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Troy did a wonderful job. I really like him, and thought he went over and beyond to help me out. He is a very nice and considerate young man. Service with ABC has been great!

- Wanda
How do you treat for termites?

ABC will inspect your home and the surrounding area for the potential signs listed above. If any damaged areas are found, we apply a liquid treatment zone.

The materials that we use are both ingestion and contact effective. This means that termites walk through the liquid or ingest it and bring it back to their colony. The uninfected termites in the nest will ingest the liquid through sharing food with infected termites.

Are the products you use friendly for pets and children?

Our low-impact products and methods are carefully selected with the welfare of your family in mind. In addition to our IPM (Integrated Pest Management) approach, we assure that all pest control substances are applied responsibly and in a concealed manner.

We will not carry out any pest control treatment without your consent, and your Pest Control Specialist will be available to answer any questions you may have about our products and methods.

What type of damage can termites cause?

Termites feed on a variety of wood materials, but most commonly destroy structural timber in homes and buildings. Colonies of termites range in size from 1,000 to 5,000,000. Because they are so small, termites only need a fraction of an inch to begin colonizing and destroying your home. Once they’re in, termite colonies can move and build tunnels up to 100 yards from their central nesting area. These tunnels and nests can cause structural instability over time.

How do I know if I have termites in my home?

Because termites live and work within the walls or floors of your home, it might be difficult for the untrained eye to spot termite damage. However, a couple of things to look for include:

  • Mud shelters or tubes over a solid object. Some species of termites travel in these tunnels and use them as protection from the environment and predators.
  • Chambers that have been chewed into the wood structures of your home
  • Floors or ceilings that appear swollen or buckling. This is sometimes mistaken for water or mold damage.

Termites can cause severe damage to homes and other structures. Often by the time a maze of pathways is visible to a homeowner, the termite colony is large and growing stronger. If any of the above signs are present in your home, contact a professional right away to begin a treatment plan.

How does ABC prevent termites from returning?

We want you to know that ABC has your back when it comes to termite control. That’s why we install termite monitoring systems as part of our comprehensive treatment plan. This includes stations around the perimeter of your home to detect any new termite intruders before they have a chance to move in. In addition, we inspect the plumbing areas inside the home where termites invade. 

ABC will return to your home every quarter to check on the monitoring stations and the overall structure. If any new termite colonies are detected, our treatment process will begin again.

Termite eradication is an ongoing process, and that’s why customer satisfaction is in our warranty.

Our ABC promise: if the termites come back, so will we.

What can I do to prevent termites?

There are a few things you can do to deter your property from termites colonizing. If you are building a new home, we recommend installing the Termimesh control system. It is the only 100% effective way to prevent termite infestations.

To protect your current residence, we also recommend you do the following:

  • Keep firewood, lumber, or mulch piles at least 20 feet away from your home or other buildings
  • If possible, keep things like firewood and lumber on a pallet so they are not resting directly on the ground
  • Fill in cracks or holes in siding as soon as you find them