Your house is more likely to be damaged by termites than by a fire!
Termites cause more damage than fire, flood and tornadoes combined annually in the United States and in Mississippi. It is often said that there are only two kinds of houses - those that have termites and those that will have termites. These invaders feed non-stop, 24/7, and are always looking for more food sources. Fortunately, there is a way to stop and prevent these unwanted houseguests from destroying your home - with Termidore® Termiticide and Advantage Pest Services (a deadly one-two combination!).
David McNeece and the Advantage Team will apply a continuous barrier of Termidore® Termiticide around your home. This pest-killer is proven to not only stop termites that are infesting your home, but also prevent future attacks with its long residual life after application. With Termidore’s unique transfer capabilities, it delivers a deadly blow to the colonies that are around your home. All initial work is guaranteed for one year and continuing protection is available for additional years.
Formosan subterranean termites are one of several termite species that threaten homes and other structures in Mississippi and other southern states.
Originally from mainland China, Formosan termites have been established in the continental U.S. for only about 50 years. Unfortunately, they are more vigorous, aggressive and successful than native termites. In fact, the Formosan termite has been called the "super" termite because of their large colonies and ability to consume vast amounts of wood in a relatively short time.
Formosan colonies can be big. While native subterranean termite colonies might support an average of 300,000 workers, Formosan colonies can average millions of workers—all of them foraging for food (wood).
Termite Swarmers are often mistaken for Flying ants. These swarmers or flying termites are often seen in the spring when they emerge to mate and start new colonies.
When an infestation is in the home, they often emerge inside your home and leave a mess of hundreds of insects and lost wings.
The worker termites actually are the ones responsible for eating your home. They are small cream colored insects that usually enter your home from below the soil through a minute gap as small as pencil lead. Once inside the wall, they feast on your wood and the paper on your Sheetrock.
Some signs that termites have become a major problem are soft spots in your wall, small holes in your wall with dirt covering the hole. Small dirt mud tubes on surfaces. Soft spots in wood.