We’ve all heard the horror stories of termites eating through walls and houses falling apart because of termites. You definitely don’t want them on your property. After all, you’ve invested a lot in your home. What will happen if it’s ruined by an infestation of tiny wood-eating bugs? Thankfully, things don’t have to go that far. Contact the professionals at Fox Pest Control, and we’ll take care of your termite problem.
You might already know for sure that you have a termite problem. But here are a couple of the most common signs of a termite infestation in Lancaster.
Termites use these cylinder-shaped pathways to travel along exposed areas while foraging for food. These might look like branches of dried mud attached to the side of poles, house foundations, metal fences, and other places.
Swarmers are winged termites that a well-established colony produces once or twice every year.
After their initial flight, the swarmers lose their wings. These can be found virtually anywhere, but they’re most commonly found nearest the nest.
Since termites eat wood from the inside out, damage is difficult to detect. It might show as bubbling wallpaper or hollow or weakened wood.
Frass is termite droppings, which look like tiny wood grains or sawdust. They are sometimes found near a hole in the wood where the termites dump their droppings.
The Sentricon® system is like no other termite control. It uses termites’ very nature — their constant foraging in search of food — against them. Worker termites find the bait in the Sentricon® stations while foraging, and share it with the queen and other colony members. Sentricon® stops the process of molting which ultimately affects the queen and reproduction and kills the workers. The colony then crumbles and is eliminated.
After a technician inspects your property, stations are placed around your home. Utilizing Always Active™ technology, the Recruit® HD bait is immediately available. In-ground stations have a visible service cover only opened by a special key.
Preferring the bait nearly 10 times more than wood, worker termites discover and quickly share their find within the colony. Noviflumuron is the active ingredient in Sentricon®. Noviflumuron prevents termites from maturing through molting.
Unable to molt, termites die. And when the colony dies, the queen isn’t too far behind. Like a captain going down with the ship, despite the resolve to survive, there’s just no hope.
Imagine worry-free, 24/7 protection now and well into the future. All it takes is your original bait stations and ongoing service from a technician. For what it’s worth, termites prefer you opt out of this offering.
No digging or trenching
No structural drilling
No need to treat the soil
No scheduling hassles
Think you have a termite problem? Call Fox Pest Control for a free Lancaster termite control quote.
Your technician will conduct a thorough pest control inspection of your home and property in order to provide a customized termite treatment plan that will be most effective for your situation.
You will receive a detailed report of the service provided and helpful recommendations to remain termite free.
We come back regularly throughout the year to ensure the termites don’t come back. If you see any termite activity between your regularly scheduled service, simply give us a call. We’ll come back for free!
Termite damage is not covered by home insurance, and treating termites on your own is a daunting and monumental task.
Professionals have the tools and equipment necessary to perform thorough inspections and apply environmentally responsible products that will keep the termites out for good.
Termite treatment professionals train thoroughly to receive the proper certifications and the approval to perform termite treatment procedures.
It’s not a good idea to try to get rid of termites on your own. Non-professional efforts to get rid of termites easily waste time and money.
Termite professionals require thorough training and experience before they can treat termites on their own. Some termite treatments require drilling, digging, tens or even hundreds of gallons of termiticides and years of specialized training and experience.
Every year, termites cause an average of $5 billion in damage repair costs to homes throughout the country — and none of those damages are covered by insurance. Millions of homes are affected by termites every year.
Termites can remain undetected in a house for as many as 8-10 years.
Termites don’t sleep at all, although they might slow down or stop if the temperature is cold enough. In the right conditions, they are able to eat at a home constantly, 24/7.
In the wild, termites eat damaged and rotting wood and help return the nutrients and chemicals that are locked inside dead wood back into the earth. Without wood-eating insects like termites, the world would literally suffocate under the amount of dead plant material in it.
Termites help prevent fires in some ways. Termites help clean up dead plant material like dead trees and fallen logs before it begins to decompose.
When dead plant material piles up, humidity and bacteria slowly increase inside the heap. Eventually, these natural compost piles get hot and dry and spontaneously burst into flame.
Wings: Ants have four wings of different lengths, with the front wings being longer than the hind wings. Termites have four wings of the same length.
Antenna: Ant antennae have an elbow bend in the middle. Termites have straight antennae that look like a string of beads.
The “Waist”: Ant bodies have a thin “waist” where the abdomen connects to the rest of the body. Termites have a thick “waist” that makes it look like it doesn’t have a waist.
We have never needed pest control in the past and we randomly called Fox. We couldn't be happier with Phil the technician that came to service our home. Phil was extremely knowledgeable, thorough and patient. He answered all of our questions and put us at ease. If all of Fox's technicians are like Phil then you'll be in good hands.
– Anthony Falzone
Posted December 12th 2019
We've been using FOX for the last few years for seasonal pest maintenance. Every time we see some sort of pest activity outside our regular seasonal treatment, they come quick and take care of it. The workers are always kind and courteous and answer my questions and concerns. We've recommended this company to a number of family and friends who have also used FOX for treatment.
– Tara Canaan
Posted December 1st 2019
We have only experienced outstanding service from our techs, especially Sterling. He is very respectful and so sweet!! Good communication from their main office too! Happy customer, will recommend to friends in our area :)
– Tina Le
Posted December 8th 2019
If a Fox Pest Control customer has an infestation of covered pests between regularly scheduled Home Protection Plan treatments, we will come back and perform targeted treatments to get rid of the pest at no charge. If Fox Pest Control cannot resolve the problem after three such targeted treatments, we will cheerfully refund the customer’s last monthly subscription fee, as long as all other terms of the agreement have been met.
And if you see any pest activity between your regularly scheduled treatments, simply give us a call; we'll come back at no additional charge.
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