Termite Treatments in Massachusetts usually targets the Eastern Subterranean Termite. This is the termite species that accounts for the majority of activity and damage to homes and other structures. Subterranean termites live underground and build tunnels, also referred to as mud tubes, to reach food sources. Like other termite species, they feed on wood and other materials containing cellulose. Do to the underground habits of these termites, they often go undetected by home owners and property managers until heavy activity or termite damage is present.
What are some early warning signs of termite activity?
The number one indicator of active termites is the presence of termite swarmers. Termites swarm every spring to help grow and spread the colony to nearby areas. These winged termites often confused with flying ants can appear in large numbers during the termite swarming season of March – May here in Massachusetts. Termites often swarm during warmer days that follow rainy weather. The termites drop there wings soon after swarming. Sometimes homeowners discover just the wings of termites rather than the insect themselves.
If left untreated, termites can cause significant damage to buildings over time. The average termite colony eats about 1 cubic foot of wood per season. While it may not sound like a lot, in time, the termite damage cam weaken the structure causing floors to sag and structural damage. The good news is, once a termite treatment is performed, the protection lasts a long time. Our termite experts are available to treat termite activity in any type of building structure.
*Annual termite inspections can help identify early stages of termite activity. If termite activity is present, our licensed and certified termite specialists can perform a termite treatment to eliminate existing activity and guard against future infestation.
Available Termite Treatment Methods
- Thorough Inspections
- Liquid Barrier Treatment (Termidor) Termiticide
- Termite Bait Systems
- Borate Wood Preservative Treatment
- Lifetime Termite Warranty Available (Annual Program)
- Custom termite treatment solutions
Our Termite Specialists are available throughout Massachusetts!