“Every home is Phoenix should be inspected for termites at least once a year…regardless of whether it has been treated or not.”
Desert Termites are the most common termite found in the Metro Phoenix area. Although capable of invading your home or business they are typically found outside on wood fences, tree trunks, or wood debris left on the ground. Desert Termites normally live below ground, surfacing after rain fall or heavy watering, building thin sheets of soil over food source(s). Because Desert Termites are larger than our native subterranean termites their above ground shelter tubes are much larger in diameter. Shelter tubes are often found in home crawl spaces.
Control of Desert Termites when they invade a structure is similar to treatment methods used for native subterranean termites. Treatment to areas away from a structure is best achieved by monthly or bi-monthly spray(s).
Native Subterranean termites are the second most common termites Phoenix. They are number one when it comes to termites that invade structures and cause damage. Native Subterranean termites are the smallest of Arizona termites and can be distinguished by the narrow shelter tubes constructed from their nest to food sources.
Control of Subterranean termites is best achieved by creating a continuous barrier around a structure exterior and treating the soil below interior access points such as stress cracks, expansion joints and plumbing traps. It’s important that all areas are treated and a termiticide that offers the longest residual in our Sonoran Desert is selected.
Dry wood Termites are often found in areas of the Valley of the Sun. Dry wood Termites do not require contact with soil and live within the wood they infest. They are larger than most termites found in Arizona and a small colony can do a lot of damage if left unchecked. Dry wood Termites are not often seen leaving an experience Termite Inspector to look for damaged wood or fecal droppings to detect a Dry wood Termite infestation.
Depending upon the severity of Dry wood Termite infestation structures can be treated by tent fumigation or direct wood applications. Tent fumigations are expensive and inconvenient for homeowners as they must vacate their home for 3-4 days and remove items from the interior. Direct wood applications offer a homeowner a cost effective treatment with long term protection against future re-infestations.
If you have termites Phoenix or suspect a infestation…the first step is to call for a termite inspection. An experienced Termites Phoenix inspector will be able to determine if you have an active infestation, identify the species and recommend proper control methods. If termites are not present the inspector can point out areas that are conducive to infestation and recommend correction.
Bills Pest Termite Control has been a trusted name in Termites Phoenix control for nearly three decades. We provide free yearly termite inspections, free estimates and second opinions. Bills will only recommend the service(s) that you need. No upselling or hidden fees. We use the safest, most effective products that offer the longest protection.
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