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Termite Control in Athens, GA

Termite Management in All of Georgia and Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina

No homeowner wants to discover termites making a meal out of their property. These wood-destroying pests are notorious for the extensive damage they can inflict on homes, often resulting in expensive repairs. Termites work silently and largely invisibly, eating away at the structure of a house from the inside out, which makes early detection crucial. The potential impact on a property's value and the threat to the safety of its occupants make termite infestations a homeowner's worst nightmare.

When you turn to us for residential termite control in Athens, GA, we aim to deliver the complete peace of mind you deserve through our comprehensive approach to termite detection and removal. Our highly trained and certified technicians at American Pest Control use advanced baiting and control technologies such as Sentricon® and Termidor® to spot termites sooner and prevent costly property damage. Our team is committed to providing an excellent customer experience, and you can always expect quality service at reasonable rates. 

Schedule a free inspection and estimate by calling (706) 702-4532 or contacting us online. Ask us about our lifetime termite warranty!

How We Protect Your Home Against Termite Damage 

We use only the most effective treatment solutions available when assisting our clients with residential termite control in Athens, GA. One such solution is the Termidor® Termite Defense System, a trusted product in termite prevention and treatment.

Termidor® is a liquid termite treatment that we apply around the perimeter of your home, creating a termite-free zone. This undetectable treatment is carried back to the termite colony by worker termites, effectively eliminating the entire population.

Unlike other termite treatments, the Termidor® Termite Defense System a non-repellent, which means termites can't smell it, see it, or feel its presence. This inability to detect the treatment allows termites to unknowingly contact and ingest the Termidor®, which they then share with the rest of their colony, accelerating the extermination process. This method is highly efficient, usually wiping out termite colonies within three months of application (depending on the size of the infestation).

The Sentricon® Colony Elimination System is another trusted termite defense solution designed to bait, monitor, and eliminate entire termite colonies. It tends to be less invasive than Termidor® but can achieve similar results.

The Sentricon® system uses Recruit HD termite bait, which termites tend to prefer over wood. We install Sentricon® bait stations around the perimeter of your property to create a protective ring. These stations contain the bait that worker termites find, consume, and share with the other members of their colony. Through this process, Sentricon® effectively prevents termites from reaching your home while simultaneously eliminating the existing colonies.

What makes Sentricon® unique is its ability to provide continuous protection. The bait stations are monitored regularly by our trained professionals, ensuring that any termite activity is detected and dealt with promptly. Once a colony is eliminated, the Sentricon® system remains in place to protect against future termite invasions. It's a long-term solution that gives homeowners peace of mind.

Both Termidor® and Sentricon® systems can help you reliably manage a termite problem. Our technicians are happy to review your unique circumstances and recommend an approach that best suits your specific needs and preferences.

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Why You Should Never Ignore a Possible Termite Infestation

Ignoring a potential termite infestation can lead to expensive and even dangerous consequences. Termites are relentless in their pursuit of cellulose, a component found in wood that provides them with the nutrients they need to survive. These pests use their sharp, hard mandibles to chew through wood, breaking it down into smaller substances that they can digest. Consequently, any wooden structures within your home, from the structural timber and beams to wooden furniture and flooring, are potential food sources for these destructive insects. 

Because termites work from the inside out, hollowing out the wood in your home while leaving the external surface intact, you may not realize how much damage they are causing until it is too late. Over time, they may weaken crucial structural elements. This damage may be so extensive that it requires costly repairs or even complete reconstruction of certain parts of your property. The presence of termites and the damage they cause can also significantly lower your home’s property value.

Even worse, if the structural integrity of your home is jeopardized, your safety and the safety of your loved ones may be compromised. Wooden staircases, flooring, and other structural elements may become unstable due to termite damage, posing a risk of injury. Additionally, some individuals may also experience allergic reactions or asthma attacks due to termite droppings or the dust created by their activity.

Not everyone realizes how quickly a termite infestation can escalate and get out of hand. Termites reproduce rapidly, and their colonies can grow to significant sizes in a short amount of time. The larger the infestation, the more challenging, time-consuming, and expensive it becomes to eliminate. While our team at American Pest Control is up to any task, no matter the size of an infestation, you can save yourself a lot of time, money, and stress by reaching out as soon as you think termites have found their way into your home. 

Signs Your Home May Have a Termite Problem

Early detection is an important part of residential termite control in Athens, GA. Remember, termites often operate invisibly, and the longer they go undiscovered, the more damage they can cause. You should be aware of the red flags that indicate their presence. 

Call in our termite elimination experts if you spot any of the following signs of an infestation:

  • Mud tubes. Subterranean termites build mud tubes on foundation walls, floor joists, or other structural elements to provide moisture while they travel between their colony and food sources. If you see these pencil-sized tubes anywhere in your home, you likely have a subterranean termite infestation.
  • Termite swarms. A termite swarm, often the first sign of infestation noticed by homeowners, is a group of winged termites looking to start a new colony. You may notice swarms inside your home or discarded wings near windows, doors, or heating vents. Their wings can also sometimes be found in cobwebs.
  • Hollowed or damaged wood. Termites eat wood from the inside out, leaving behind a thin veneer of wood or paint. If you tap on an area damaged by termites, it will sound hollow or papery due to the loss of structural integrity.
  • Frass (termite droppings). Drywood termites, unlike subterranean termites, do not use their feces to construct their tunnels. Instead, they push it out of their tunnels, creating small, pellet-like mounds. These mounds, known as frass, are a key sign of a drywood termite infestation.
  • Bubbling paint or wallpaper. Bubbling or crumbling paint or paper could be a sign of termites. This usually suggests that termites are tunneling beneath the surface of the affected area. 
  • Warped doors and windows. Doors and windows may warp due to termites releasing moisture as they consume wood.
  • Sagging floors or ceilings. Over time, excessive termite damage can cause floors and ceilings to sag or appear structurally unsound.

When you need dependable residential termite control in Athens, GA, contact us online or call (706) 702-4532. We offer same-day emergency support!

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