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In the Southeastern United States, termites are a serious problem; so much so that it isn't a matter of if you'll have these insects attack your property, but a matter of when.
Both subterranean and drywood termites cost U.S. property owners billions of dollars in damage every year, especially in the humid, subtropical climate of Florida and Georgia.
Throughout our extensive service areas at McCall Service, termites are one of the most destructive pests we battle. Fortunately, it’s a battle that can be won.
Here are the termite treatment options we use to successfully control these wood-destroying organisms:
Subterranean termites come up from the ground to attack a home, and they can travel the distance of a football field to get there. As wide-reaching pests that are hard to detect, termites can feed on your structure for years without being noticed. But, since they come up from underground, strategically placed bait stations are the perfect way to meet this pest problem head-on.
In the war against termites, nothing is more powerful than McCall’s Sentricon® System with Always Active™.
This award-winning bait system doesn't just stop termites from damaging man-made structures, it uses worker termites against the colony that sent them.
The Sentricon System’s bait is scientifically proven to be more appealing to termites than wood, meaning that any food-motivated termite nearby will be lured in with ease.
This system doesn't just stop termites in their tracks, either. It’s also a vital tool for pest professionals to monitor termite activity. When bait is taken, a professional will be able to analyze the threat level. If the threat is great, they may suggest a chemical barrier for a period of time. This will ensure complete protection until the termite threat has been completely neutralized.
Sometimes it’s necessary to treat termites directly, especially in cases where drywood termites have invaded a structure. For these infestations, we use strategic placement of a termiticide—a product that’s injected into areas of infestation that works to kill termites on contact. When applied by a professional, it can be used to effectively combat any present termite threat.
Here are a few ways termiticide works:
This is a directly applied treatment, meaning it’s the ideal choice if you already have an infestation in your home. It will work quickly to kill all termite invaders.
Termiticide applications make termite workers actual carriers for the treatment. When one worker picks it up, it spreads termiticide to other termites, much like a virus.
Unlike some methods, termiticides will not disrupt your family's routine. This treatment option can be done without displacing the occupants of a home, apartment, or business.
Looking to press the reset button on termites in one fell swoop? Fumigation is your go-to termite treatment option. When an infestation is widespread throughout a structure, fumigation may be the only way to make sure the entire colony of termites is destroyed.
During a fumigation, our team will measure the volume of space in your property and calculate exactly how much fumigant is needed to administer adequate concentration levels. After the structure is completely surveyed, it will be sealed tight and the fumigants will be released for the span of time required to kill all insects present.
Here are a few things you should know about fumigation:
Fumigation can be used to treat an entire structure or an individual piece of furniture.
Fumigation use gasses that must be contained. These gases are harmful to humans, but they will not be present when you return to the structure.
When done by a professional, fumigation is 100% safe.
Don't wait for termites to sink their teeth into your home or business. Let McCall Service keep your property safe with ongoing, proactive termite protection that works. Reach out to us today to get started!