Termites

Ant Termite Compare

Ant 

Antennae bent, kinked, elbowed.

Wings forewings longer than hind wings

Body Shape
Ants have a pinched waist and tend to curl (bend over) when they die.

Termite

Antennae straight 

4 wings same size

Body is thick, no waist,
and tend to stay straight when they die

Termite damage is more common than damage caused by storms, fires and earthquakes

Termites often avoid detection until damages are so severe that they are clearly visible. They accomplish this by traveling in tunnels from their underground colony through the soil to any source of cellulose (which could be your home). They devour material from the inside out so what looks like sound, intact wood could actually be hollowed out from destructive termites. Fortunately, termites do leave behind clues of their presence, including: Wood shavings or grass near their excavation sites, Mud tubes or tunnels that extend to the foundation, Swollen or sagging floors, Warped doors, Wood that sounds hollow when tapped.

KING TERMITE

There is only one king – the male termite that mates with the queen to help found the colony. He plays an important role in the beginning of the colony, helping to raise the younger termites as the queen lays eggs. When the founding king dies, in some species a reproductive will grow into a replacement king.

QUEEN TERMITE

Unlike many kinds of ants, termites often have more than one queen. There is a primary queen, which is usually the first termite that founded the colony, along with several other secondary queens will take over if the primary queen is killed.

WORKERS

These termites stay inside the nest, building it, tending to eggs and larva, and gathering food. They are white and often die easily outside the tunnels they have built from exposure to sunlight

REPRODUCTIVE 

Reproductives fly around in swarms attempting to start new nests. They can also become a queens if needed. They will fly for short periods, shedding their wings when they have found a new home.

Our full service termite control department provides traditional and alternative treatments subterranean termites

Traditional treatments:

  • Baiting Systems ( Advanced, First Line or system of choice)
  • Soil treatment for subterranean termites (Localized or Perimeter Treatment)
  • Alternative treatments (zero to minimal pesticide use) 
    Borates (Timbor, Bora-Care) 

100% Chemical Free solutions are available depending on your situation

Earth Friendly Integrated Management Approach

100% Safe Treatments with Absolutely No Risk to You, Your Family, Children or the Environment