Advance Termite Baiting System
Your home could be targeted by voracious predators that can cause two billion dollars worth of damage annually in the U.S. - subterranean termites. Although there’s often no evidence of their presence until it’s too late, there is a reliable way to protect your most valuable investment: the Advance Termite Bait System.
The Advance Termite Bait System: Proven security for your home. Within this site, we'll take a closer look at termites, the ways they cause damage, treatment options and why you should choose a professional to get the best available protection from termites. You'll discover the many advantages of the Advance Termite Bait System and how to put them to work for you.
Anatomy of the termite.
Termites are often mistaken for flying ants, but there are noticeable differences:
- -Termite wings tend to be equal in size while ant wings are usually longer in front and shorter in back.
- -Ants' antennae are elbowed, while termites' are straight.
- -Ants have a narrow, pinched waist, while termites’ waists are thicker and less defined.
How termites enter your home.
Termites constantly forage and evaluate the size and quality of food resources as they seek out cellulose, the primary component of wood.
- -Termites follow tree roots and construction conduits such as pipes and footers to gain entry into homes.
- -Termites enter homes with an opening as small as 1/32”.
- -Termites can be in your home for several years with very few visible signs of activity.
How can you tell if termites are present in or near your home? Unfortunately, there may be little warning. But watch for these signs:
- -Winged termites “swarming” during the day or evening and often after rainfall
- -Termite evidence in or around windows and doorframes
- -“Mud tunnels” appearing on or around the foundation, under windows or on a wall
- -Baseboards and floors which may sound hollow when tapped
- -Dead termites or termite wings on window sills or along walls