If you suspect that you might have termites, it is important to know how to identify them. Termites can cause significant damage to your home if they are left untreated, so it is important to get rid of them as soon as possible. In this blog post, we will discuss the signs of a termite infestation and what you should do.
Maze-like patterns in furniture, floorboards, or walls, are a common sign of termites that are easily recognizable. If you see these patterns, it is likely that there is an infestation. However, there are many more subtle signs that you might have termites. For example, wood may crumble or be damaged. You might also notice that your doors or windows are sticking, or that there are small pinpoint holes in your walls. Let’s dive into some lesser-known signs that will help you determine if you have termites.
Termites can be extremely costly for homeowners to deal with. If you have a termite infestation (or suspect an infestation), you may be nervous about how much you’ll have to spend to get rid of these pests. So let’s get right to it. How much does it cost to get rid of termites?
Most professional termite exterminators charge somewhere between $400 to $700. That said, it could cost as much as $900 or more, depending on the exterminator, your location, and how big your house is.
Keep reading to find out what else you should be thinking about when preparing for professional termite removal.
If you’ve ever experienced a termite infestation before, you know how destructive they can be to your home and how difficult they are to eradicate.
If you think your walls might be filled with termites, there are a few signs you can look for to determine if this is the case before you decide on a treatment solution.
So how can you tell if you have termites in your walls? Look for the following 8 common signs.
It’s that time of year, when termite swarmers emerge to start a new colony. It can look like an indoor hurricane when a healthy colony of termites swarms out of one of your baseboards or basement sill plate.
Thousands of these ant-looking creatures will fly to the windows to get out and start a new colony. If you’re seeing termite swarmers in your house, it’s time to call for professional termite control.
Both termites and ants are destructive. Do you know the difference?
Termites are nasty, wood-destroying beetles that are often mistaken for flying ants. They can do severe damage to ceilings, floors, furniture…wood surfaces in general. For Pennsylvania property, few insects are more dangerous than termites.
Dominion Pest Control technicians are trained experts in the application of reactionary liquid termite treatments and pretreating for termites and other wood destroying insects with borate treatments, specifically, the use of Bora-Care. This is an increasingly popular choice of termite control in Pennsylvania.
Gil Smart, Lancaster Sunday News writer featured Dominion Pest Control in his story, Early Birds (and bugs). Included in the story is pictures of termite swarmers and an actual termite treatment being performed by senior technician, Christopher Komarow. If you currently have termites in your home or business, print out the coupon from Clipper Magazine and call us: 717-393-7879
If you are trying to figure out how to get rid of termites in Lancaster PA, we have good news for you. Lancaster’s truly local termite company, Dominion Pest Control, has an expert on staff who not only knows how to identify a termite infestation in Lancaster County, but knows how to get rid of the entire termite colony.
Dominion’s senior technician, Christopher Komarow, aka “Mr. Termite” has been killing termites in Lancaster and other counties in PA for over fifteen years. Chris has killed billions of termites in his career, and is very proud that he saved thousands of homes and businesses in Pennsylvania.
One of the keys to Dominion’s termite success in the Lancaster County area is due to the amount of training and knowledge that their technicians receive before going out and treating for termites. “You can’t just point and spray”, explains Dominion owner, Gregory Pettis. “If takes knowledge and experience to find the termite colony, and to determine the best way to kill it. Every home and business is different, with different types of soil, grades, and conditions”.
Pettis does not encourage homeowners to try and get rid of termites in Lancaster by themselves, due the volume of pesticide required. Additionally, only termite control companies such as locally owned Dominion Pest Control has the tools necessary to pump termiticide into the soil around a structure.
If you would like to get rid of termites at your Lancaster PA home, print out the coupon below and call Dominion today: 717-393-7879.
If you are seeing flying termites, or “swarmers” in Lancaster PA or York PA, please call our Termite Hotline: 717-393-7875 for fast service. We have dedicated this line to flying termites due to the volume of calls that we are receiving. If you are not sure if you have termites, please put some of the insects in a bag and call the hotline so we may inspect them to determine if you have termites in Lancaster or York PA. Swarming termites will fly with the intent to try and start a new colony in your home. Dominion Pest Control uses products that work like a “virus” and kill the entire colony. Now that’s taking control! To view a video of Dominion Pest Control performing a termite treatment in PA, click on Operation Termite Elimination. Dominion Pest Control is an Accredited BBB Business, members since 2006. You may click on logo above to view our BBB Status.
Q. My neighbor just had a termite treatment. How do I know if I have termites?
A. This is a great question. Most people don’t know if they have termites until they have a “swarm” on the inside. Every year, a healthy colony of Subterranean Termites release thousands of reproductive swarmers that try to emerge and start a new colony. These can sometimes be confused with Ant swarmers. It takes a trained eye to know the difference, so you might want to let us look at it for you if have a swarm. The other way you know if you have termites is mud tunnels stemming out of wood. Usually termites will manifest on the basement sill first, but sometimes they can be found in the garage door frame or any place you have wood-ground contact such as basement stairs that have poured concrete around the base. Termites may be in a piece of wood and not build mud tunnels or “shelter tubes”. Probing with a scratch awl is one way to determine termite activity; the awl will easily go into the wood if termites have been there for awhile. If you need a termite treatment, you may not want to wait too long before calling us—termites do quite a bit damage quickly. This is your home we are talking about, one of your greatest investments literally being eaten! If you have termites in Lancaster, PA or nearby areas call us today at 717-393-7879.
Every year in Lancaster and York, PA, a healthy colony of Subterranean Termites release thousands of reproductive swarmers that try to emerge and start a new colony. These can sometimes be confused with Ant swarmers. It takes a trained eye to know the difference, so you might want to let us look at it for you if have a swarm. The other way you know if you have termites is if you find mud tunnels stemming out of wood.
Usually termites will manifest on the basement sill first, but sometimes they can be found in the garage door frame or any place you have wood-ground contact such as basement stairs that have poured concrete around the base. Termites may be in a piece of wood and not build mud tunnels or “shelter tubes”. Probing with a scratch awl is one way to determine termite activity; the awl will easily go into the wood if termites have been there for awhile.
If you need a termite treatment, you may not want to wait too long before calling us—termites do quite a bit damage quickly. This is your home we are talking about, one of your greatest investments literally being eaten! In Lancaster and York, PA, it is important to use a non-repellent insecticide on termites so they do not move down the road to the neighbors, but instead, die right where they are. Using technology that allows the termites to transfer the product one to another, we can shut down a termite colony with one-million members within three months! Not only will Dominion Pest Control kill the current termites attacking your home, our treatment will kill any other termite colony that comes in contact with the treatment for over one decade! Now that’s taking control!