Termite Damage and Protection

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Termite Control

Based on the layout of your home and the degree of termite infestation, Bugs-B-Gone will create a customized treatment plan tailored for your home or business. Our highly trained technicians will begin with a thorough examination, including checking for crawl space moisture, foundations for wood debris and other risk factors that may attract an infestation. Followed by a prescribed plan in accordance to the specific construction type, using either liquid treatment or baiting. With a science based approach, we offer a wide range of termite programs to ensure the most effective results.

Termite Basics

Termites are known as "silent destroyers" because of their ability to chew through wood, flooring and even wallpaper undetected. There are about 2,000 known termite species in the world. Each year, termites cause more than $5 billion in property damage. Termites invade homes by crossing from their colonies in yards to foundations through cracks or gaps around pipes and wires, giving the pests access inside. They are drawn to above ground locations in the house that remain damp enough to support their need for moist conditions, without having to return to the soil.

All termites consume cellulose-based plant materials, making all homes susceptible to infestation, regardless of their construction type. There are three major types of termites found in the United States: subterranean, drywood and dampwood. Each type of termite has its own dietary preferences.


  • Subterranean termites prefer softwoods but may invade most species of wood.
  • Dampwood termites generally stay close to the ground, but will choose moist, decaying wood anywhere it is found.
  • Drywood termites are often found in attics and require little moisture in the wood they eat.

Termite Prevention

Be aware of signs for a possible termite infestation including wood that sounds hollow when tapped, mud tubes on exterior surfaces or a temporary swarm of winged insects around soil near your home.

Small steps make a big difference in termite prevention and sustaining an effective termite treatment plan. Start by eliminating moisture conditions and termite food around your home. These simple steps make your home a less attractive target, helping deter termites.


  • Repair leaking faucets, water pipes and A/C unit
  • Divert water from foundation
  • Keep gutters and downspouts clean
  • Remove excessive plant cover and wood mulch
  • Get rid of standing water on roof
  • Keep all vents clear and open
  • Seal entry points around water and utility lines or      pipes
  • Keep firewood, lumber or paper away from foundation or      crawl space
  • Get rid of stumps and debris near house
  • Place screens on outside vents
  • Check decks and wooden fences for damage