Imagine the horror of finding out that you have extensive termite damage, and your home insurance doesn't cover it. Sadly, there are many home and business owners in Texas who don't have to imagine it. They've lived it. And they'll be quick to tell you it is a nightmare. While every story is different in its own way, they all share one thing in common: it was a complete surprise. Let's take a closer look at this because in this one thing we can learn a lot about why Sentricon® with Always Active™ works to stop termites in their tracks.
Why Are Termites Surprising?
The most destructive termite in the United States is the subterranean termite. When it attacks a home, it does it quietly, from the ground. You're not likely to see these insects coming.
One of the most obvious signs of a termite infestation is the appearance of swarmers on exterior walls and windows but those swarmers are seldom a warning of an impending infestation. Swarmers are more likely evidence of a mature nest on the property. These winged termites don't swarm for long, and swarms don't travel very far. So don't expect to see swarmers before your home becomes damaged. And, since these swarms don't last long, the presence of swarmers is not likely to give you a warning of an ongoing termite infestation either.
While it is possible to see damage on exterior wood, especially in locations that stay moist, or where the wood of your home touches the soil, most of the time you won't see the damage done by subterranean termites. They usually stay inside the wood they feed on.
When termite workers eat tunnels through wood, they will bang their heads on tunnel walls to communicate to other termites. But this noise is so subtle, you'll have to have your ear against a piece of wood to hear it. In fact, you may even need a stethoscope to pick up on these sounds. They are usually faint and hard to detect.
When termite damage becomes unmistakable, the damage is often extensive. Termites don't eat your home one board at a time. They feed in multiple locations and across the framework of your home. And, when support studs weaken, it can cause the entire frame to warp. So don't be surprised if you get a large bill for repairs. Some people have had their property totaled by these insects.
You don't have to let termites surprise you. Sentricon® with Always Active™ is designed to protect your home from the silent invaders. Here's how:
Sentricon® with Always Active™ is a bait system that targets termites (and only termites) in a location they are expected to be. Since subterranean termites come up from the ground, it makes sense to fight them with a system that is put into the ground and, unlike termiticide barriers, there is no drilling or trenching needed.
When you have Sentricon® with Always Active™ you have termite protection that is active 24 hours a day. That means, while you're sleeping, your termite control is not only preventing damage, it is striking back at the colony that is sending those worker termites. When the colony dies, the threat is eliminated. You don't have to wait until swarmers appear, or some other subtle sign reveals the presence of a termite infestation. And you definitely don't have to wait until you're seeing unmistakable termite damage.
Sentricon® with Always Active™ is scientifically proven to work. Studies have shown that the bait is actually more interesting to termites than wood. And, because termite workers never stop looking for more wood to feed on, they always find the bait.
Termite Control Services In East Texas
In our Texas service area, it isn't a matter of "if" you're going to get termite damage; it is a matter of "when." No home or business in East Texas should ever be without termite protection and treatment services. Target those silent invaders with an eco-friendly termite barrier that has over two decades of real-world success. Get the Sentricon® with Always Active™ .
For more information or to schedule service for your Texas home or business, reach out to Innovative Pest Control today.