All About Termites
GET THE FACTS
KNOW YOUR CASTE OF CHARACTERS
WHAT ARE THESE FLYING BUGS?
IS IT A TERMITE OR AN ANT?
You will rarely see termites. But you might see hundreds or thousands of them flying during a reproductive swarm. Here’s how to distinguish them from their non-destructive look-alike: swarming ants
A. Antennae: Ants’ are elbowed. Termites’ are straight
B. Waists: Ants’ are narrow and pinched. Termites’ are thicker and less defined
C. Wings: Ants’ front pair are longer than the back and don’t break off easily. Termites’ are equal in length and break off easily.
Seeing flying termites, swarmers, is just one indication that your home may be under attack by termites. But they aren’t the only sign. Just because you don’t see swarmers doesn’t mean there isn’t a hidden issue. Your Certified Sentricon Specialist™ can conduct an inspection to determine if there is a termite infestation threatening your largest investment — your home.
MORE ABOUT THE ENEMY
- Thousands — sometimes millions — of subterranean termites live in an underground colony
- Worker termites forage continuously in search of food to feed the other colony members, including the queen
- Termites build tubes of mud to connect their soil foraging tunnels with food sources — like your home
- Just as a tree expands its branches to gather sunlight and nutrients, a termite colony expands its underground network of tunnels in search of food
- Multiple termite colonies can live near your home, all in search of food
STOP THE ATTACK
Termites can enter your home through cracks in concrete and openings as small as 1/16 inch. Each attack can leave you paying hundreds to thousands of dollars to repair the destruction they leave behind. Termite damage is rarely covered by homeowners insurance because policies provide coverage for sudden and accidental property damage. Homeowners insurance is not intended to cover termite damage since it is considered preventable through proper home maintenance – meaning if you can prevent it, you should have. And with the Sentricon® System, you can!
THE SENTRICON® SYSTEM HOW IT WORKS.
The Sentricon® System is like no other termite control. It uses termites’ very nature — their constant foraging in search of food — against them. Worker termites find the bait in the Sentricon stations while foraging, and share it with the queen and other colony members. Sentricon stops the process of molting which ultimately affects the queen and reproduction and kills the workers. The colony then crumbles and is eliminated.