Subterranean Termite Solutions by MightyMite Termite
At MightyMite Termite, our team of seasoned professionals has set the standard for termite extermination. We are a locally-owned and -operated company that is fully licensed, bonded, and insured for your peace of mind. With over a decade of experience being a full-service termite and wood-destroying organism treatment company, our team is able to quickly diagnose and treat infestations with the safest and most effective methods in the industry. If you require the help of a qualified termite exterminator at your commercial or residential property, don’t hesitate to give us a call.
Subterranean termites live in soil beneath and around homes, building distinctive tunnels, or “mud tubes,” to reach food sources and shield themselves from open air. As the most destructive termite species, these termites use their scissor-like jaws to eat wood 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Additionally, subterranean termites’ colonies can have as many as two million members, making them a significant threat if an infestation is left untreated. Over time, they have the capacity to collapse a building entirely, resulting in financial ruin for Bay Area residential or commercial property owners.
Since these termites are responsible for billions of dollars in damage annually, it’s essential to know how to identify them. Subterranean termite workers and soldiers will be easily identifiable, as they are white to off-white and do not have wings. Swarmers, however, are dark brown to solid black in color and have rounded wing tips with all four wings being the same size. Many property owners confuse these insects with ants due to the similar coloring and disregard them entirely. You can tell subterranean termite swarmers from ants by taking a look at their body segments. Subterranean termites will have one solid body size, whereas ants’ bodies have three sections, with a thin neck and waist.
If you notice any signs of termites, call the team at MightyMite Termite as soon as possible. Though subterranean termites are sometimes hard to detect, they are most commonly found on or near the trees, plants, firewood, scrap lumber, or mulch outside of your commercial or residential property. Do not hesitate to reach out to us upon discovering you may be dealing with a termite infestation. These termites will cause severe structural damage if left to multiply, and since we offer free estimates and inspections, there’s no reason not to reach out to us.
Treating Subterranean Termites
There are a few different viable options when it comes to treating a subterranean termite infestation. The best place to start is to avoid water accumulation near the foundation of your commercial or residential structure. Divert water with properly functioning downspouts, gutters, and splash blocks, and store firewood at least 20 feet away from your structure. Once an infestation has begun, it must be adequately treated to avoid permanent damage to your building’s structural integrity. The best treatment method for subterranean termites is Termidor. When Termidor is used as an in-ground barrier treatment, it can protect your home or business from subterranean termites for over ten years. This treatment solution is entirely undetectable by termites and completely non-toxic to humans, soil micro-organisms, or plant life. Once termites come in contact with Termidor, they will ingest and spread it until it works to eliminate the entire colony. This treatment typically takes less than a day to be applied to your residential or commercial structure, and you will begin seeing results almost immediately. This is an excellent option for those wanting an odorless, and environmentally-friendly solution to killing off subterranean termites.
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When you need a professional and reliable termite control company in the Bay Area, rely on the team at MightyMite Termite! Not only do we provide an eco-friendly alternative to termite control, but we also offer complimentary estimates and inspections, so you can feel comfortable and confident calling on us when something seems off. Better yet, if you do happen to have an infestation, we’ll take care of the problem with a two-year 100% guarantee. We’re confident that our services will solve your termite issues once and for all! And you don’t have to take our word for it, check out what our clients have to say! Contact us today to get started.