Why You Need Termite Control
Although it is easy to think you will not have a problem with termites, Marietta's warm, humid climate is conducive to termite infestations. Every year termites cost homeowners an estimated five billion dollars in the United States. Because these insects generally infest wood in the crawlspace, basement, or attic, most homeowners do not notice their presence until floors sag, doors and windows will not seal, or a porch railing collapses. Termites damage wallpaper, drywall, and anything with cellulose, in addition to wood beams, flooring, joists, trusses, and furniture. If you wait until termite damage is noticeable, you're likely to spend two to three thousand dollars in repair costs. To save thousands in repair bills, you need a company with over two decades of experience that uses pest and lawn treatments in Marietta, Maple Leaf Lawn Care & Pest Control.
If there are mud tubs on exterior walls, or you have noticed swarms of flying insects that look like ants around lights in the spring, or you see discarded wings in cobwebs or window sills, you may have termites. A mature colony consists of over 60,000 workers and consumes five grams of wood daily or about 2.3 feet of a 2x4 annually. Some aggressive "super-termites" build colonies with over 350,000 workers that eat 31 grams of wood daily or one foot of a 2x4 every 25 days! These wood-eating insects do not rest but constantly feed on the cellulose in your home, and each year their number grows. When a colony reaches maturity, termites dispatch reproducing termites to begin satellite colonies at other locations around your home and property! Secure termite specialists for your Marietta property from Maple Leaf Lawn Care & Pest Control to stop termites from harming your home. We have ended termite infestations in Marietta homes since 2000!
Maple Leaf Lawn Care & Pest Control is a veteran-owned company that provides termite control near you. Our highly-trained service professionals can determine if you have termites infesting your home and the termite species doing the damage. Using our knowledge and experience, we will create a strategy that targets the termite in your home.
How We Eliminate Termites
Many treatment products and methods are available to control termites, but none have proven as effective in stopping subterranean termites as the Sentricon® System. Evaluated by 30 independent and 60 scientific studies, the Sentricon® System is the best termite control system available. Maple Leaf Lawn Care & Pest Control is proud to be one of a few hand-picked, highly trained companies certified by Corteva Agriscience as Sentricon® Specialists™. This certification requires rigorous training and extensive knowledge about termites, their habits, and how to eliminate them.
Unlike a traditional termite spray product, the Sentricon® System consists of stand-alone, lockable bait stations. Once we determine termite hot spots, we strategically install the stations in the ground around the house to attract worker termites as they forage for food. Inside each Sentricon® termite bait station is a cellulose bait that termites prefer almost ten to one over wood.
A subterranean termite colony consists of the queen, soldiers, workers, and reproductive termites, with the worker termites being responsible for feeding all the other termites in the nest. The Sentricon® System bait stations attract the worker termites who enter the stations, feed on the bait, and take it back to the nest to share. Noviflumuron is the active ingredient in the Sentricon® stations, and it prevents growing termites from molting resulting in their death.
When you contact Maple Leaf Lawn Care & Pest Control Sentricon® Specialists™, we will inspect your home for termite signs. If termites are present, our trained service professionals will develop a plan for the placement of the Sentricon® termite bait stations at strategic locations. Depending upon its size, the Sentricon® System can destroy an entire termite colony in just two to three months.
How We Prevent Future Infestations
Subterranean termites thrive in our humid, warm southern climate, and at some point, termites will attempt to infest your home. Every spring, mature termite colonies dispatch flying reproductive termites to seek out new nesting locations. So, it is in your best interest to have a system that will stop a nest from forming on your property.
The Sentricon® System is a powerful tool for general pest control in Marietta. This system works continuously; if reproductive termites land on your property, they will be drawn to the bait and eliminated, thus preventing the establishment of a new colony. Because the Sentricon® System bait stations are locked and installed in the ground, you do not have to worry about children or pets getting into the bait stations. Contact your local Sentricon® Specialists™ at Maple Leaf Lawn Care & Pest Control to inspect your Marietta house and take preventative action so you can avoid costly repair bills in the future from termites. Remember, just because you can't see termites does not mean they are not slowly destroying your home!