What are these termites?
In Loveland, Greeley, Fort Collins, and elsewhere in Northern Colorado, the eastern subterranean termite is usually responsible for damage to structures. These termites live in underground colonies or in moist secluded areas above ground that can contain up to 2 million members. They build distinctive "mud tubes" to gain access to food sources and to protect themselves from open air.
Are they dangerous?
Not directly; however, subterranean termites are a destructive species. They can collapse a building entirely, meaning possible financial ruin for a homeowner. The hard, saw-toothed jaws of termites work like shears and are able to bite off extremely small fragments of wood, one piece at a time.
So why do I have them?
Having termites is all about conducive conditions, such as wood to ground contact, poor drainage, etc. Older homes or homes that have had water damage also increase the likelihood of having a termite problem. A full inspection by one of our trained professionals can show you where these issues might be.
How do you get rid of them?
Getting rid of termites is a very big task. They live in the ground as far away at 300 feet and cannot be exposed to the air, so treatment is time consuming. If the colony is not destroyed, they will keep coming back. That's why our residential pest control service includes the necessary treatments and follow-ups needed, for one fee.
Treatment options include a monitoring & bait system like the Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System; or a liquid treatment, where a liquid termiticide is applied in an underground "curtain" around the house. Newer products get pickup on the termites as they walk through unknowingly and then take that material back to the rest of the colony. With the Sentricon® System, multiple monitoring stations are placed around the house. When one of them shows signs of activity, a bait is added, which is also taken back to the colony. Please contact us for a free consultation.
Is the treatment safe?
EnviroPest uses the least amount of material as possible while still resolving the problem. We utilize natural products, baits and mechanical means as a form of treatment as much as possible. When conventional materials are required, we follow very stringent guidelines for the use of the product so that it poses no threat to people or pets. All products are registered by the EPA. Our service technicians will inform you of any specific safety measures that need to be taken.
How soon can you get here?
We take all pest problems seriously and are committed to helping you ASAP. In most cases, we can respond the same or very next day.
How much does it cost?
Termite treatments are based on the square footage of the structure, the amount of work required and the treatment method selected. This service is bid through our termite expert. Please contact us for a FREE inspection and bid!
Certified Termite Inspections are available starting at $150 (large homes and commercial properties are extra).
What is the warranty?
This service comes with a standard five year warranty. A lifetime warranty is also available.
We also guarantee your complete satisfaction. If for any reason you are not 100% satisfied with your service, we will correct it free of charge. That’s EnviroPest’s promise to keep your home pest free.
How can I prevent this in the future?
Pest problems can be difficult to prevent. Many of our clients choose to continue service with our Colorado's Choice program to keep pests out of their home.
How do I schedule service?
You can either give us a call or fill out our online form. A customer service specialist will get back with you right away.