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Termite Inspection & Control

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Termite Inspections

Termites eat wood, and can consequently cause great structural damage to your home if left unchecked. A typical homeowner's insurance policy does not cover destruction caused by termites, even though they cause over 1 billion dollars in damage to homes throughout the United States each year. Our inspection and treatment program can help you understand the threat of termites, and take the necessary steps to protect your home.

You can't assume your home is termite-free just because you've never seen them – they only swarm once or twice a year, and you might miss it!  We thoroughly inspect your home or business, looking for the tell-tale signs of termite infestation.  Some of the things we look for are:

  • Mud tubes built for traveling above ground

  • Damaged or hollow-sounding wood

  • Pinholes in drywall or wallpaper

  • Piles of small wings

  • Other specific termite indicators

Should we find activity, we'll detail the extent of the current damage (if any), and then work with you on destroying the colonies and protecting your property. To arrange for an inspection, click here.

Is it a termite or an ant?
On the off chance you do see them, remember that it's easy to confuse termites with ants. Fortunately, there are features that distinguish them.
The LeMarr Group
Real Estate WDI Reports

If your lending institution requires a WDI (Wood Destroying Insect) Report, we’ll provide a very thorough inspection of your property for not only termites, but also look for any additional wood-boring insects and/or conducive environment that can cause, or invite, damage to the wood of your property.

TERMITE CONTROL    

Active Termite Control
Have you found termite damage to your home? First…don’t panic! If your home does have termites, they didn’t get there overnight and they’re not going to take your home down overnight, either!

Second…you’ve come to the right place! We’ve become the area’s leading provider of termite control and prevention and we’ll put our thoroughness and expertise to work for you!

Third…we’re trained and certified professionals in the use and application of Termidor®, the nation’s #1 Termite defense.  For more information on the 100% success rate of Termidor®,
click here.

Pre-Treatments
Your new home or business is only as good as the termite protection under it, so we’re prepared to provide you with the most thorough termite protection available!   Depending on whether you have a slab or pier & beam foundation, here's what we do:

Slab Construction
We pre-treat the soil before the concrete is poured in order to protect all plumbing and conduit penetrations through the slab. These are often the areas that termites exploit, if not protected properly. After the construction and the final grade is completed, we’ll return to treat the perimeter of the home with Termidor® in order to prevent termites from accessing the structure from the perimeter. This is required in order to provide a “Full Termite Treatment.”

Pier & Beam Construction
We pre-treat the post holes before the concrete is poured and then we’ll return later to treat the perimeter’s underpinning with Termidor®. If the holes are already set, we can still treat this but it does require that all of the posts be trenched and treated, resulting in a lengthier job, but nonetheless, just as effective.


TERMITE FACTS

Subterranean termites are extremely destructive. First they build tunnels to wooden structures, and then they burrow into those structures to obtain food. Any wood or cellulose-containing material constitutes termite food, and given time to do so, they’ll eat until nothing is left but a shell. Termites avoid light and air, so they build their colonies where you’re not likely to stumble upon them.

Is it a termite or an ant?
On the off chance you do see them, remember that it’s easy to confuse termites with ants. Fortunately, there are features that distinguish them.



Ants
Termites
  • narrow waists

  • bent antennae

  • two sets of wings (one wing is longer than the other)
  • thick waists

  • straight antennae

  • two sets of wings (same size)