Termite Control

Termites are considered the “silent destroyer” they do billions of dollars of damage to homes every year. Every home is susceptible to termites.  Protecting your home is as important to us as it is to you. We won’t just check your home for termites, we’ll recommend precautions to avoid termites and educate you about treatment plans to protect your home.

 

 

 

At Behm’s Pest Control we offer liquid termite treatment and/or termite bait stations

With Liquid termite treatments, we use the chemical “Termidor”.
For our bait station treatments we use “Advanced/Trelona" bait stations system.
*Our termite treatments are warrantied for a year, with the option to renew yearly after the end of the first year*

     

 

Termites put your home at risk for serious and expensive damage that could turn your biggest investment into your biggest expense. What’s worse, termites may have been quietly eating your house from the inside out without your knowledge. Termites live in soil and forage for food and water.  If they encounter your home’s foundation while foraging, they’ll follow any crack, crevice or plumbing line into your house. (They only need an opening 1/32-inch wide). They may enter through wood in direct contact with soil or by building pencil-sized mud tunnels from ground level to where the house’s wood frame begins. Termites also can enter through expansion joints in the foundation and utility and plumbing openings.

 

Helpful Tips

  • Don’t store / stack wood against or near your home

  • Don’t use mulch in landscaping

  • Keep your crawl space dry

  • Have your home inspected by a professional yearly

 

Termites or Ants

  • Winged ants have two pairs of wings with the front pair larger than the hind pair; both pairs of termite wings are the same shape and size.

  • Ants have elbowed antennae; termites have short, straight beaded antennae.

  • Ants have a distinct constriction between body regions; termites have a gradual constriction.

  • Don’t be fooled by color or size: ants and termites can vary both in size and color based on species.

 

What are the warning signs of an infestation in my home?

Unfortunately, there may be few warning signs but you can look for the following:

  • Termites “swarming” during the day or early evening, often after rainfall

  • Termite evidence in or around windows and door frames

  • Shelter  tubes appearing on or around the foundation

  • Baseboards and floors which may sound hollow

  • Termites or termite wings on window sills or along walls

 

The best way to determine the presence of termites in your home is with a thorough home inspection by a pest management professional. 
Call us today to schedule a termite inspection 309-347-2847

 

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