A-1 SPECIALIZES IN
SUBTERRANEAN TERMITE CONTROL
Subterranean termites are one of the most destructive termites in North America. They live underground above the water table and travel in tunnels.
They prefer a dark moist environment which is imperative for their survival. It is estimated that 1 in 5 homes in high-risk areas will be infected with subterranean termites. Mature subterranean termite nests can contain millions of termites.
What we do
A-1 Bonded Termite specializes in safe and effective subterranean termite removal treatments. When taking care of your termite problem, you can expect the utmost care and professionalism by our certified team of pest removal specialists.
A-1 Pest Control thoroughly inspects your property to properly establish what pests we are dealing with, and their colony size.
Once the pest is isolated we find ways to effectively remove the pest from your living area.
Once your pests are eliminated, we ensure they don’t come back.
SUBTERRANEAN TERMITES PREVENTION TIPS
If you suspect a termite infestation, call A-1 Bonded Termite, Inc. for a free inspection* immediately. This is the safest and most effective way to get rid of termites.
Your inspector will make recommendations to eliminate the infestation and make suggestions on how to correct conditions that may be conducive to re-infestations.
If you need a little hand, want a FREE inspection by our pest pros, or need us to come save you RIGHT NOW from a barrage of pest, give us a call:
Subterranean are very social termites travel that live in colonies. They travel in tunnels, often called “mud tubes or mud galleries,” in order to reach food sources. These mud galleries allow them to come above ground and be protected from predators, sun burn and dehydration. Underground tunnels from a central colony can extend in any direction as far as 100 yards in search for food. Subterranean termites eat wood and cellulose 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
When a nest becomes mature and well established, thousands of swarmers will go off to start new colonies. They typically swarm in the Spring months or after a rain.
light to dark brown
about 3/8″ swarmers have wings
SUBTERANNEAN TERMITE HABITAT
Subterranean termites are relatively secretive in their presence. They enter buildings through expansion joints, cracks in concrete, plumbing traps, tunnel up foundations and piers. Mud galleries are used to provide protection for subterranean termites to travel and forage food. If mud tubes are disturbed, the termites will abandon the area and move onto a new location in the building.
PEST THREAT LEVEL
Subterranean termites are the most destructive termite species. The repairs can be very costly especially if you need to remove load bearing walls or structural timbers in the roof.
Homeowner’s Insurance does not cover termite damage to structural timbers. They rapidly eat out the internal sections of timbers. Over time, the damage can collapse a building entirely.