Is it a termite or an ant?

On the off chance you do see them, remember that it’s easy to confuse termites with ants. Fortunately, there are features that distinguish them.

Ants
• narrow waists
• bent antennae
• two sets of wings
(one longer than the other)


Termites
• thick waists
• straight antennae
• two sets of wings (same size)
Termites eat wood, and can consequently cause great structural damage to your home if left unchecked. A typical homeowner's insurance policy does not cover destruction caused by termites, even though they cause over 1 billion dollars in damage to homes throughout the United States each year. Our inspection and treatment program can help you understand the threat of termites, and take the necessary steps to protect your home.

Termite Inspection 
You can’t assume your home is termite-free just because you’ve never seen them – they only swarm once or twice a year, and you might miss it! We thoroughly inspect your home or business, looking for the tell-tale signs of termite infestation. Some of the things we look for are:
• Mud tubes built for traveling above ground

• Damaged or hollow-sounding wood

• Pinholes in drywall or wallpaper

• Small piles of sawdust

• Piles of small wings

• Other specific termite indicators
  In addition, we offer Real Estate transfer termite inspections.

Termite Treatments 
To control these unwanted pests, we provide an effective treatment plan, which may include:
• Exterior Protection - a continuous chemical barrier is created around the exterior of your home or building to keep termites from entering
• Direct Contact - as possible, we apply chemicals directly to the pests
• Insect Growth - we apply chemicals which duplicate the insect's natural hormones to disrupt their
  growth and development