Like it or not, termite inspection is a must. Termites infest more than 5 million United States homes each year, causing more than $5 billion in home damages—more damage than earthquakes, tornadoes and fires combined. The Washington, DC region is heavily infested with termites, according to the U.S. Department of Forestry.
Termites work twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week devouring cellulous material found in wood, paper, drywall, and other materials in your home to provide for their colonies. And once termites find a good spot, they share their location with other termites using a sophisticated pheromone communication system.
Signs of Termite Pest Damage
Termites are usually active in hidden areas behind wall coverings, in crawl spaces, under foundations, and in still plates, making termite damage hard to detect. Common signs of termite infestation include:
- Mud tubes on foundations, walls and other structures
- Evidence of winged "swarmer" termites or their shed wings, usually found along the edges of floors and on windowsills
- Damaged wood, hollowed out along the grain, often lined with mud
The best way to prevent costly termite damage is through frequent monitoring and termite and pest control treatment by trained pest management professionals. Protect your property against termites in every season with our year-round Protection Plus plan, which includes a free annual interior and exterior termite inspection, and covers 31 other pests including ants, spiders, roaches, bees and rodents.
Termite Control Treatment
We offer the highly effective and environmentally responsible Altriset, Termidor and Sentricon termite treatments. These products are registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), meeting the strict requirements of the Reduced Risk Pesticide Initiative. Altriset and Sentricon have also won the EPA's Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award.
Sentricon Termite Colony Elimination System
Every Connor’s technician is a Certified Sentricon Specialist, which means we are rated by the Dow Chemical Company® as some of the best industry experts. We apply Sentricon by placing specially-designed containers in the ground in inconspicuous locations around your home or business. Once installed, Sentricon begins to work immediately. The exact amount of time required to eliminate an existing termite problem will vary, but you are protected from new or recurrent attacks as soon as the bait is installed. Sentricon has been tested and proven effective by 30 independent universities and the US Department of Agriculture.
Our certified technicians will recommend the best termite treatment option for you, and provide follow-up monitoring to ensure success.
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Altriset Liquid Termite Treatment
Altriset, an innovative and environmentally responsible termiticide made by Dupont, is a liquid treatment that works by paralyzing the mouths of termites. As termites walk through and ingest Altriset, they carry it back to their nest. Altriset increases social behavior in termites, who then share it with other termites through grooming and other interaction. Feeding on your property is reduced within hours, and the entire termite colony can be eliminated in three months or less. Altriset mimics organic termite repellants that occur naturally in some tree and shrub bark. It does not interfere with beneficial species, like honey bees or earthworms.
Termidor Liquid Termite Treatment
Termidor is a highly effective liquid termite treatment that is applied in the ground around affected buildings. Termidor is undetectable – and unavoidable - to termites. Termites contact, ingest and share Termidor with their nest mates, successfully eliminating your termite problem. Termidor is virtually odorless, and most applications go unnoticed.