Termite Control in Chesapeake, VA
Thorough Inspections & Treatment
Termites cause damage to millions of homes in the United States every year. Our team of Chesapeake termite control experts have seen this first hand. Subterranean termites live under the ground, until they enter your home in search of their favorite food source: the wood inside your home or business. That is why at Hawk Mosquito & Pest, LLC, we offer efficient, speedy, and friendly service for termite control in Chesapeake, VA and surrounding areas.
How Long Does it Take Termites to Die After Treatment?
The amount of time it takes for treatment to fully kill off the queen and colony depends on the type of treatment you choose. The most common treatments used are sprays and bait – the spray treatment can be quicker to start, killing termites in the area within a couple of days. However, depending on the severity of the infestation and number of queens/colonies you're dealing with, it's harder to gauge exactly when it will completely get rid of your problem. This is one of the reasons why we use the Sentricon bait system. While it may not kill off some termites quite as quickly as a spray, it provides a far more direct approach because the workers will carry the bait back to their colony and queen, killing the problem at its source.
If you suspect a termite problem, call (757) 551-9933for a free quote on termite control services in Chesapeake, VA.
Termites Cause Serious Damage
Termites travel up from the ground and through tiny holes in the foundation to get in your home. Once inside, they begin to chew through the wood that is found under your floors and behind the drywall on your walls and ceilings. Because they are constantly foraging for food, a termite infestation can result in severe and widespread damage to the structure of your home.
Termites can destroy:
- Wood framing
- Support beams
According to The National Pest Management Association, termites cause more than $5 billion in property damage throughout the United States each year. Our Chesapeake termite control pros are committed to eliminating and preventing termite problems and the harmful damage they cause.
Recognizing the Signs of a Termite Problem
The best thing you can do to prevent widespread damage to your home is to identify termite problem early. One reason termites are able to cause such severe structural damage is that they are hiding behind your walls and under your floors, silently eating through the wood and destroying the structural integrity of your home. It is important to recognize the signs of a termite problem to get ahead of it and stop them before they cause even more damage.
You may have a termite problem if you notice:
- Shed termite wings on windowsills
- Shelter tubes coming up from the ground
- Subterranean tunnels
- Tiny holes in wood surfaces
- Sagging floors
- Termite frass
A professional termite inspection is the most reliable way to detect termites. Our experts know what to look for and how to identify termite damage. We can provide a termite inspection and reliable termite control in Chesapeake, VA to eradicate the pests to stop them from damaging your home and prevent termite infestations.
Effective Treatment with Sentricon
Our goal is always to provide the most effective treatment for the specific types of pests that are causing problems for our customers. For termites, we have chosen to use the Sentricon system. This bait system has been scientifically engineered to enter the colony’s food chain. Active termites feed on the bait, which prevents them from maturing. This is effective for eliminating the whole colony, including the queen.
If our inspection finds evidence of termites, we can place bait stations around your home where termites will find them. The workers of the colony are attracted to the bait and share it with the colony. This innovative system provides 24 hour protection from termites, including treating the problem you already have and preventing new termite infestations.
When you need help with a termite problem, call (757) 551-9933 for an inspection and free estimate.