Termite Control Services

Termites are damaging pests known to consume materials containing cellulose, such as wood, paper, and books. They cause extensive damage to structures, furniture, crops, and other wooden objects, so early detection of their presence is essential. However, since their actions usually go unnoticed, identifying an infestation often happens after significant destruction, necessitating expensive repairs and treatments to eradicate the termites. 

Professional help is needed to remove termites from your property. At Tom’s Pest Control, we possess the knowledge, tools, and chemicals to manage and eradicate termite infestations effectively. Moreover, our extensive experience in the field gives us access to advanced pest control techniques, such as bait systems and chemicals that can efficiently remove termites from your home or office.

Types of Termites

Termites that often invade homes include:

Dampwood Termites
Dampwood termites consume wet or rotting wood and do not need soil contact or underground nests like other termites. Instead, they reside in decaying wood situated above ground, such as moist sections of wooden structures or fallen trees. These termites are generally bigger and have a darker look than other termite types.

Dampwood Termites

Read more about Dampwood Termites
Drywood Termites
Drywood termites consume dry wood and do not require soil contact to thrive. Therefore, they can infest any wood in your property, including furniture, framing, flooring, and ornamental wooden pieces. They form small, rectangular holes in wood surfaces to dispose of their faecal pellets, which can signify their presence. Drywood termites are usually found in warmer environments and can cause significant damage to wooden structures if not promptly treated.

Drywood Termites

Read more about Drywood Termites
Subterranean Termites
Subterranean termites are a type of termite that primarily dwell and feed beneath the ground, in moist environments or soil. They create large underground nests from which they tunnel into structures to consume wood and other cellulose materials. These termites are considered the most destructive among all termite species since they can cause substantial harm to wooden structures and other building materials. They are highly social insects that inhabit massive, intricate colonies containing hundreds of thousands of individuals. They require soil moisture and use mud tubes to move from the soil to their food sources.

Subterranean Termites

Read more about Subterranean Termites

Signs of Termite Infestation

Many signs could indicate a termite infestation in your home or office.

  • Termites may swarm during certain times of the year, which means that reproductive termites leave their nests to start new colonies. This can be the first visible sign of a termite infestation.
  • Termites that live underground construct mud tubes to move back and forth from their dwelling to their food source. These tubes are typically as wide as a pencil and are detectable on the outside walls, bases, or floors. Therefore, spotting these mud tubes can be a sign of termite infestation.
  • Termites can potentially cause extensive harm to wooden constructions, causing them to become brittle and vulnerable to collapse. If you tap a wooden surface and hear a hollow sound, it could indicate termite damage.
  • Termites usually abandon their wings during the swarming period and leave them behind close to windowsills or door frames.
  • Termites leave behind small, rectangular-shaped droppings, which can collect near their colonies or on windowsills and ledges. Drywood termites typically produce these droppings.

In case of a suspected termite invasion, it is advisable to get your property examined by a competent pest control company to validate the presence of termites and identify the most effective treatment options.

Termite Inspection and Control

The process of assessing the existence of termites in a building or structure and implementing measures to eradicate them is called termite inspection and control. Tom’s Pest Control provides cost-effective termite inspection and control solutions, ensuring a termite-free environment for your home or office. Our services encompass the following stages to deliver optimal outcomes:

  • Inspection: Our experts will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the property, including the foundation, walls, flooring, and any wooden components, to detect indications of termite activity and assess the extent of the infestation.
  • Identification: We will identify the termite species inhabiting the building and pinpoint the location of their colonies and food sources.
  • Assessment: We will assess the damage caused by the termites and provide an estimate of the treatment cost.
  • Treatment plan: We will propose a tailored treatment plan based on the examination results to achieve a favourable outcome.

Book Your Termite Inspection Today

Are termites hiding in your home? If yes, call our pest control experts today.