Most homeowners do not think about termite exterminators until they discover what they think might be the little critters invading. Arizona is home to a lot of termite exterminators and for good reason…we have a lot of termites. To many a termite is a termite and they are all hell bent on destroying homes. In fact more than 17 unique species can be found in the Grand Canyon State including one of the most destructive found in North America. While all share a common name (termite) and have an appetite for cellulose materials each species is distinctive. Our termites come in all sizes, shapes, colors and have different nesting habits.
Everyday 1000s of homes across the state come under attack from these micro sized wood eaters. Even more frightening is that many of these infestations will go undetected for months, years or in extreme cases decades. It does not take long for a healthy infestation to damage a home. Many infestations are not discovered until the resulting damage becomes visible.
Experienced termite exterminators will advise that the best protection against destruction is to have a yearly inspection. Getting an inspection from a professional will alert you to the presence of the critters and conditions around your home that are conducive to getting the little monsters. Merely correcting those conditions can be enough to keep termites away.
Consumers should use caution when selecting an exterminator as levels of experience and training are all across the board in Arizona. Most termite exterminators are familiar with the more common subterranean type termites and should recognize the tell tale signs of infestation (mud tubes). Few have the experience to detect the subtle signs of infestation by less common types. Missing any infestation is a recipe for disaster and leaves a homeowner with a false sense of security.
Preventative type services may seem attractive to concerned homeowners. In most cases they are a waste of money, give a false sense of security and needlessly expose a household to harsh chemicals. Because each species is different effective treatment methods must be specific to the target species. For example a treatment for the more common subterranean termites provides no protection against dry wood and other types of termites. So unless you can accurately predict what type of termites will invade, when and where a preventative type service only benefits the company selling the service.
Bills Pest Termite Control is your hometown exterminator and Arizona’s termite experts. Our termite exterminators are among the most experienced and best trained in the Grand Canyon State. We provide free inspections and evaluations. Our services are safe, effective, affordable and guaranteed. As a trusted local exterminator for over three generations you will have peace of mind when it comes to Arizona termites. For more information about exterminators Phoenix give us a call.