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Termite Control

The longer a termite infestation continues the more likely its colony could reproduce and cause more damage to your home's infrastructure. Ortho® Pest Control Service technicians are trained and experienced in removing termite colonies from homes and other structures.

Termite Facts

Termites are tiny creatures that enter your home and lose their wings when they find a place to eat. All homes offer the ideal combination of warmth, moisture and food-making it vulnerable to termite attack. While everyone knows termites are a threat, its the unknown and unseen that causes the most damage. These facts will help shed some light.

  • Cause $5 billion of damages in US homes a year.
  • Can lay an egg every 15 seconds.
  • Eat 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Weigh, in totality, more than entire weight of humans in the world.
  • Have wings until they find a nest, then they shed them.
  • Raise their young as a group, so they are very social insects.
  • Have been around since the time of dinosaurs.

Signs of Termite Damage

When learning about termites, you might want to know about how to spot them. They can be feeding on your home for up
to five years before there is visible damage. You can look to see if any these symptoms are around your house.

  • Cracked, distorted or discolored wood surfaces and paint.
  • Hollow-sounding wood when you knock or tap on it.
  • Discarded wings, as they shed them when they find a place to eat.
  • Mud-like tracks/tunnels with irregular patterns on walls (especially exterior ones).
  • Cones along windows or walls.
  • Sawdust-looking droppings.