Portsmouth's Best Termite Professionals

For owners with structures made of or containing wood, the threat posed by termites is ever-present. These wood-destroying pests can cause a staggering amount of damage. Most termites form swarms in February; during this time, winged reproductive termites may be visible in or outside of structures. Once the swarms have discovered a suitable area, they will land, shed their wings, and mate, starting a new colony. 

Noticing Signs of an Infestation

Termites are often drawn towards lights and can be spotted around windows or doors. The presence of dirt tubes on foundation walls is another sign of termites infesting a structure. You might notice signs of damaged wood along the grain or scattered pieces of soil around plaster and drywall.  

 

While internal signs of termite infestation might be visible, the external signs aren't always visible. These pests can go entirely unnoticed for years, feeding underneath the floorboards and behind the walls. That's why our staff assists in providing the means to identify signs of termite activity and infestations.  

New Building Termite Protection Plan

We know we're more than capable of handling any pests that show up, but we also know our customers would rather not have to deal with infestations. That's why we can help you take preventative measures beforehand, starting from when you construct a brand-new building. Together, we can help devise a pre-treatment termite plan using various strategies to protect your brand-new building. The pre-treatment plans include the base, supportive structures in and around the building, which will be much harder to access later.  

 

When pre-treatment is instituted early on and maintained throughout the building process, it can help make these new buildings less susceptible to termites. That includes ensuring debris is removed and moisture penetration to prevent bugs from making homes within your home or business.  

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Exterminate the Termite Problems

If an infestation is found in your home or building, our expert team of exterminators can help devise an effective termite treatment plan. Employing the two most common termite treatments we use liquid termiticides and termite bait stations.  

When using liquid termiticides, the chemical is applied directly in the soil, creating a barrier between the termites in the ground and your home or building. The barrier created prevents any new termites from gaining entry and will prevent the existing termites in the walls from returning to the soil. When professionally applied, this method protects your buildings from termites for a minimum of five years.  

Baiting stations are a mixture of appealing foods, like paper or cardboard, and slow-acting chemicals lethal to termites that attract and eliminate these pests. When installed in areas around the building, the termites will come in contact with the bait and bring it back to the colony where it will be shared. Once distributed, over time, the termites will be exposed and die off.  

Tackle Portsmouth termite pest control problems with the expert help of Ohio Pest Control.   

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Certified Sentricon Specialists In Ohio

The Sentricon® Colony Elimination System with Always Active™ technology is the most reliable and effective means of permanently eliminating subterranean termite colonies commercially available today. Ohio’s Pest Control's termite experts are certified Sentricon Specialists™, which means we’re licensed and authorized to install the Sentricon system around homes and businesses throughout the midwest. 

How Does Sentricon System Work?

 The Sentricon System with Always Active™ technology is a baiting system scientifically designed to eliminate entire subterranean termite colonies permanently. It works by taking advantage of termites’ normal foraging behavior. Stations are placed in the ground around the structure and begin protecting your home or business right away, thanks to Sentricon’s Always Active™ technology. Recruit HD termite bait is placed in all stations upon installation, making it immediately available for termites. Termites quickly locate the stations and begin feeding. The active ingredient in the bait, noviflumuron, prevents termites from molting. When termites can’t molt, they can’t grow and they die. Without workers to bring it food, the queen also dies, ending the colony. 

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