Residents of Cleveland, Bradley County, and the surrounding areas are often surprised to learn that they have termites. The truth is no matter who you are or how nice your house is, termites are never far away. Thankfully, Pest Shield’s termite control services can keep them under control and out of your house.
Why Property Owners Despise Termites
Silent but deadly, termites are responsible for nearly $5 billion of damage every single year. While there are 2,000 species of termites, the type that concerns Tennessee residents are subterranean termites.
While helpful for getting rid of fallen trees and rotting wood in the forest, these termites wreak havoc when they make their way into homes. Eating through wood, paper, and other materials, subterranean termites have the power to cause structural damage. And while they don’t typically cause an immediate public health issue, if left untreated, an established termite infestation can damage a home to the point that floors, ceilings, and walls collapse.
Termite Protection in Tennessee
Fortunately, few cases in get this far, and pest control services provide a lasting solution. Depending on your desire, there are two approaches to termite treatment. Both are effective at stopping termite activity and preventing future termite damage.
Liquid Termite Control—With this method, a special termite treatment is sprayed around the home. If an infestation is already present, the termite exterminator will spray near or on the location of the termite colony. In some cases, this may require drilling into concrete block or wood to gain access to the termite colony. Though effective, this treatment must be repeated on a regular basis for ongoing effectiveness.
Termite Bait Stations—If you’ve seen small green circles near buildings, you’ve seen termite bait stations. Inside these stations, pest control specialists place special termite-attracting bait. When termites eat the bait, they die soon afterward. When termites are present and active, the bait gets replaced on occasion. Where termites are not present, bait is not eaten. Regardless, keeping the bait stations full provides peace of mind that your termite problems will soon be gone, as the termites are eating the poisonous bait instead of your home.
Subterranean Termite Exterminator Services
Do you have a termite issue? Pest Shield’s termite control experts offer reliable termite treatment across Tennessee.
Based in Cleveland, Tennessee, Pest Shield offers termite remediation for individuals and businesses, private homes, public housing, commercial buildings, historic structures, and more.
If you suspect you have termites living in your home or business, contact us today to request your free inspection with no obligation. Pest Shield services residents and businesses in East Tennessee, including Cleveland, Knoxville, and Chattanooga.