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We understand that at the first sign of a termite infestation, you want a pest control professional on your property. ABC takes every effort to schedule an inspection at the earliest opportunity to halt termite damage and begin a monitoring program to get your home the protection it needs.
You can expect your ABC inspector to:
- Ask you questions about why you believe you have termites on your property.
- Examine your home and yard for evidence of termites or the damage they cause.
- Look for entry points that the termites could have used to gain entry to the wood in or around your living structures.
- Answer any questions you have about our treatment program, the process and our results.
- Take note of any factors that are unique to your home that could make you more susceptible to termite activity.
Once the inspector is done, ABC will create a customized treatment plan. Upon approval, your first treatment call will be scheduled.
In addition to helping home and business owners control nearly any type of common pest, ABC has a proven track record of providing effective, friendly termite control in the Tyler area.
Tyler residents can rely on ABC's experienced pest control professionals to perform:
Every year subterranean termites swarm to establish a new colony, making it critical that homeowners have their home inspected annually for any new termite activity. An ABC team member will examine your home for evidence of wood-destroying insects (WDIs) and any damage they may have done.
Termite Treatment & Monitoring
If you find a termite on your property, or suspect you may have a problem, you’ll want to have a professional treat your home quickly to prevent any further damage. ABC uses Termidor, a product which bonds to the soil to create a barrier that termites cannot detect. When applying this product, our experts will pay extra attention to common problem areas, including where your plumbing enters your slab.
Termidor is a non-repellent which is odor-free. When subterranean termites tunnel through treated soil, these destructive pests will be exposed to the lethal ingredients in the product. Within three months, studies show that Termidor will eradicate your termite population. Even better, long-term research indicates that Termidor is still effective more than ten years after treatment.
Controlling a termite infestation is impossible without eliminating the entire colony, which can grow to be over a million members. To make sure no colony members remain, ABC’s pest control experts will install monitoring stations around your property that contain cellulose-based tablets, a preferred source of food for termites. These tablets contain targeted inhibitors that halt colony growth by preventing termites from molting or producing eggs. Technicians will return to your property to check the stations for any signs of termite activity. Our experts will also inspect your property to ensure that you are protected from a termite infestation.
Termite Damage Repair Plan
One of the hardest aspects of a termite infestation is that damage is often not covered under your homeowners' policy. That's why ABC offers our customers a special damage repair plan with some ongoing termite contracts. If your property sustains damage while under that program, you will be eligible for compensation so that you can make necessary repairs.
Our entomologists and pest control professionals perform extensive research on the products available on the market before adding them to our residential termite control service offerings. In addition to needing to meet our standards of being both effective and low impact, we promise to only use products in your home that we would use in our own.
Your family’s well-being is our top priority, so our technicians would be happy to address any questions or concerns you have prior to treatment.
Yes, ABC performs routine inspections in Tyler for wood-destroying insects. As a matter of fact, we recommend inspections annually to ensure there are no signs of termites around your home. If you suspect that you may have a WDI infestation, give us a call and we will send an inspector to your home as quickly as your schedule permits. If we do confirm you have a termite problem, we can advise you on next steps, and upon approval, implement proven pest control treatments.
Unfortunately, seeing even one termite is a cause for concern. If you spot one of these destructive pests, you probably have an entire colony, which can have hundreds of thousands of members. Termites feed 24/7 when they find wood via underground tunnels. Many times, when you see a termite in your home, it is because a colony is expanding and a scout is in search for a new home. You want to make sure the search ends before a colony becomes established, since that's when damage is multiplied.
Homeowners often confuse swarming termites with flying ants. Each insect impacts your home in different ways and requires different types of treatments. Before you make an incorrect assumption and risk investing in a control strategy for the wrong pest, let ABC identify the pest in your home and craft a customized treatment plan for you.
The best way to prevent termites is by making your home as uninviting to these destructive pests as possible.
You can make your property less desirable by:
- Keeping drains and gutters free of leaves and other debris.
- Checking your home for leaks on your roof, broken gutters and dripping faucets or water lines and making any needed repairs to minimize moisture sources.
- Grading the soil around your house so that water drains away from your foundation.
- Keeping wood, such as firewood, mulch, scrap lumber and sawdust away from the side of your house.
- Moving any wooden decorative elements that are leaning against your home, such as a trellis, further away from your home’s exterior.
- Keeping wood siding, stucco and foam board at least six inches off the ground.
- Preventing humidity in your crawl spaces.
When one of our pest control experts come to your home, you can receive additional advice based on any unique characteristics on your property that could make you more susceptible to an infestation.
While you can purchase products that claim to control termites, the dangers associated with these pests is not to be taken lightly. Our skilled experts are trained to treat your home with professional grade products that have been proven to keep your home protected. Also, due to our years of experience working in East Texas, we know where to find these pests and what methods are best to eliminate them.
You can feel safe when our professionals come to your home, as all ABC employees must go through drug testing and a criminal background check before getting hired. In addition, our hiring process is rigorous. We are committed to hiring only the best of the best because we believe in treating your home as if it was our own. Our loyal customers tell us that they stay with ABC because of our friendly, high-quality pest control services.