What you should know about swarming termites:
Termites can cause major structural damage to homes and other buildings. People usually only see termites inside when an infestation is already well established. You may also find termites on the exterior of the home around dead tree stumps, rotting boards or other detritus. Termite colonies are divided into different classes, and most termites only come out in the dark. The most common class that you will see outside of the colony is the alate class, or winged termites. Winged termites are a reproductive class and they swarm before they mate. You can identify termites through their body shape, legs and wings. Many homeowners mistake termites for flying ants. If you live in Hampton Roads, it can happen to you! Don’t take a chance, let Universal Pest & Termite handle your termite control needs.
I have a termite infestation, what now?
You had your home inspected by Universal, and yes, it is termites. What is your course of action now? Worry not, Universal’s fully trained staff knows what your home’s treatment should entail to rid your infestation. A termite soil treatment is a traditional method for treating termites. This has been used successfully for many decades. It requires a direct application of the termite treatment material into the soil around the entire exterior perimeter of your home.
Benefits of soil treatment by Universal:
Less disruptive – Significantly less intrusion and aesthetic disruption (i.e. moving furniture, removing carpet, drilling of finished floors, dust) inside your home.
More environmentally friendly – The Universal Pest & Termite’s application of material is localized to strategic areas which reduce the total amount of material used.
How do I protect my home from a termite infestation in the future?
Universal Pest & Termite offers a quarterly program that covers both termite control, as well as a general pest control service. Approx. every 90 days, your technician will apply a granular termite product around the perimeter of your home. He or She will also service for ants, spiders, roaches and other common invaders. If, in between your services, you need any additional services, your technician will return at no charge. This program includes our standard termite warranty.
Benefits of the Flex-Guard Program:
Less Material Used – This allows a termite service without using hundreds of gallons of liquid termiticide.
Complete Protection – No need to worry about different pest invaders. This program offers complete protection with one convenient visit and one low service fee. Termites, ants, roaches, rodents and much more.
Is Termite Control Necessary in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk?
While there are products sold to the general population, we highly recommend using a specialist. Products at the stores only allow concentrated treatment techniques. Unfortunately, it takes a lot of practice and knowledge to be able to detect termite infestations. For proper piece of mind, we highly recommend scheduling an appointment with one of our highly trained exterminators..
Our special equipment and termiticides are made with to eliminate the entire colony, so you don’t have to deal with the termites again. We make sure that we leave your house termite free. We also can help with repairs to damaged wood and structural weakness.
Our exclusive Flex-Guard program offers a completer termite protection as well as general pest control service. One call, one service, complete protection from termites, ants, roaches, rodents and other pest invaders.
Free Termite Inspections
Not only does Universal Pest & Termite provide a wide range of expert services, we also offer free inspections. Not quite sure what your home needs? Not sure how much to budget for? Give us a call and one of our qualified inspectors will answer all your questions with ease. Call today: 757-502-0200
About Universal Pest & Termite
Universal Pest & Termite Inc. – We specialize in pest control for ants, termites, spiders and rodents (Mice | Rats ). We also offer moisture control, structural repairs, home insulation services and air duct cleaning. Universal Pest & Termite specializes in termite inspections as well as termite protection and termite warranties. All pest and termite services come with our No-Hassle guarantee. If the bugs come back, so do we. Free of charge.