Termite Control

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Each year large groups of winged "swarmers" or reproductive termites take to the air in search of the perfect place to call home
Termite Threat

Termites are a threat to homes and businesses. Unfortunately, many average homeowners’ insurance policies do not cover termite damage. All foundation types are susceptible to infestations including slabs, crawlspaces, and basements.

We Treat with Sentricon®

We're proud to install the number one Brand in Termite Protection – Sentricon. The Sentricon system is scientifically designed to eliminate the entire subterranean termite colony. Never had termites? Keep it that way with Sentricon.

Termite Control and Protection

Our Certified Technicians have the training and tools to eliminate the threat of termites. At United Pest & Turf Control, we provide thorough annual inspections and treatment to give you peace of mind knowing your home is protected.

Why Do Termites Cause Property Damage

Termites are often referred to as “silent destroyers” for a good reason, as they can cause extensive damage to a property while remaining hidden from view. These wood-destroying insects feed on cellulose materials, primarily wood, and can wreak havoc on the structural integrity of homes and buildings.

Termites are responsible for causing damage to approximately 600,000 homes in the United States each year, resulting in an estimated $5 billion in repair costs. Their reputation for wreaking havoc on properties is well-founded, with consequences that extend beyond basic concerns. Perhaps the most alarming aspect of termite-induced damage is its ability to compromise the structural integrity of a building. Termites consume wood from the inside, leaving behind the harm they inflict beneath the surface. As time passes, this hollowing of wooden components can lead to weakened beams, walls, and floor supports, ultimately jeopardizing the structural stability of the entire building. In severe instances, this deterioration may result in sagging floors, bowed walls, and even roof collapses, presenting substantial safety risks for the homeowners. Correcting such structural harm can be not only financially burdensome but also time-intensive. Termite infestations can persist undetected for extended periods, allowing the damage to escalate before discovery. To safeguard your property from potential damage, it is crucial to schedule routine inspections with United Pest & Turf Control by contacting us as soon as you start noticing the signs of a termite infestation.

Are Termites a Health Risk?

Termites themselves do not pose a direct health risk to humans. They do not bite, sting, or transmit diseases like some other pests do. However, the presence of termites in your home or property can indirectly affect human health in a few ways. Termite infestations can lead to significant structural damage, potentially compromising the safety of the building. In extreme cases, this structural damage can result in accidents such as collapses or falling debris, which can cause injuries to the individuals in the home. On top of structural damages causing risks for the homeowners, the conditions that often favor termite infestations, such as moisture and wood decay, can create an environment that can grow mold and fungi. Exposure to mold spores can lead to respiratory issues and allergies, particularly in individuals who are sensitive or allergic to mold.

While termites themselves are not a direct health threat, the damage they cause and the conditions associated with their presence can indirectly impact human health and safety. Therefore, it’s crucial to address termite infestations promptly through professional termite control measures to reduce these potential risks.

Signs of a Termite Infestation

Mud Tubes

Subterranean termites construct mud tubes or tunnels that extend from the ground to the infested wood. These tubes are typically small, brown, and about the width of a pencil. Finding these tubes on the foundation, walls, or wooden structures is a strong indicator of subterranean termite activity.

Cracked Paint

Subterranean termites can cause the paint on the surface of the wood to crack or bubble as they tunnel beneath it. This can be an early warning sign of an infestation, especially on window frames and baseboards.

Discarded Wings

There are different types of termites within a termite colony. One of those types is a termite swarmer. Termite swarmers are the reproductive members of the colony and are characterized by their wings. After they find a mate, they discard their wings. Where there are discarded wings, there is likely a colony nearby.

Sagging Floors or Ceilings

The structural integrity of the house may be impacted by termite damage to the subfloor, which can also cause more floor movement. As boards scrape against each other or nails, the floor may begin to creak. A defective subfloor may sink, and a sagging subfloor may cause the top layer of tile or hardwood flooring to slide away from it. Similarly, sagging and buckling ceilings can resemble light water damage when really it means there is an active termite infestation.

Droppings

As termites digest the wood they eat, they push it out of the colony to prevent buildup. Some termites produce droppings that look like wood dust, while others produce pellet-shaped droppings. Typically, subterranean termites use droppings to create the mud tunnels we mentioned previously. Termite droppings can be difficult to spot, given that they take different forms.

Commercial Pest and Termite Control

Effective commercial pest control is not a one-time fix; it’s an ongoing process. Professionals routinely monitor your facility, looking for signs of pest activity, potential entry points, and environmental factors that might attract pests. By choosing a proactive approach, pest control experts can identify issues before they escalate, ultimately minimizing disruptions to your business operations.

Termite Inspection Services and Baiting Systems

We take immense pride in our commitment to offering our customers the ultimate in termite protection, as we exclusively install the industry-leading brand, Sentricon. There are compelling reasons why we wholeheartedly endorse Sentricon: The Sentricon system stands as a testament to scientific precision, meticulously engineered to not only address termite infestations but to eradicate them at their very source, including the termite queen herself. Even if you’ve never encountered the devastation of a termite infestation, Sentricon offers you the peace of mind that comes with knowing your property remains safeguarded against these silent destroyers, ensuring that you continue to enjoy a termite-free environment for years to come. Give us a call for a free inspection today.

Termite Infestation Prevention

  • Regular Inspections
  • Seal Entry Points
  • Maintain Proper Ventilation
  • Remove Moisture Sources
  • Proper Landscaping
  • Regularly Inspect Wooden Structures
  • Install Termite Baiting
  • Regular Maintenance

Reliable Pest & Termite Treatment

Reliable pest and termite treatment is the cornerstone of protecting your home or business from the threats posed by these intruders. We understand the importance of delivering trustworthy and effective pest control solutions that our clients can depend on. Whether you’re dealing with a persistent ant infestation, a troublesome rodent problem, or a termite colony quietly eating away at your property’s foundations, our team of experts is more than committed to providing you with a dependable and lasting solution.

Our approach to reliable pest and termite control begins with a comprehensive assessment of your specific pest issue. We tailor our treatment plans to address your unique needs, using state-of-the-art techniques and eco-friendly products to ensure the safety of your family, pets, and the environment. We prioritize transparency and communication throughout the process, keeping you informed about the steps we’re taking to eliminate the pests and prevent future infestations. With our reliable services, you can have confidence in the protection of your property, knowing that our experienced professionals have your best interests at heart. Choose us for reliable pest and termite treatment, and experience peace of mind in a pest-free environment.

Frequently Asked Questions

At United Pest & Turf Control we use approved and safe products and methods that are designed to minimize harm to humans, pets, and the environment. You can discuss your concerns with us, and we will take the necessary precautions to ensure safety during the treatment process.

Liquid treatments create a barrier while baiting systems use bait stations to attract and eliminate termites. Both can be effective, depending on the situation.

It is recommended to have a termite inspection annually, as termites can infest a property at any time. Frequent inspections can detect any early signs of infestations, allowing for prompt intervention and prevention of extensive damage.

Why Choose United Pest & Turf Control for Termite Inspections and Treatments

United Pest & Turf Control is your trusted partner for all your pest control needs. With a team of highly skilled and certified experts, we offer tailored solutions that prioritize the safety of your family, pets, and the environment. Our commitment to ongoing education and staying at the forefront of industry advancements ensures that we provide cutting-edge pest control services, making us the preferred choice for anyone seeking reliable, effective, and environmentally responsible pest management solutions. Contact us today and experience the peace of mind that comes with a pest-free environment and exceptional customer service.

Food

Termites feed on all types of cellulose; wood framework, floor joists, baseboards, paper, cardboard, fabric, and more.

Swarms

Colonies typically swarm when mature. This means they could be feasting on a home or business for many years unnoticed.

Prevention

Prevention is key to eliminating the threat of termites. We use Sentricon bait stations to protect homes and businesses.

Inspections

To protect your property from termite damage, we inspect the bait stations annually to ensure they are working properly.

The Sentricon System is one of the most studied termite treatment and prevention systems available to homeowners and business owners across the United States. In fact, the Sentricon System is so effective, some of the most cherished historic sites in the country trust the bait system for termite protection.

The original Sentricon System is the only termite product awarded the EPA’s Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award. The U.S. Government trusts Sentricon to protect historical landmarks such as Independence Hall, the Statue of Liberty, and the White House. Let our certified and trained technicians start protecting your home today with a Sentricon System.

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What Our Clients Say

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Based on 372 reviews
Noel S.
Maylon did a great job inspecting our around our house and in the house.
James L.
A friend of mine recommended that I give United Pest & Turf a try for our pest control needs. And so far I'm very pleased!! Great customer service. Maylon Jones kept me informed of everything he was doing and did a great job. I will definitely recommend this company.
Diana T.
Maylon Jones was my Tech & is a pleasant person. Easy to deal with. He texted me the day before my annual termite check up to let me know when to expect him.
Scott R.
I continue to have excellent service from united pest and turf control. My past two personal visits with Maylon have been great. He is always professional, but also personal and takes time to talk and discuss my control spots. He called and left message the day before his visit, and then called the next day before he arrived. Also took the time to tell me of your new location being built, and the addition of 2 companies. United keeps providing excellent, professional and personal experience.
Mary B
Friendly, helpful technicians. Always answering questions and giving advice. They work around my schedule and do a great job! James and Niki are the best!
Summer
James and Niki have provided 5 star professional and friendly service. Thank y’all for everything you do to keep our family safe, Kelly
C C.
Maylon was very helpful. The information he provided is invaluable
Cathy B.
Maylon sownt more tome inder neath our house than anyone has. I feel like he was lookong at things a little better.
Jerry S.
Great friendly service
Sean W.
Maylon provided excellent service from start to finished. He reached out to inform me that my termite bond was due, and communicated well to notify me of his availability so we could come to an agreed upon inspection time, and then kept me informed throughout.
stacey B.
Maylon did a good job with my termite service today.
RGDave S
I really appreciate great service and detailed findings. Having a service man like Maylon is a blessing. He goes the extra mile to make sure everything is OK. He's a real asset to United.
Jonny P.
Techs Maylon and James did an excellent job at the house. All interactions were pleasant and informative!
Tessa H.
Brandt was polite, friendly and professional!
Ken W.
Marlon showed up when he said he would. He was very courteous and professional. He got right to work checking the termite stations then went under house. He even taped up my dryer vent that I did not know had come loose and came apart. Good man - I am very pleased.
Ryan H.
James Hester is a very good pest control supervisor. He works hard and makes sure the work gets completed. I would absolutely recommend him.
Dannie M.
I've always had great service with the team at united pest control. Friendly, considerate professionals that do the extra mile performance. Every one that I've meet Toby and the techs and office staff. Shout out to Maylon one man army.
Tina F.
Maylon checked under the house - he actually went under the house and checked for any problems. He was kind, thoughtful, helpful and professional. I'm glad we have pest control with United pest and turf control!
John Z.
Maylon took care of our annual termite inspection and we are thankful for his check-up. I do wish the United Turf crew was as engaged.
Shelia H.
My daughter was the one that was at home and she said Maylon was very professional and explained everything he did. I had texted back and forth with him and he was very kind and made sure my questions were answered before he came to do the service
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