How to Get Rid of Termites
Here are three not-so-fun facts about termites in the US:
- Florida is the number one state in the country to have the most termites and experience the most termite damage.
- Georgia and Alabama are a close second, with tons of problematic termite colonies throughout our state.
- The entire southeast is a haven for termites, making it a troublesome region for homeowners.
Why Are Georgia, Alabama, and Florida Most Affected by Termites?
Homeowners in Georgia, Alabama, and Florida experience the most termite damage because termites thrive in warm, humid environments and feed on cellulose materials like the wood used to construct a house. Unfortunately, our subtropical climate offers an abundant amount of heat and humidity almost all year long. Winters are mild, and the remaining seasons are hot, humid, and perfectly suited for termites. All a homeowner has to do is supply cellulose-containing materials like wood, and these termites are in business.
Which Termite Species is Most Common in Georgia and Alabama?
If you live in Georgia or Alabama, you could easily experience an eastern subterranean termite infestation. This species lives and travels underground and is always on the hunt for new sources of cellulose. Their foraging movements have no pattern or predictability, so there is no definitive way to tell if they will target your home. They simply forage for cellulose and eat it when they find it. They are not picky eaters and do not think twice about how nice or new your home is before they start to chow down. They reveal themselves after the damage is done.
How to Get Rid of Termites or Prevent an Infestation
If you have experienced a termite infestation or want to prevent termites from ever reaching your home, Adams Exterminators offers two industry-leading termite treatment solutions: Termidor (liquid treatment) and Sentricon® (termite baiting stations).
Termidor Liquid Termite Control
Termidor is our product of choice at Adams Exterminators for liquid termite control. Termidor is an odorless barrier treatment that termites cannot detect or avoid, and we apply this solution to stop an active infestation or to prevent a future one.
Once a termite crawls through the Termidor barrier, it will carry the solution with them and spread it to every other termite it touches. These secondary termites then contaminate (or infect) the termites they touch, allowing the Termidor to spread exponentially. This treatment quickly wipes out entire colonies. The process is called the “Transfer Effect” and is why Termidor is so effective at eradicating termite colonies.
The award-winning Sentricon® System works to eliminate termite colonies before they ever reach your home.
Sentricon® is a minimally invasive baiting system that does not require you to drill into your home or dig trenches around your foundation. Our skilled technicians install Sentricon® baiting stations strategically around the home so that foraging termites will encounter and ingest the bait and spread it to other termites in the colony. Like Termidor, the termites will spread the termiticide throughout the entire colony, thus the colony will be eliminated.
Sentricon® Systems must be monitored periodically to ensure the home always has protection from termite infestations. One of our licensed Sentricon® technicians will come out to the home and check each and every station to ensure they are fully baited to protect your home.
If an infestation has caused you to ask about the best termite treatment or if you are interested in preventative options, talk to Adams Exterminators about our termite control products.
Through termite control like Termidor and Sentricon®, we can ensure your home is well protected against current or future termite infestations. Plus, your home will be put under one of our Termite Guarantees, allowing you to have peace of mind that your home will be protected for years to come! Learn more about our termite control solutions by calling (229) 435-6257
Stay tuned for the final article in our 3-part series on termite control, and check out our previous article here:
- What Are Termites? Termite Infestation FAQs
- How to Get Rid of Termites
- How Long Does Termite Treatment Last? And Other Termite Control FAQs
- Hear from the Experts: How Our Team Encapsulates a Crawlspace
- What to Know about a Crawlspace with Excessive Moisture
- What Is an Acceptable Moisture Level in Your Crawlspace?