termite and moisture damage PicturesTermites are a concern for homeowners in 49 of the 50 states.
In any given year termites damage more homes than fire. The cost of termite damage is about twice that of storm damage.
Termites can hollow out wood beams, gut walls and reduce wood floors or trim to a paper-thin veneer.
Termites will roam 300 feet or more beyond their colonies in search of food.
They build mud/shelter tubes in which to travel. These are composed of particles of soil, wood or debris. These tubes can vary in thickness from narrow exploratory tubes to passageways as thick as your arm.
Just because you don't see termites doesn't mean they're not there.
Termites work behind the scenes. They rarely break through the surface of wood, preferring instead to hollow it out. As a result, you might never see them, or any evidence of them, until you discover that serious damage has been done to your home.
The Eastern Subterranean termites are the most common and widely distributed termite in North America. Click here to learn about them.
Termite Baiting System
Universal Pest and Termite Inc., uses the Halo Termite Bait System as well as the Advance Termite Bait System with its patented dual-stage, two food source design to provide the advantages of a bait system in a faster, more aesthetically pleasing design that effectively provides these critical performance benefits.
- Faster station hits – Termites “hit” within 15 to 45 days of installation.
- Colony elimination – ATBS offers fast, more effective colony elimination, in as little as 120 days.
- Large bait load – ATBS features a very large containerized bait load to effectively eliminate termite colonies. First-generation stations only accommodated 25 to 35 grams of bait, greatly limiting speed of elimination.
- Ultra low disturbance – A unique dual-stage design with a lower stage wood aggregation base and an upper stage compressed Puri-Cell™ preferred food matrix allows ATBS to be serviced by your pest management professional without disturbing and chasing away termites before they can be eliminated.
- Peace of mind – Advance protects your home with 24/7 monitoring capabilities superior to previous designs.