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ABC Termite & Pest Control – Locally Owned and Operated

Posted: March 10, 2019 at 9:41 pm

ABC Termite & Pest Controlis a locally owned and operated company specializing in residential and commercial pest control. Spiders, ants, termites, mice, and other rodents are just a few of many pests we professionally exterminate in the Lincoln and Omaha area.

It is with great pride and thanks to our loyal customers that we announce ABC Termite & Pest Control was voted 2018 First Place Pest Control Service in the Best of Omaha Competition for 2018!

This is the third time in 6 years we have received this award and are looking forward to serving the Omaha area and the great people who live here for years to come.

Thank you Omaha Customers for letting people know how much you believe in us! omahamagazine.com

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Mason recently serviced our home and I found him to be extremely professional and thorough. Since using ABC, I have had far fewer bugs and spiders.

- Marge Buescher

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I called ABC after my daughter recommended them. They were great to work with right from the phone call. The Omaha office was pleasant and answered all my questions. The appointment was scheduled for the next day and he was on time. He did a great job even answered all my questions and set up the next appointments before he left.

- Pam Luger

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Ed was great to work with. I signed up for the year round pest control and was really impressed with the pricing for the services received. I would highly recommend ABC Termite and Pest Control to anyone.

- Sid Hackwith

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I have used ABC for years at home for preventative spraying and am using at work now as well. They are very thorough and professional along with a reasonable pricing structure. I'd highly recommend them.

- David Sanders

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Ed was very helpful and we feel confident that our pest problem is long gone!

- Hollie Messinger

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ABC is tops in pest control, and their customer service is the best I've encountered in this business. The schedule and ease of payment (set date I want payment deducted) work well for me. I would recommend ABC to anyone in need of pest control. Call around and do you homework, but you won't find a better rate or faster service.. Nick the owner set up my account before I was scheduled a regular guy for service, this gave a personal touch to the service. Nick even helped me fix a problem with a leaking pipe free of charge, as he seen the issue in his other rentals! Absolutely best pest control company in Lincoln. Great job. Nick gimme a call when u wanna see the Cane cave lolz! 5-stars earned!

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Top 6 Best Termite Treatments | Updated for 2019

Posted: March 9, 2019 at 9:41 am

Best Termite Treatments

The best termite treatments deal with infestations at the place of origin. Unlike termite sprays, full termite treatments involve treating the insides of walls, underneath a homes foundation, the soil around the perimeter of the home and more. Treatments for significant infestations will completely exterminate your home of termites, and keep them from returning. The following are the six best termite treatments for your home

Termites love old wood. If your home is too new to have rotting wood, termites can still find their way in; however, a spot treatment will be sufficient. Spot treatments are localized to an area of infestation. They are cheaper and quicker than full treatments and can be easily administered without a professionals help.

However, the bulk of termite infestations require a more comprehensive solution. This article explores the differences and benefits to the six best long-term, full termite treatment options available. But first, lets run through the basics

Termites have basically evolved from cockroaches. There are over 3,000 known species of termites with more discovered every year. A termite colony consists of two hierarchies: fertile and infertile. Infertile males and females are known as workers. Fertile males are called Kings and every colony has at least one, but possibly two fertile females called queens.

As with ants or bees, the colony can only be destroyed by killing the queen. Though hated by homeowners, termites are essential for the ecosystem. They perform the decomposition and composting of dead and rotting vegetation. Without termites, the forests would be ripe with smelly rotup to your knees.

Termites process natural waste and produce soluble nutrient for the land. That being said, termites will eat your home up one side and down the other if they find it. Termites reproduce compulsively and continuously. The colony is constantly growing in numbers. In a span of three to four decades, termite colonies can grow to be over a million strong.

This is a serious concern for buildings that are in the remote country, wooded areas, woodlands, state preserves, and national parks. Worse still, it doesnt take a million termites to destroy a home. All it takes is a young colony of a few hundred termites to start chipping away at the integrity of your homes supporting beams and floorboards.

If you are worried about a possible infestation, use this checklist to assess the problem. There are several ways to check if you have termites. Check your homes

If your floor is laminate or hardwood skirting boards, look for blistering and sagging. Walk around your house and take note of every location where the floor feels spongy or has unusual spring. These are signs of termites under the floor.

Termites love to eat the wooden timber uprights and supporting beams inside your walls. Termites love cellulose, which is found in wood so any lumber on the interior of your house is susceptible. If termites get into the walls, they can easily get into the ceiling. Look for cracks that run in the direction of the wall and ceilings inner beams.

Termites cannot eat through your concrete foundation; however, they can squeeze between the smallest of cracks. If you live somewhere that gets a hot summer and cold winter, temperature changes will cause foundation slabs to form cracks over timejust like a driveway. Once termites are through the concrete foundation, they feast on the homes wooden floor joists. If your floors feel spongy, it is an indicator of termites in the floor joists, which means they made it through the foundation.

Termites can find their way to the frames of windows and doors, which causes irregularities in the frame. Doors become unexpectedly difficult to open or shut correctly when termites are feasting on the frames. With a hammer, pry off a segment of the affected frame to check for tunneling on the backside.

The best early warning signs of an oncoming termite infestation, are in the garden or backyard. Termites will make themselves apparent outdoors, before migrating into the home. Your homes property is prime for a termite infestation if your gardens fence posts are losing structural integrity from rot, becoming misshapen, or if tree branches are falling unexpectedly. Termites will target any untreated timber, such as natural wooden posts and trees before they become apparent in the home.

Termites like to get into a home through the roof. Termites are suckers for moist timber and loose roof tiles will drip rainwater onto the wooden roof beams below. Older homes are especially susceptible to this problem. Make sure that your roof does not have any waterlogged tiles or loose attachments.

If you unexpectedly find small, dark brown, seed-sized pellets on the floors and windowsills of your home, you have termites. This is the excrement of a termite and a clear sign of infestation. Termites also have wings for part of their lives and will shed their wings halfway through their life. Termite wings the size of a quarter and are opaque and tan.

Subterranean Termites build mud tubes, which are made of dirt and their own excrement. They are not hazardous to healthunlike bat droppingsbut anywhere there are mud tubes, there are termites as well. Check your homes exterior walls for squiggly brown tubes that meander across the outer face. The first place termites will go is where there is a free meal. Begin with areas where you store firewood, lumber or any other natural wood substance that is placed up against the exterior walls of your house.

At the end of the day, you will need a professionals opinion in order to truly assess any damage. If you are worried about termites, but you dont see any clear indicatorsthat doesnt mean youre in the clearyou still need a professional assessment. Termites hide beneath the surface.

If you know that you have termites in your home, it is crucial to understand the extent to which the infestation has grown. For newer homes, a professional can tell you with any certainty where the localized infestation is and how you can treat it. If the problem is more extensive, a pest control specialist will offer consultation on the best termite treatments available for your home.

If your home is at the building stage, we highly recommend having all timbers pretreated with Borate, as well as performing a soil treatment. This will give your home conclusive protection against the possibility of future termite colonies moving in. For existing termite infestations in older homes, the best termite treatment is a full fumigation. Newer homes will be sufficiently served by a liquid and spot treatment.

Homes that are remotely located or among dense foliage will need a preventative soil treatment around the foundation of the structure. Talk to a professional termite or pest control specialist to ask about the best termite treatments for your home. We hope you enjoyed reading about the six best termite treatments for your home. If you have questions or have used one of the treatments mentioned above, feel free to leave us a comment. Thanks for reading!

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Texas Leaf Cutting Ant – Insects in the City

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Texas leafcutting ant bringing plant material back to nest for the colonys fungal garden. With permission from Seth Patterson, Wildsnap Photography.

The Texas leaf cutting ant, Atta texana (Buckley), has several common names including the town ant, cut ant, parasol ant, fungus ant and night ant. Atta texana can be extremely destructive to landscape plants, gardens and some agricultural crops in Texas.

Leaf cutting ants live in large colonies of up to two million. The name comes from their habit of cutting leaves and other plant parts from a variety of plants. In Texas, these ants damage weeds, grasses, plum and peach trees, blackberry bushes and many other fruit, nut and ornamental plants as well as several cereal and forage crops. The ants do not eat the leaf fragments they collect, but take them into their underground nest where they use the material to raise a fungus garden. As the fungus grows, certain parts of it are eaten by the ants and fed to the larvae. This fungus is their only known source of food.

Leaf cutting ants attack pine trees, but ordinarily do little damage when other green plants are available. During the winter when green plant material is scarce, seedling pines are frequently damaged in parts of east Texas and west central Louisiana. Where ants are abundant, it is almost impossible to establish natural pine reproduction. In such sites, young pine seedlings often are destroyed within a few days unless the ants are controlled before planting.

Because leaf cutting ants only eat the fungus they cultivate, they do not respond well to most conventional ant baits, including sugar- or oil-based baits.

Texas leaf cutting ants are rust to dark-brown in color, and workers from the same colony vary greatly in size, from 1/16 to 1/2-inch long. The queen is about 3/4 inch long. Leaf cutter workers can be distinguished from other ants by the three pairs of prominent spines on their back (thorax) and one pair of spines on the back of the head. Another species of leaf cutting ant found in Texas, Acromyrmex versicolor, may be found in the far west, drier parts of the state. Acromyrmex is a true desert ant, and can be distinguished from the Texas leaf cutting ant by having more than three pairs of (short) spines on the thorax and by the bumpy upper surface of the abdomen (gaster).

Leaf cutting ant colonies comprise many mounds. Image by Josh Blanek.

The Texas leaf cutting ant queen rules the colony from her underground chambers. Colonies may have as many as four or five fertile queens, each of which continually produce eggs. Eggs develop into cream-colored larvae that become 1/4 to 1/2-inch long when fully developed. Most larvae develop into sterile female workers ants; however, in the spring, some of the larvae develop into winged males and females. These reproductive ants can number into the thousands. They are distinct from worker ants, being several times larger, that they are often not recognized as the same species. They are dark, rusty brown with have long, smoky brown-black wings. Females can be distinguished from males by their larger heads.

Mating flights of Texas leaf cutting ant reproductives take place on clear, moonless nights during April, May and June. In areas of higher rainfall, swarms can occur at any time during the spring; however, to more arid areas swarms invariably occur after a heavy rainfall. Prior to her nuptial flight the virgin queen stores a small portion of the fungus garden in a small cavity inside her mouth. After mating the winged males die, while mated queens drop to the ground, lose their wings and attempt to establish small nests beneath the soil.

After digging a small gallery in the soil, the queen takes the fungus wad from her mouth and begins to culture it as food for her first eggs. Initially the fungus is nourished by fecal material. Approximately 90 percent of this first brood will be eaten by the queen. The first worker ants will be quite small because of their limited food intake; however these first workers bring back leaf fragments to enlarge the fungus garden, thus providing more food for later broods. As the colony grows, worker ant size increases and becomes more variable. In mature colonies worker ants vary in size from 1/16 to 1/2 inch-long, with the larger ants serving as soldiers for nest defense.

Individual colonies can exist for years. Where adequate food is available, colonies may expand to contain over 2 million ants. Leaf cutting ant colonies are frequently seen along roadsides, in open fields, in brush land or forestland where soils are deep, well drained sand or loam. They can be quite large, 50 to 80 feet across. Colony size depends on its age and the availability of food. In heavily-infested areas it is difficult to distinguish where one colony ends and another begins.

Above ground, the colony is marked by numerous crater-shaped mounds, 5 to 14 inches-high and 1 to 1 1/2-feet in diameter. Each mound has a central entrance hole. Above the underground central nest cavity, several entrance holes will be marked by typical crater shaped mounds and a buildup of soil. On flat land, this buildup of soil is very apparent. With older colonies, this central area is as much as two to three feet higher than surrounding land. Below ground, the nest consists of several chambers that may reach 15 to 20 feet deep. All chambers are interconnected by narrow tunnels. Vertical tunnels extend to mound openings, and lateral foraging tunnels may lead outward 500 feet away. These lateral exits are commonly referred to as feeder holes. The complex structure of the cavities and tunnels allow the ants to escape predators underground, and provide an efficient air circulation system. Coincidentally, the large complex nest structure makes control with insecticides difficult.

During the summer, leaf cutting ants forage almost exclusively at night. The rest of the year, foraging takes place during the day, when air temperatures range between 45 to 80 degrees F. Most mound building activities occur during the cool hours of the day. Leaf cutting ants are usually inactive on cold, wet or cloudy days.

On the soil surface leaf cutting ants have clearly defined foraging trails. Ants commonly travel 600 feet or more to reach a suitable plant. Once located, the plants are attacked in large numbers, with worker ants cutting leaves and carrying the fragments in their mouths (mandibles). Leaf fragments are carried umbrella-like, over the headhence the common name, parasol ant. Hundreds of ants can be seen picking up and carrying off the piles of leaf fragments that accumulate under the trees or bushes under attack. At the nest entrance, ants chew the fragments into small pieces that are better suited for their underground fungus gardens.

Defoliation by leaf cutting ants can resemble damage produced by several other leaf chewing insects, particularly sawflies and leaf cutting bees. Trees defoliated by the leaf cutting ant usually are within sight of an ant nest and the ants themselves may be seen carrying leaves. Foraging trails will be littered with pieces of leaf tissue that can be traced to a feeder hole. Considerable damage to a plant can occur in a few hours. Small- to medium-sized trees can be stripped in one night. One researcher in South America estimated that a large leaf cutting ant colony harvested approximately 13,000 pounds of leaves over a 6-year period. This same colony excavated 802 cubic feet of soil weighing over 44 tons.

Control of Texas leaf cutting ants can be difficult. Although plants can be protected temporarily using dust or granular formulations of contact insecticides, like acephate (Orthene), carbaryl (Sevin) or permethrin (Terro), such treatments must be reapplied frequently. Also, plant applications do little to eliminate the underground nest. The large size and complexity of leaf cutter ant nests makes it difficult to obtain good control with dust, liquid or granular insecticides. Because these ants eat only the fungus they cultivate, they do not respond to most other ant baits, such as those labeled for fire ants.

A special formulation of hydramethylnon, sold under the trade name Amdro Ant Block, is currently the only widely available bait product labeled for control of leaf cutting ants. This product can be used on most sites such as lawns, landscaped areas, golf courses, ornamental gardens, and other non-cropland areas such as roadsides, commercial grounds, etc. Apply bait according to label directions while ants are foraging. Ant activity in the treated colony will decline over a 4 to 6 week period. However, about half the time activity will return in 4 to 6 months, requiring a second treatment. Note that this product may not be used in agricultural sites (e.g., livestock pastures, gardens, cropland) and should be applied around all mounds of a colony (not just feeder holes or mounds) to ensure the best control. Leaf cutting ant baits should not be stored for extended periods of time due to relatively short shelf life. Amdro Ant Block should be available through a variety of stores, including Ace Hardware and Wal-Mart.

A fipronil insecticide-based injection treatment is available for professional forestry applications; however the label currently does not permit its use in residential or non-forestry applications.

Before using any chemical, READ THE LABEL and follow all instructions and safety precautions. Avoid chemical contact with skin. Wash exposed areas with generous amounts of soap and water. Store chemicals away from human dwellings in locked cabinets and out of reach of children and pets.

Michael Merchant, Extension Urban Entomologist, with assistance from Dr. Bart Drees (retired), Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

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Termites are without a doubt one of the most destructive pests around, and getting rid of them is incredibly important when it comes to protecting your property from long lasting and expensive damage. The damage they cause is due to the fact that they subsist on a diet of dead plant materials, wood being among the top of this list. In fact if left untreated the repair bill for the damage caused by these bugs can quickly reach into the many thousands of dollars.

There are two major things that must be kept in mind when your goal is the elimination of termites. The use of any kind of termite control products such as termite spray must be preceded by a thorough evaluation of the infestation, including how much damage has been done so far and how large the nest inside the house has grown. Once you know exactly what you are dealing with, you can start to search for the appropriate tools to get the job done. That being said, there are bound to be some questions that arise during the treatment phase of termite elimination. Here are some of the more common ones and the best answers to them.

Yes, in fact it is practical and quite cost effective to do your own termite control. The reason that termite elimination is often thought of as the strict domain of the professional pest control provider is that it is time consuming and the equipment required to do it quickly is rather expensive. However if you are willing to invest the time required when using smaller sprayers, the actual application is not particularly difficult.

You sure can, because all of the products we sell here at Do My Own Pest Control are approved for all purpose termite control, and they are the exact same termiticide chemicals that the pros who would charge you far more use. In fact many of our products, such as Termidor, are not offered anywhere else, and give you the same power over this annoying and damaging pest as youd get from a costly professional treatment.

For virtually all situations, the main benefits you will reap from applying your own termite spray are the cost savings. Applying your own termite poison is not difficult and we can help you do it right.In addition, you will be able to know exactly where it was applied and exactly what you put into the ground and around your home. This will give you extra peace of mind about the thoroughness of the job.

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Orangeburg, SC Pest Control & Exterminators | Terminix

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Terminix Orangeburg, SC Offers the Following Pest Control Services:

Our reputation for successful pest management spans many years and its one on which our customers depend. As a Terminix customer, you can expect a thorough inspection of your home or business to better highlight areas of pest infestation. Upon finding pest activity, our professional exterminators will employ diligence in treating areas, to keep your space free of unwanted visitors.

Get effective treatment plans for all types of household pests. Also, ask about our quarterly pest control program to protect your family from future infestations

For homes damaged by termites, we provide damage and home repairs with our in-house licensed building contractors

Terminix has the best guarantees for pest control Orangeburg, SC offers. Whether you need residential or commercial pest control services, we offer a variety of custom-tailored solutions for every pest. And, for termite treatment, Terminix offers the strongest termite guarantee in the industry; residents can depend on two effective types of solutions: our Terminix Termite Baiting program, or Terminix liquid termite treatment.

Remaining environmentally conscious, Terminix uses safe products in our termite treatments to ensure our service is pet and child friendly.

If you are in need of effective termite or pest control Orangeburg, SC professionals are on hand to end your frustrations. Take advantage of our free in-home evaluations, where a qualified pest expert will provide you with answers to your pest problems. And, since ongoing, in-house training is provided for all employees, this means youll always be serviced by trained professionals in your home or business.

When in need of quality pest control Orangeburg, SC can trust Terminix to meet their pest management needs. Call us today to take advantage of pest control services that will certainly exceed your expectations.

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Orangeburg has its fair share of rodents and wildlife. We remove wildlife, such as rats, squirrels, raccoons, birds, armadillos and other small animals, that can cause damage to your home. Then we customize a solution to keep them out. And as long as you keep your plan, if they return, so will we (at no extra cost).3

Orangeburg business owners - help ensure that your commercial building is protected from pests and wildlife. A Terminix Commercial Pest control plan will give you everything you need to help protect the property from pests and pest damage, as well as helping to protect your employees and customers. From bird control to bed bug services, we've got Orangeburg covered. Theres simply no room for pests in a clean, sanitary and well-run business.

Terminix is a Better Business Bureau accredited business and earned the Womens Choice Award as Americas Most Recommended Pest Control Service in 2014 and 2015. If youre looking for an exterminator, contact Terminix today.

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Accuracy Plus is a popular name in Los Angeles and surrounding areas for its quality services in pest control, pest and termite extermination, bed bug extermination, termite control extermination, bee extermination. Our inspector will visit your home FREE of cost and give a solution to treat pest or termite or any kind of infestations. Accuracy Plus technicians will provide you with helpful tips how prevent future infestations.

While it is a tough economy and business is watching their bottom line, there is no reason to let budget stop you. Our services are affordable and will save your property in long run. Pest control is important for the health of your staff and also for your commercial property. Once the pest infestation is out of control you lose thousands of dollars as repair cost and also lose the property value. Let us show you why businesses prefer our services above the rest!

We care about your health and safety as much as we care about delivering results. So we offer alternative, Accura-Foam, a less toxic treatment. We also offer localized treatments when possible, as well as preventative treatments including yearly maintenance plans, fumigation, escrow inspections, wood repair, and structural replacement.

Termites migrate and swarm annually. Accuracy Plus provides an annual inspection and re-treatment policy. This annual inspection and re-treatment policy is not only cost effective but it actually saves you money down the road. Fumigation and wood repair will run anywhere from a few thousand to many, many thousands depending on the extent of the problem and damage. The following factors would impact the costs of fumigation and repair: the damage that the termites have done to the property, how long the property owner has waited before controlling or exterminating the termites, and the size of the property. The cost of the annual maintenance is a substantial savings over the cost of fumigation. With commercial buildings there are various safety and other concerns related to termite damage. The smarted thing you can do today is make sure your building is protected, now and in the future.

Customer satisfaction is one of our top priorities. We do a final walk through with our customers, answer any questions you may have, ensuring you are satisfied. We are licensed, bonded and insured. Our references are available upon request. We look forward to serving you. It all starts with a quick phone call and a 100% free, no obligation inspection.

Your # 1 professional Los Angeles pest and termite control company for residential, commercial properties, escrow inspections, as well as termite wood repair and attic clean-outs

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How much does it cost to hire a termite exterminator?

The easiest definition of a termite describes it as an insect that lives in large social groups and eat wood. In some parts of the world their presence is important to recycle wood and plant matter. However, when it comes to our homes, we do not want these wood-eating bugs to enter as they can eat the structure of our property compromising the stability of the house. In addition, termites will eventually target anything constructed of wood inside the home such as furnishings.

The cost of treating termites in a 2500 sq. ft. house with footprint1 of 24 x 50 is $2,518, including professional treatment and maintenance. This cost is affected by the size of the house, the area to cover, the extent of the infestation (whether it is localized or is throughout the whole structure), and the type of foundation.

According to Orkin.com, there are six different types of termites. Most of them need moisture and make a path to wherever the food is which frequently is thewood structure of your house andyour wood furniture. Those that live underground will actually build mud tunnels up your foundation and into the wood structure. Others can live with little moisture and can be found in your attic or other dry wood places in your home. Knowing the different types may help you identify the type you have if you suspect a termite infestation:

If you find any of these signs, it may indicate that you have a termite infestation in your home:

If you have a termite infestation then the whole house needs to be treated because termites work in colonies that quickly spread out and attack a variety of areas in your house. After a full house treatment, spot treatments can be done as follow-up in particular termite strongholds. In addition, pest control companies may not warranty their work if they do not treat the whole house.

There are several common treatments that professionals use: liquid termiticide, termite bait, heat treatment and fumigation.

Liquid termiticide

In the case of liquid termiticide ($1,300-$1,500professional treatment plus labor), the liquid is sprayed onto the foundation with a saturating coat to not only repel the termites, but to kill them. Newer formulas are not lethal as well as repelling; however, the liquid treatment is quite effective.

Termite bait

The termite bait ($430/10 stations and bait) is paper, cardboard, and other wood related food that has been treated with a slow acting lethal substance. It is put in a tubular container and buried underground away from the structure. The termites migrate to the bait, eat it and bring it back to the nest and gradually the colony dies off. Depending on the situation, some pest control companies will use a combination of both liquid and bait applications.

Heat treatment

Heat treatment is another way to rid your house of termites. Your house is tented during this process to keep the heat in. The positive thing about this treatment is that it uses no chemicals. The home is heated so that the core of all the wood products reaches 120 degrees; it is then held at that temperature for 33 minutes. The treatment is effective and less toxic to the environment. People and pets will typically only have to vacate the home for a few hours rather than days. Drawbacks may come in heat damage to heat sensitive products you may have in your home. This treatment will cost about $1 per sq.ft. so a 1,600 sq.ft. house would cost $1,600.

Fumigation

Fumigation is commonly used in some regions. The house is typically tented for several days. A toxic fumigant is used that will kill the termites. People and pets will have to move out of the home during this process. A tight seal is placed on the house, not only to kill the termites but to keep your neighbors from getting sick. Fumigation averages $2 per sq.ft. so a 1,600 sq.ft. house would cost $3,200.

It is important to find a reputable pest control company that you can trust. Some professionals offer a free inspection; others charge for it. Typical costs for an inspection run from $250-$350 depending on the size of the house and yard. A reputable company with licensing and references will be your best choice.

The chemicals used for treatment cost on average $4-$16 per linear foot. So, a fullhouse (2,520 sq.ft.) treatment would range between $1,300 and $1,500 on average including labor; depending on the size of your yard and the severity of the infestation. The cost of an annual maintenance plan would range between $150-$300.

A termite monitoring station is a small specialized container that penetrates the ground. To monitor, you place untreated wood in the container. Inspect the monitoring stations monthly to look for the presence of termites. If termites are present, you will then trade out the untreated wood for wood treated with a slow-acting termite growth inhibitor such as noviflumuron. The monitoring stations cost about $30 each. In addition, you need to buy the bait which costs on average$135 for a box of 6.

Most pest control companies will want to get you onto an annual treatment plan ($150-$300 per year).After the initial treatment, the pest professional can check your home again and make further suggestions or take action to treat again. Spot checks and treatments will be considered in an annual plan.

While a good treatment should last up to five years, termites can return in a couple of instances. If particularly large colonies live in your area (your yard), you will need to use monitoring stations to keep up to date with the termites. Another cause may be if the initial treatment was not a thorough coverage of the foundation. Termites are very aggressive and will do what it takes to find food in your house. It may be a good idea to have a retreatment after the first treatment to make sure every area was saturated.

It is not recommended to do this project yourself because of the chemicals (large quantities are needed); the professional tools, techniques, and training needed. Professionals will know exactly what to look for and will have an understanding of construction and where termites like to hang out.

Spring is the best time to detect an infestation. This is the time when termites swarm. You may see signs of wings or you may see the swarm, which is a key indicator.

Insurance coverage does not cover termite-damage. Most homeowners policies will include a clause stating it specifically does not cover termite damage because they consider it preventable.

Termites love warmer climates and high humidity. Remember, they need moisture to thrive. However, there is no where that is completely immune. In the US, the greatest risk of termite damage is still in the Southeast, from North Carolina to central Texas and south to the Gulf Coast and Florida, and in California. The plains are the least affected by termites.

There are a variety of preventative measures you can take to keep termites away. In the end, the best way is to have your home treated. Here are some easy things you can do:

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Kenny and Andy's Termite's are the best! Super professional, knowledgeable and nice! You can tell they really care about you and your situation. Special acknowledgement of Kenny who I had the pleasure of meeting and he took great care of my termite problem. He went above and beyond literally and addressed some issues in the attic that I had concerns about. Thank you Andy's Termite's!

Andy's did a neat job for our initial termite service, however, there was a recurrence within 18 months -- while still under warranty. Had Andy's come out to inspect, the representative said -- "no, this is just residual 'dust' from the initial infestation, not a reinfestation." I trusted him. Big mistake. Just after the warranty was up, noticed the same 'dust', had to get the house re-tented. Very disappointed in Andy's. Would not use them again.

I suggested two other pest control companies to my 83 year old mother but she went with them. She's very trusting. Andy told her she needed "repairs" before he could start. Two men came. They went into the garage without permission and dragged out old house paint whose color you can see degraded from green to blue which they slapped all over 3 sides of the house. They also painted the wood piece outside the door ( it was in perfect condition) Then presented her with a bill for $1900. She didn't even check on all this. I did and when I saw what they had done I told her to stop payment on the check. There was a " supervisor " who was supposed to be there all day he spent about an hour total all of which was on his phone. The workers told me they were day laborers ( I speak fluent Spanish having lived in several Spanish speaking countries) Andy sent some people out to fix the mess then gave her another bill for $1300. Outrageous, right? When she said that was ridiculous he took her to court and won. When it took her a few weeks to come up with the $1300. she got a letter that he was putting a lien on the house she has owned for 55 years. Read his reviews this is how he operates. He is a sociopath. He got in with a local realtor group and none of them have used him but they recommend him which is a travesty ( except one who gave him a horrible review) but that's how sociopaths operate they charm people then screw them. I just posted a few of the photos to give an idea. They did this on three walls of the house then pulled off a large chip in front when I complained.

I highly recommend Andy's Termites. I recently used their services to spot treat some termites in my home.Ken came to give me a quote on full tenting and spot treating. He was very professional, kind, and knowledgeable and gave me an honest opinion on whether I should tent or spot treat.The prices were competitive and came in lower than the company I've used in the past.I am happy with their service.

Andy and his team are so responsive, professional and honest. I am always so happy, as a Realtor, when recommending them to my clients. Andy goes out of his way to stay connected with our office, and is a wonderful part of our team!

Horrible follow up. If you are requesting a quote, there is no confirmation or asking to meet with anyone to go over your quote. Customer service is a joke. Avoid if possible.

Kenny was fantastic explaining the procedure of termite tenting. However those who installed the tent were destructive to our roof and broke tiles. They were throwing rolled tarps and equipment all over the roof without any concern. When my wife addressed them they either shrugged, ignored her or said, "it slipped." Accidents and mistakes occur but gross intended negligence and destruction are completely unacceptable.How convenient as there is a roof contractor listed in the paperwork for repairs as broken tiles are not covered by their service.It's sad to see two retirees get fleeced by negligent and downright abusive workers.Kenny, you're a great guy and a kind businessman. The guys who worked on the roof are a pathetic excuse for construction and what's worse is there are two guys on the roof now replacing the tiles broken by the company and two retirees must pay them for it.

I made an appointment 2-3 weeks in advance to have my deck inspected. The reason I booked it so far in advance is that I had to book a flight to be present for the inspection. I called a week before to double-check on the appointment time. 1-2 pm, they confirmed.On the day of the inspection, I arrived by plane/was driving in my rental car and called the office again to ask if I could push the appointment back by 15 minutes. They put me on hold for an unusually long amount of time for a Yes/No question, only for me to be told after the long wait that my appointment was nowhere on their schedule that day. I said, "No, it's right here on my calendar with notes. I spoke with you, specifically, because I wrote your name down. I wrote the name of the inspector down too. You knew I was flying in for this AND I called to confirm the time a week ago."They put me on hold again, came back and said "This appointment is *just* to look at your deck, right?" I asked "how do you have that information if you don't have my appointment?" She paused and offered, "we have the information about your deck in our system. We just don't have the appointment." I'll let the reader decide on the credibility of that explanation.The best they could do was offer me a possible window of time between 2-4 pm where I needed to standby and wait to see if they could accommodate me. I told them I already had another appointment for 3 pm and if they couldn't come before then, it wouldn't work for me. They still insisted they weren't sure they could work with my schedule, so I just would have to wait for their call.I'm leaving 2 stars because they did actually call and try to get me to meet them before 3pm, but by then, I'd moved onto other to-dos and wasn't feeling eager to work with a company that had made such a basic mistake.I found another great local termite contractor in the area who did the inspection, found other areas of rot and fungus. They worked with my schedule (waited for me to drive back up from San Diego on the morning of the job) treated everything chemically and did the wood-rebuilding themselves. The crew was timely, polite, and their front office had their act together. Their paintwork was thorough. I'm happy with the other company.

Andy's did a great job on our house. They explained everything patiently and thoroughly and they showed up on time. Once they left, there was no trace that they were there in the first place. We were very happy with their work.

Andy's should be ashamed! I pre paid for fumigation a month before the set date. They had me sign a contract and everything was good. Then on the day of the fumigation no one at Andy's communicated that we needed leave the gate unlocked for the Gas company to turn off the gas, so they had to cancel. Our entire house was boxed/bagged up and we had booked a hotel and boarding for our animals. We were stunned that no one at Andy's would give any type of courtesy call regarding the gas company coming that day. Remember folks, Andy's makes the reservation with the Gas Co. to come out and shut the gas off. You would think that Andy's would call to make sure on the day of the fumigation everything was prepared and ready to go. Now they're charging me a $300 cancellation fee. I find this absolutely ridiculous and hope you avoid doing business with them. Do yourself a favor and call a more reputable termite company that doesn't have to charge absurd fees if you cancel a service they don't provide. If this review helps one potential customer to Andy's then I've done my job!

Andy, the owner, is the most knowledgeable pest guy I have ever met. No only did he spend lots of time inspecting our home inside and out. He also took all the time necessary to explain everything to me in detail, show me our home had no issues, only minor cleanups. After all that, he refused to let me pay him for his time. He advised me "we don't charge for inspections". I will NEVER use another pest control company. Even if I move to another state. I will pay Andy's Termite to come to me.

These guys will Charge you hidden fees like "Convenience Fees". Id be cautious using this company again.

Do not hire them if you have a Spanish tile roof! They broke over 75 roof tiles costing us over $1500 in repairs! His workers are careless and have no clue how to walk on a spanish tile roof. The seller of the property ordered the tenting during escrow but did not pay for Andy's $600 insurance policy on behalf of us (the buyers). Now we are left to deal with Andy's damages. Even the roofer who is doing the repairs agrees that while some broken tiles are expected during the tenting process, Andy's crew was extremely reckless to break over 75 tiles.

Very happy we chose Andy's for our fumigation service! They made the process as easy and smooth as it can be, are professional and knowledgeable. I highly recommend them.

Kenny is the best! With the free house inspection we scheduled, he showed up on time and carefully inspected the whole house including attic and crawling space. Offered us professional suggestions and answered all our concerns.

As a client and as a realtor I do not recommend this company. Andy damaged my blinds and refused to take responsibility He repeatedly changed his story in conversation and emails.Our HOA hired them I think because they were less expensive than a reputable company.Also find it strange that my prior review has disappeared who is responsible for that?

My HOA hired Andy's termite to fumigate our entire condo complex. Bagging, moving things, getting your home tented for multiple days can be a stressful experience but Hannah and Andy's termite could not have been easier or better to work with. They went out of their way to make sure we were informed, gave us tips as best ways to go about everything and truly cared and understood what we were dealing with. If you have to go through this... use Andy's termite. Thanks Hannah - appreciate you!

I don't know why this business has less than 5 stars. Quick appointment, they called to confirm and Keny was on time. He did a perfect job, gave us great feedback on what was discovered and we moved on. I would definitely call them again. Highly recommended

This company is extremely professional, cost effective, and HONEST! I was particularly impressed with Don Paulsen, the inspector that assessed my house for termites. There was another company that was hired by the sellers and came back with all kinds of termite issues. but Andy's showed no such issues. I called Don and said I found that hard to believe that such an old house would have no termites, so he came back out at no charge and combed through the attic and subfloor, using the other company's report and photos. He found no such termite evidence! Apparently this happens all the time in the real estate industry, so BEWARE! I would highly recommend Don at Andy's Termite. I love doing business with honest and professional people!

I hired Andy's to tent a 34 unit HOA that I manage in Hermosa Beach, they where so organized, professional and on time. All the owner where completely satisfied! They have a great Team! Thank you Andy for your assistance with this project!

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