Termite Control

Did you know Termites are a $5 Billion threat?

Of the termite species throughout the United States, and more specifically in Canton, Woodstock, and Marietta, GA, subterranean termites are the type most likely to attack your home. They are social insects that nest in underground colonies. There can be millions of termites in a colony, but you may never see evidence of them until it’s too late. In fact, termites cause more that $5 billion worth of damage each year in the U.S. alone – damage not covered by most homeowner’s insurance. Termites can be in your home for several years with very few visible signs of activity. Without quarterly and annual inspections, termites can go unnoticed for years while continuing to damage your home.

What do termites look like?

Termites are ofter mistaken for flying ants, but there are noticeable differences:SurGuard Exterminating

–Both swarming termites and swarming ants have two pairs of wings. Termites front and hind wings are the same shape and size. However, ants front wings are larger than their hind wings.

–Ants’ antennae are elbowed, while termites’ are straight.

–Ants have a narrow, pinched waist, while termites’ waist are thicker and less defined.

Signs of termite activity.

Unknown-1–Termites swarming during the day or early evening and often after rainfall.

–Shelter tubes appearing on or around the foundation.

–Baseboards, window sills, door frames, and floors may seem soft or hollow.

–Dead termites or termite wings on the windowsills or along walls.

Your home is one of the most important investments you’ll ever make. The first step to insure your home is sufficiently protected is to schedule an inspection with one of our termite professionals. A thorough inspection will be made to determine the best treatment method for your home. Once a treatment plan has been initiated, termites beware!

With The SurGuard Advantage, you can rest assured your home is protected – 24/7!