Termites

Termites damage more homes each year than fires and floods combined! That’s an estimated 5 BILLION dollars in damages EACH YEAR!

At Green Frog Pest Solutions we use the No. 1 brand in termite protection… the Sentricon® System with Always Active technology. The Sentricon® system is a family, pet and earth friendly system which eliminates termite colonies in and around your home.

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Termites are often called the “silent destroyer”because they may be secretly hiding and thriving in your Bacon County basement or Tatnall County yard without any immediate signs of damage. While each termite species thrives in different climates and eats different types of food, all termites in Pierce County require four things to survive — food, moisture, shelter and optimal temperature. Unfortunately, all homes, regardless of their construction type, can provide these ideal conditions for termite infestation.

Termites are detrivores, or detritus feeders. They feed on dead plants and trees all across Appling County, Wayne County, and Jeff Davis County as well as dead parts of living trees, including wood and wood in the soil. A termite’s mouth is capable of tearing large pieces of food. This ability is what causes concern in human dwellings: while termites only measure approximately one centimeter in length, their feeding habits are capable of causing costly damage to property. House foundations, furniture, shelves, books, carpets and insulation are all possible feeding sites for termites.

Subterranean termite homes are usually formed in soil. Within these mounds, termites build elaborate tunnel systems and mud tunnels through which they access above ground food sources.

When a colony has matured, winged, swarming termites can be seen around windows and doors. Winged termites are highly attracted to sources of light and are most active in springtime. After mating, these termites locate a new breeding site and create another colony, spreading infestations throughout multiple locations.

What Can You Do to Help Protect Your Home?

Eliminate Moisture Problems

  • Repair leaking faucets, water pipes, and a/c units
  • Divert water from foundation

Remove Food Sources

  • Keep firewood, lumber, or paper away from foundation or crawl space
  • Get rid of stumps and debris near your home