Although termite species vary throughout the United States, eastern subterranean termites are the type most likely to attack a home on Long Island, New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. They are social insects that nest in underground colonies and primarily feed on wood. There can be millions of termites in a colony, but you may never see any evidence of them until a pest management professional discovers that they’ve already caused serious damage to your home. In fact, termites cause more than $5 billion worth of damage each year in the U.S. alone…damage that is not covered by most homeowner’s insurance.
There are essentially two methods for treating a structure for termites. The first is a liquid treatment using a pesticide that creates an invisible chemical barrier between the structure and the ground. The second is a baiting system that is designed to attract termites and slowly poison them through ingestion. The baiting system approach calls for specialized stations to be installed in the soil around the immediate of the structure and these stations are monitored according to the label to determine if termites have infested the wood lure/bait in the station.
Both of these treatment methods are very different, yet both are effective at controlling termites. Paramount has the knowledge and expertise to safely and effectively use either method in any type of structure. It all begins with an inspection of your property to gather the information we need to design a solution and present you with the options in a pleasant and professional manner. Termite control is one of our specialties and we only use the most advanced methods and materials available today. In addition, all of our termite management programs are backed by a re-treatment warranty protecting your home against re-infestation.
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