FREE TERMITE INSPECTION
Termites are easily one of the top insects that everyone dreads, yet most will never see. They indeed are quite the silent killer because they could be in your house right now. Unless you know what you’re looking for, you might never be able to spot them. Termites are a real pest and a potential danger to your home!
Leaving a termite colony unattended could result in massive structural damage to your home. Fortunately, A-1 Bonded Termite is fully trained, certified, and equipped to handle all of your termite concerns. We offer *free termite inspections in and around your home for termite activity. If you do have termites, we will devise a custom-tailored plan to eliminate the termites in your home and prevent them from ever coming back.
What Can Termites do to a Home?
Termites are like a virus to your home; once they gain access, they can spread like wildfire. A single termite alone cannot consume too much wood in a day, but termites don’t work alone. A colony can consist of thousands, and even sometimes millions, of termites at a time.
Termite colonies can exist inside the walls of your home for days, months, and even years at a time. They eat anything wood, from the structure of your home to wooden furniture. The damages inflicted on your home from termites far exceed the cost of one treatment. Don’t wait! Call A-1 Bonded Termite today for your free termite inspection.
How do Termite Colonies Work?
Small and ineffective at the individual level, a termite colony is vital to each termite’s survival, including the Queen. The colony works meticulously together to survive using a specific set of procedures that each termite member performs. To termites, the survival of the settlement far exceeds the survival of the individual.
They have a particular order of operations and hierarchy they adhere. A colony consists of soldiers, workers, and the queen. Here’s a further breakdown of what each different role does in the settlement.
Soldiers – As it sounds, soldiers in termite colonies defend the colony from outside threats. They respond when an invader, most common ants, shoots a sticky substance called fontanelle that forces the danger to stick in their place. Unfortunately, there aren’t very many soldiers in each colony, so a termite colony is quite vulnerable most of the time. Additionally, soldiers can repair spots in the termite colony’s tunnels by sticking their heads in any hole that a worker will later fix.
Workers – The workers are the backbone of the termite colony and cause a termite colony’s success. The majority of the workers stay inside the nest, tending to the queen, her eggs, and doing maintenance and repairs. Only a small number of workers go outside the colony to scavenge for food.
Queens – The Queen is the majority reproductive in a termite colony. She finds a mate that is adequate for reproduction, begins excavating the nest and builds the nest from nothing. She is continuously laying eggs throughout the year in most regions, with maybe slight fluctuations during cooler seasons. Queens can live up to 30 years, exceeding the rest of the colony members, who typically only live a few years. When left alone, Termite Queen reproductive cycles can quadruple a termite colony’s size in only a matter of years. It’s not uncommon for a settlement to in the thousands, even millions, of members in its population.
Types of Termites
Subterranean Termites – These are the most common type of termite, notorious for causing the most damage to homes in the United States. They form intricate mud tunnels from the nest to food sources that keep them protected from the elements as they harvest. Subterranean termites are ground dwellers mostly, and they will eat softer wood typically brought on by moisture. They are active in every state, minus Alaska.
Formosan Termites – Among the different types of termites, these are the most aggressive at causing damages to the home. Fortunately, they aren’t common like Subterranean; however, they are difficult to control once they find their way into your home. Formosans are active in more southern states, Hawaii and California.
Drywood Termites – As the name alludes, these termites don’t necessarily need as much moisture to consume wood. They are more commonly found building nests in roofs since they don’t require contact with the soil. They can be active in the southern region of the US and coastal areas of California.
Dampwood Termites – Dampwood termites infest wood that holds heavier amounts of moisture, but this doesn’t mean they cannot invade a home. Typically wood in homes doesn’t contain enough moisture to attract Dampwood termites; however, it is possible if left unattended.
What can A-1 Bonded Termite do for you?
Professional Pest and Termite Control Services
A-1 Bonded Termite is ready to handle any termite concerns and issues that you may experience. Our technicians receive in-depth training to spot any termite activity and how to mitigate future problems. Often termites turn up in places that we never expect because they’re areas that are out of sight. An A-1 technician can advise you of these places and thoroughly review them during your free termite inspection to ensure you don’t experience any future termite complications.
Right now, A-1 Bonded Termite is offering a *free termite inspection for your home. We will do a full top to bottom inspection of your home, looking for termite activity, water damages, or potential issues for the future. By the time we finally see termite activity, there is already a severe infestation. If you’d like to set up a free termite inspection on your home, contact us or call us at 714-502-9230.
*New customers only. Not available for multi-unit or real estate transactions.