Termite Solutions Since 1925
JP Pest Services has been providing termite control for New England homes since 1925, and one fact has remained unchanged throughout the years — death to the egg-laying queen is the best termite protection. As long as there’s a queen, there’s a termite colony. As long as there’s a colony, your property is at risk. The heart of a termite colony is the queen; she’s able to produce millions of termites in her lifetime.
The termite queen depends on soldiers and workers to defend and feed her. Our termite control programs are based on this natural behavior.
The Sentricon System®
JP Pest Services uses the most effective termite control program available on the market today, The Sentricon System®. Our decades of termite control experience paired with top-of-the-line Sentricon products ensure your termite problems will be solved.
Our professionally trained service technicians will inspect in-ground control stations for subterranean termite activity on your property. The Sentricon products are spread throughout a colony from workers feeding on the “food source” contained inside the stations, resulting in colony elimination.
If termites are found above ground and are accessible by your service technician, above-ground Sentricon bait stations may be used. The active ingredient used in The Sentricon System are contained within a cellulose-based bait matrix that’s used inside an enclosed container, resulting in an extremely low likelihood of exposure to humans, animals, and the environment.
What Termites Are Found In New England?
The eastern subterranean termite is a hidden pest that can cause extensive damage to a home’s structure, often happening from the inside out. Termites live underground and come up to the surface to feed on wood. They enter structures through cracks in the floor or foundation, or build shelter tubes from the ground, over concrete, to access wood. For many homeowners, a termite problem is first discovered when damage is uncovered during remodeling or termites happen to swarm within the structure.
Termites swarm only when a colony reaches a large enough size and weather conditions permit flight; usually this happens outdoors on warm days directly following rainfall. A termite swarm is a brief, annual mating ritual and often missed by homeowners. Occasionally, they swarm indoors. If you notice swarmer activity around your home, there is a most likely an established colony either near or beneath the structure.
Winged Termites (Swarmers)
Winged termites are often confused with flying ants. If you find what you believe may be a termite swarmer, it’s best to have it properly identified as soon as possible. Visit the Ask Dr. Gary page to learn about our free pest identification service.
Common Signs Of Active Or Existing Termite Infestations
Although swarmer termites are usually a homeowner’s first sign of a termite problem, there are also many other indicators of an active infestation:
- Pin-size holes in drywall with mud over them
- Mud tunnels or shelter tubes on foundations
- Partial mud tubes dropping down from infested wood
- Jammed doors or windows
- Damaged wooden objects, cardboard boxes or paper located over a crack in the floor
- Hollow sound if wood is tapped
If you suspect you have a termite problem, contact JP Pest Services today for prompt identification and eradication of these destructive pests.
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