Termites | DC Scientific Pest Control



Termite (order Isoptera) – A whitish, ant-like social insect mainly found in warm and tropical regions. Known across most of the world to feed on wood and causing damage to homes, buildings and trees. Referred to as a “white ant” in some parts of the world.

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$5 billion; that’s how much damage is caused every year in the U.S. due to termites. A colony of termites can devour a piece of 2×4 wood within six months and can be eating away at your home’s foundation almost undetected. What’s worse, most homeowner’s insurance won’t cover termite damage. That’s why it’s so important to know what to be on the lookout for.

Most species of termites like to live in a damp, dark location underground or behind walls.

What are the warning signs? A few things to be on watch for are:

  • Cracks and sagging in wood
  • Sawdust-like piles left around woodwork. Check in corners and at the base of walls.
  • Some termites will create very thin “mud tubes” in the dirt that can lead to your home.
  • In the spring and fall, reproductive termites will grow wings and fly in a swarm.

We can protect your home from termites using the Sentricon Termite Colony Elimination System. This long-term protection can eliminate subterranean termite colonies without being a burden to your or your family.

Prevent costly termite damage to your home or business. Have peace of mind with DC Scientific’s friendly & professional termite control services to help protect you and your family!

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