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Subterranean Termites in Utah
Several subterranean species are native to Utah, but their biology and activity are essentially the same.
Signs of termite infestations are very difficult to spot. Termites can tunnel hundreds of feet to reach a desired feeding spot. As termites feed on the wood and other cellulose-based materials in your home or building, they can seriously weaken the structure. Termites, if left untreated over a long period of time can cause your home or commercial property to become structurally unstable.
Even properties built primarily of brick or stone are susceptible to termite Infestations. Wood and other cellulose-based materials are abundant in every home, including those built of brick and stone. It makes very little difference how your home or building is constructed or the type of foundation, termites (if present) can find a way in your home and make it their feeding ground. It is estimated that Termites cause more than $5 billion annually in damage across the United States – more than tornadoes, hurricanes, and fires combined.
Even cold weather offers no protection as termites are found as far north as Canada. In fact, cold weather only makes termites burrow deeper into the warmth of your home or building. As you can see from the map, termites are present in all areas of the United States.
Subterranean termites are one of the most damaging types of termites and live in colonies in the soil. Each colony is built around a king and queen, whose sole purpose is reproduction. Most of the termites that comprise the colony are worker termites – it’s the worker termites that cause all the damage. Worker termites search for food sources and share their findings with others in the colony. They are busy at work 24 hours a day, seven days a week, attacking the structure of your home or commercial property.
Real Estate/Termite Inspection Report
Guardian can issue a WDI (Wood Destroying) Inspection Report. Also referred to as a “Termite Inspection Report.” We can take care of your real estate inspection needs in a timely manner. We will thoroughly inspect the interior and exterior of your home for termites, and other wood destroying insects. Upon completing the inspection, Guardian will provide you with the necessary paperwork for your real estate closing. In the event that problems are detected, we will provide you with a detailed report outlining the problem areas, a written plan with advice on taking care of the problem, and a competitive bid. To request a Wood Destroying Inspection Report, please contact us.
Liquid Barrier & Treatment System
Guardian uses Termidor® – America’s first 100% termite solution. Termidor® is a new type of non-repellent termite barrier control that has faced rigorous and thorough testing by US and foreign researches. Without exception, Termidor® consistently returns 100% effective results whenever and wherever it was used. For more information about Guardian Pest Controls Liquid Barrier & Treatment System, please contact us.
Termite Monitoring and Baiting System
Guardian Pest Control can install underground termite monitoring stations every twenty feet around your property. Every time a service is performed, each station is inspected for termite activity. If termites are detected, termite bait is installed into the station. Termite bait will continue to be added by our termite specialist until no consumption is made by the termites. For more information about Guardians Termite Monitoring and Baiting System, give us a call today or fill out our online form.
If you are building a home or commercial property, you should be aware that the best time to treat for termites is before the slab/foundation is poured.
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Many people don’t become aware and concerned about termites until they see the obvious signs of their home being eaten out from under them. The time to do something about termites is now, to handle any current infestation and/or to prevent any possibility of future problems, Call us for a free inspection and/or estimate before you have extensive rebuilding to do.
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