Protect Your Home From Termite Damage
Termites are no laughing matter. These tiny insects can destroy homes in a matter of months, leading to devastating property damage and costly repairs.
What Are Termites?
Termites are small insects that cause billions of dollars of structural damage every year. They can range in color from white to brown, have straight antennae, and can be anywhere from a quarter of an inch to half an inch long. Some varieties of termites can even have wings, including subterranean reproductives. Subterranean termites are the most destructive species of termite. Other varieties include drywood, formosan, conehead, and swarming termites.
Head’s Up Homeowners: Termite damage is NOT covered by Homeowner’s Insurance.
Why Are Termites Dangerous?
Termites feed on cellulose, a natural compound found in countless materials like wood, plants, carpets, insulation, fabric, and sheetrock. When termites infest a building, they eat so voraciously that their appetites can cause severe structural damage. Termites can consume furniture, walls, and even fences. Often referred to as ‘the silent destroyer,’ termites can be present in your home or place of business for months before the signs of their presence become visible. Without professional intervention, termites can destroy your property.
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Termites are drawn to areas that contain moisture, so be sure to repair any leaks right away. It’s also a good idea to remove standing water from the roof, clean your gutters regularly, and make sure that your vents are unobstructed. You can also decrease your risk of a termite infestation by removing their food sources. Eliminate any paper or firewood that may be near your foundation, and clear your yard of any debris or tree stumps that could provide sustenance for termites.
Signs of Termite Infestation
- Ill-fitting doors and windows. The frames of your windows and doors are easy for termites to access, and they often focus on these areas first. As they begin to eat more of the wood and compromise the frames, your windows and doors can begin to get stuck or become harder to operate.
- Paint or wallpaper damage. As they tunnel through your walls, termites will damage your paint or wallpaper. Keep an eye out for peeling, bubbling, discoloration, or areas that look sunken or dented. You may also notice tiny holes where the termites have burrowed into the wood.
- Discarded wings. Swarmer termites shed their wings after mating, so be on the lookout for discarded wings.
- Drywood termites create frass, or droppings, as they digest wood. Frass will be the same color as wood and may even appear to be wood shavings or dust.
The signs of termite damage can be found anywhere in your home, although it may be particularly severe around door and window frames and areas that contain moisture, such as the kitchen or bathroom.
In addition to being protected from dozens of common household pests with Franklin’s Healthy Home Maintenance Program, there’s a perk you’ll find helpful. Our ongoing customers automatically receive a complimentary Termite Risk Assessment to ensure protection against the most damaging pests in America.
If you’re on our program and you haven’t had an assessment yet this year, contact us so we can add it to your next visit!
Termite Treatment Options
Franklin Pest Solutions offers expert termite treatment services to protect your property. We use Sentricon, an eco-friendly, unobtrusive pest control solution that also serves as a preventative measure against future termite infestations. We also provide home pest control, mosquito prevention, ant solutions, bed bug solutions, and mice and rat solutions.
Check out this video to see how it all works. Sentricon is available to you by our Franklin expert Authorized Operators. And it’s included in our Healthy Home Maintenance Program Plus Sentricon (HHMP+).
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IPM is a common-sense way to address pest and rodent problems. This method of pest control offers sound solutions, which focus on three key techniques: 1) inspection, 2) identification and 3) treatment by pest professionals.
Termidor Liquid Treatments
America’s #1 choice for conventional liquid termite treatments.
Franklin Pest Solutions’ termite experts are licensed and trained to use this product to eliminate termite colonies. We’ve used it for years around exterior perimeters where Sentricon wasn’t an ideal option.
Termidor clings to the soil. And termites don’t know it’s there. The colony is eliminated because of the natural way termites feed one another within their colonies. The product passes throughout the colony underground.
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Contact Franklin Pest Solutions
Franklin Pest Solutions provides eco-friendly termite control solutions in Indiana. For more information about our pest control solutions or questions about pest control, call 1-800-GOT-PESTS or send us a message on our website.
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All of our pest control products are heavily regulated by the EPA. They’re manufactured to be used in sensitive environments such as areas where pets or children play. That’s peace of mind your tenants need.
Whomever you decide to work with, inquire about the products being used to eliminate your pests and ensure they are safe for the people in your property. We do what it takes to protect what matters to you.
Health and Safety Professionals
Your residents don’t want exterminators. We’re pest management professionals, licensed by the Department of Public Health and the Department of Agriculture, with countless hours of training and a whole lot of certifications. That’s peace of mind for anyone in your buildings.
Our job is to protect against health risks and keep you in regulatory compliance.
We Solve the Root, Not Spray the Symptoms
No building wants a sign reading “Spraying Next Week”. That’s why we use an integrated pest management methodology. This means we attempt to solve problems at the root, by using means other than a spray solution, even though our solutions are EPA approved.
We’ll work with your crews to create a healthier, sustainable environment. Whatever your issue, we’ll find the best means to safely eliminate it.
Safe For Your Family and Business
We’re licensed, trained, and certified by the Departments of Public Health and Agriculture, using safe, EPA-regulated materials, always.
Attacking Infestations at the Root
We don’t come in spraying. We evaluate the root of your problem, and recommend and enact pre-emptive measures before any chemicals are used.
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