Termite Prevention

Termite Treatment

Wood Pile near Structure

Termites are the most destructive insect in the world.  In the United States they do billions of dollars in damage.  This is why it is so important to get a Termite inspection and look into Termite service.  In nature Termites serve as housekeepers of the desert, consuming and breaking down dead decaying wood.

In the urban environment, these Termites feed on the wood in the home including lumber, drywall paper, cardboard, furniture, or any cellulose material.

Structures are an ideal food source for these insects.  In addition, many home irrigation systems serve as a much needed moisture source for Termites.

Typical evidence of Termite activity is identified by the mud shelter tubes that Termites build.  These tubes are used as roadways into the structure for Termites to forage on the wood and return to the soil where they live.  Shelter tubes typically can be found on the exterior stem wall, interior drywall, or drop down from the ceiling.  Upon discovery of termite activity a Termite treatment will need to be done in order to protect the home.

Treatment of Termites will depend upon the construction of the home and personal preferences of the homeowner.  There are two treatment options; a conventional liquid treatment or a Termite baiting system.  To find out more about Termite prevention or to schedule a free Termite inspection, call Essential today at (520) 886-3029.

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