The workers will carry this bait back to the nest and share it with the entire colony, including the queen. Ingenious! Without the death of the queen, the colony will survive and continue to reproduce. The queen, however, remains protected deep inside the colony far underground her entire life making her a difficult target at best. The Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System takes that fact into consideration and has solved that problem! With regular monitoring of bait stations by our trusted professionals, termite worries will be a thing of the past.
You know, termites are a year-round pest. They don’t have a season. At best, they will slow down a bit when temperatures drop below 40 degrees. At worst, they will silently eat away at the support structures inside your home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year causing costly and severe damage before you even realize they are present.
For year-round peace of mind, you need year-round protection from termites. Whether you are concerned that you currently have a termite infestation, or if you want to avoid one, the highly trained and trusted pros here at Thomas Pest can help. Give us a call today to set up your inspection. You will be glad you did.