Subterranean Termites

What are Subterranean Termites?

These termites build large colonies in the soil beneath and around homes and business’. These colonies are made up of intricate tunnels and chambers. Worker termites will enter through wood that is touching the ground or by building a tunnel called a mud tube from the ground to the wood. These termites can also gain access through cracks in concrete walls and foundations.

There are over 2300 species of Subterranean Termites. About 50 are found here in America. They are mostly located in tropical and sub-tropical areas. They are especially active in this region between the months of February and March. They come out to swarm by the hundreds and start new colonies in this area. People often mistake this swarm for flying ants found inside of their home.

 

 

Termites and Property Damage

Termites cause more property damage each year than fires, floods and hurricanes combined.

They cause the greatest damage to homes because their colonies are so large. A few hundred thousand termites make up one colony, which can eat a door-jambs worth of wood in a week.

Termites lead to more than $5 billion in property damage each year in the United States, a cost typically not covered by homeowner’s insurance.

 

How do we treat?

Beach Environmental Pest Control treats your home with the most effective and “Green” way to eliminate Subterranean Termites, the Sentricon® System.

Subterranean termites live under the ground and forage up to 100 feet away from where the colony is located. They feed off of different areas including stumps, wooden trusses, trees and anything with a good wood supply. They can cross property lines underground and move to different areas undetected.

 A professional at Beach Environmental will install Sentricon System every ten to fifteen feet surrounding a building. This system is proven to eliminate the entire Colony

Sentricon uses grams of chemicals not gallons and has earned the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award, something no other termite control product can claim.

 

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