Termite Treatment Services
Termite control is crucial for homeowners in the MD/DC/VA area. Each year, termites cost homeowners an estimated $5 billion in termite damage. That’s more than floods, fires and hurricanes combined. Termites typically feed on unseen portions of the home, often unbeknownst to the homeowner until it’s too late.
In our region, subterranean termites are the cause of almost all termite damage in our area. These termites live in the soil and move through shelter tubes, up foundation walls and into the structure of your home.
Senate Pest Control is the group you should call as soon as you feel there’s a termite problem on your hands.
Routine Termite Inspection Services
Investigate your home for these telltale signs of termites, or call our exterminators to make a positive identification:
- Mud tubes: These are brown, dry and cylindrical tunnels made from soil and debris that a termite colony uses for reaching food above ground. You may see these by your foundation.
- Damaged wood: Look for crumbling wood or maze-like patterns in furniture, walls or floorboards. Ordinary-looking wood might sound hollow when tapped.
- Damaged drywall: Termites can create pinhole openings in drywall and cause it to discolor or sag.
- Spotting members of a termite colony: As the weather warms up, termites get on the move. You might see one of the small, white worker termites or a group of winged swarmers.
- Discarded wings: Shed wings can appear after a swarm comes through.
A termite inspection is an essential tool in your pest control strategy. Typically, you should have a termite inspection as part of an annual insect damage inspection. If your home is particularly at risk due to such factors as excessive moisture or nearby tree stumps, if you find water-damaged wood on your home, or if you find any evidence of prior Subterranean Termite activity, you should consider having Semi-Annual Inspections to avoid costly damage.
Don’t forget – we will give a free termite inspection to every first-time customer.
Dependable Solutions for Termite Control
If we visit your home and find evidence of a termite infestation, our first step will be to develop a customized, cost-effective plan to fit your surroundings and your budget. Our responsible pest control techniques will minimize the risks posed to your family’s health. Senate Termite and Pest Control uses proven non-repellent soil treatments to provide a 24/7 protective barrier around your home. Our organic termite treatments are designed to limit environmental impacts and keep your loved ones and pets safe.
We also take steps to keep termites out for good, including patching the exterior and recommending how to remove food sources.
As with all of our services, we guarantee a termite-free home after treatment. Warranties are renewable annually and transferable to new homeowners. Our qualified staff can help you choose the termiticide that best fits your needs, environment and budget. We also maintain a flexible schedule to fit within your daily life, and a technician can visit on the weekend or during evenings — whenever is most convenient for you.
How to Prevent Termite Infestations
Termite control often starts with the homeowner. You can monitor your property for the presence of termites and take some proactive steps to limit the risk of infestation. Here are a few measures to stop the creation of a new colony:
- Reduce constant moisture sources around the home, such as a damp, humid basement. Indoor areas should be well-ventilated.
- Fix leaking pipes and taps which produce moisture and allow termites to thrive.
- Replace worn fascia, old weather stripping and mortar, and rotting roof shingles that expose the soft wooden structure of the home. Termites can enter through any other vulnerabilities around your basement or damaged, poorly sealed windows.
- If you have an outdoor firewood pile, keep it at least 20 feet away from the foundation of your home.
- Remove any nearby dead or rotting tree stumps that could serve as termite food sources.
- Be careful about planting trees too close to your foundation, as root systems can provide underground access for termites to travel.
- Keep your gutters, downspouts and splash guards in good repair to divert water away from your residence.
- Use timber that’s treated against termites for any new installations such as fence posts or retaining walls.
Let Senate Pest Control Protect Your Home From Termite Damage
There is no substitute for a professional termite inspection. Our trained professional technicians have the equipment, knowledge and experience to recognize the signs of termite activity, and they can determine which treatment is right for you, your home and your family.
Serving Maryland, D.C. and northern Virginia homeowners since 1991, Senate Pest Control is your trusted termite prevention partner. Choose a team that treats you like family and won’t allow your home to be eaten from the inside out.
Contact us regarding your termite trouble today! Use our online form or call now at 1-800-433-9409.Evening Appointments Available – Contact Us Today