Termites – E-town Exterminating

Termites


TERMITE PEST CONTROL PROTECTION METHODS

E-town Exterminating is committed to providing our customers with the best possible termite pest control protection programs available, and at the best price. As a privately owned pest control company, we are able to react quickly to changing technology and incorporate those changes into our termite protection programs. Currently we employ two methods of termite protection: a liquid barrier and the Sentricon System. Upon inspecting your property, one of our trained team members can determine which method of termite pest control Kentucky will work best for you. For more information about the types of treatments we utilize or termites in general, please click on the links below.




TERMITE TREATMENTS AVAILABLE

Sentricon System

By utilizing the Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System, E-town Exterminating offers constant termite protection. It’s environmentally responsible, less disruptive than other treatments, and provides proven termite colony elimination. So you can stop termites’ destruction, and prevent it in the future.

The Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System is more than just a way to shut down termite colonies. It is all about your peace of mind. Only 24/7 protection from the world's best will give you that. Sentricon instills total confidence through:

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Liquid Barrier

With a liquid barrier, termites unknowingly enter the treated area. Once applied to soil, a protective zone is created between termites in the soil and wood in your home. Other repellent termite control products rely on a complete barrier to be effective – one small gap in the treatment and termites will find it. Our system works by killing termites, not repelling them. Its unique chemistry binds to soil and won't wash away.

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TERMITE FAQ

GENERAL TERMITE INFO

Termites tunnel from their home in the soil in a constant search for wood to eat. But they can't tell the difference between a dead tree and your house. If they come across your home's foundation while foraging, they'll follow any cracks or crevices into your home. They may enter through wood in contact with the soil or by building pencil-sized mud tunnels from ground levels, to where the house's wood frame begins.

Termites can also enter your home through expansion joints or utility and plumbing openings in the foundation. And they are small – all they need is an opening 1/32-inch wide to squeeze into your home.

Chances are, you won't actually see termites or a termite swarm, which lasts less than an hour. More likely, you'll see evidence of swarming; sudden appearance of winged termites; piles of small, lacey wings; or mud tunnels termites build.

HOW MUCH DAMAGE CAN THEY DO?

Under ideal conditions, a typical termite colony (with 250,000 workers) can eat about 20 feet of a 2 x 4 board per year. If you find evidence of an infestation, there's no need to panic. It's unlikely the damage will get much worse from the time you first discover termites to the time your home is treated. Still, stopping the destruction sooner rather than later is important in avoiding costly damage and repairs.

ARE THESE TERMITES OR FLYING ANTS?
Termite swarmers look a lot like flying ants. In fact, homeowners often mistake flying ants for termite swarmers and become alarmed. But look closely and you'll see several differences. Termites - Straight antennae, Two pairs of wings of the same size and shape, Broad waist, Short legs. Flying Ants - Elbowed antennae, Two pairs of wings, with rear wings smaller than front wings, Narrow or pinched waist, Long legs.
DO ALL TERMITES LOOK THE SAME?

There are a variety of termites in the United States but they all have one thing in common; when left alone, they'll eat you out of house and home. The most common variety, subterranean termites, consist of a queen, king, reproductives, workers and soldiers.