Termites


NAME: SUBTERRANEAN TERMITE
SPECIES: Reticulitermesflavipes
LENGTH: 6mm
LIKES: Dead plants and wood
HIDEOUTS: Underground, foundations
SKILL-SET: $1 billion per year in property damages

Know your termite…!

There are over 2,300 species of termite in the world.
In the Portland Oregon and Vancouver Washington areas we’ve got two big problem wood destroyers:

The Subterranean Termite and the Dampwood Termite.

It’s vital to get a positive ID on the type so our professional employees can treat the problem accordingly.

Both eat wood and destroy your home and both have one queen per colony which can lay tens of thousands of eggs in its lifetime, so which is which?

Easy! The way we at Antworks Pest Control can tell these two species apart is by the way they build their colonies and the way they use the wood of your home.

The Nuisance

Subterranean termite colonies are hard to locate being underground.
Because they like to keep their nests moist they’ll cover their tracks.
They create a series of chambers and tunnels under your house which can lead to serious structural damage.
They’ll work their way from the ground up if the conditions are conducive!

If you have a subterranean termite infestation you might see signs of:

  • Termite mud tubes
  • Damaged wood
  • Injured trees in the vicinity
  • Hollow-sounding walls
  • Blistering and warping of wood surfaces
  • Swarmers
  • Piles of shed wings

But by the time you see these signs it’s more than likely too late for you to do anything about it using just shop bought extermination control.

You need to act fast and call us – 855-268-9675 (855-ANTWORK)!

And check out our range of services for home defense and extermination.

You Need Us, Call Us…Anytime. No Obligation. No Contract.

If left uncontrolled the situation will quickly get out of hand.

The Treatment

Our skilled employees use the same slow acting, non-repellent material they use for ants and other social insects. We’ll also treat the soil below the problem area and make recommendations to follow up.

Home Defense

When you know what subterranean termites love and how they get about it’s easy to control their return. We guarantee our pest control services with a ONE-TIME treatment that is cost effective and environmentally safe. But we also want to help you identify risks to future infestations, so why not try the following:

  • Remove deadwood or decaying timber
  • Don’t let wood on your home contact the soil
  • Keep gutters clean and avoid standing water
  • Check pipe and electrical conduit openings and seal up

NAME: DAMPWOOD TERMITE
SPECIES: Neotermescastaneus
LENGTH: 20mm
LIKES: Dead plants and wet wood
HIDEOUTS: Wood in contact with ground
SKILL-SET: Colonies can reach 4,000 individuals.
Know your termite…

All species of termites have evolved to survive environmental extremes.
The high precipitation levels we have in the Portland Oregon and Vancouver Washington areas provide breeding conditions for the dampwood termite.
They’re just as much of a problem to homeowners as their subterranean cousins.

It’s vital to get a positive ID on the type so our professional employees can treat the problem accordingly…and we’ve got some useful guiders to help you.

Both eat wood and destroy your home and both have one queen per colony which can lay tens of thousands of eggs in its lifetime, so which is which?

Double Easy! The way we can tell these two species apart is by the way they build their colonies and the way they use the wood of your home…

The Nuisance

Dampwood termites are found in areas with damp or soaked wood, hence their name.
They can invade damp wood that’s touching the ground and make chambers in it.
Just as with the subterranean type, if the conditions are optimal colonies of dampwood termites can become very large and can cause extensive property damage.

If you have a dampwood termite infestation you might see signs of:

  • Internally smooth hollowed out wood structures
  • Hollow-sounding walls
  • Swarmers
  • Piles of shed wings

But by the time you see these signs it’s more than likely too late for you to do anything about it using just shop bought extermination control like termiticdes.

You need to act fast and call us – 855-268-9675 (855-ANTWORK)!

And check out our range of services for home defense and extermination. [Link: http://allaboutants.net/services/]

You Need Us, Call Us…Anytime. No Obligation. No Contract.

If left uncontrolled the situation will quickly get out of hand.

The Treatment

Our skilled employees use the same slow acting, non-repellent material they use for ants and other social insects. It is also best to remove the infested wood and address the problems that are causing the wood to get wet in the first place.

Home Defense

When you know what dampwoodtermites love and how they get about it’s easy to control their return. We guarantee our pest control services with a ONE-TIME treatment that is cost effective and environmentally safe. But we also want to help you identify risks to future infestations, so why not try the following:

  • Address plumbing issues
  • Avoid areas of standing water
  • Remove deadwood or decaying timber
  • Don’t let wood on your property contact the soil
  • Keep gutters clean
  • Check pipe and electrical conduit openings and seal up

And one more thing

Dampwood termites need moisture to survive. This makes them marginally easier to treat than the other species.
Eliminating their source of water from pipes and roofs can prevent repeat infestations.
What’s more, if you keep piles of debris, soil or wood that could potentially become wet or rotten, then moving this to a safe distance from your property will also prove a good line in home defense.