Grand Rapids Termite Swarm Control

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Each year, termites cause billions of dollars in damage in the United States alone. If a household is infested with termites, exterminating them should be a top priority. For decades, Terminix has used the most effective methods in the industry to fully eradicate termite colonies from homes.

Identifying Termite Swarms

Scientists estimate that there are about 4,000 termite species worldwide. The eastern subterranean termite is the most common variant in North America. While they resemble ants, termites are actually in the same family as cockroaches. Worker termites forage for food and maintain the structure of the colony while soldiers defend the other termites with their powerful mandibles. There are also winged termites that are tasked with reproduction.

Eastern subterranean termites are more destructive to wood than any other insect in North America. They feed on cellulose, an organic compound that gives plants their structure. This feeding leaves wood hollow. There are other types of destructive termites in America, but subterranean termites consume the most wood. Subterranean termites can eat as much as 15 pounds of wood in a single week. If termites are not exterminated quickly, they can eventually hollow out much of a building and make it structurally unsound.

The longer a termite colony is allowed to grow, the more costly it will be to repair the damage. Unfortunately, termites remain concealed while they feed and can cause critical damage before their presence is discovered. The most common sign of a termite population is their droppings. These droppings, called frass, look similar to sawdust. The muddy shelter tubes that they build are another visible indicator of an infestation.

A single colony can grow to support millions of termites. If your home is infested, call Terminix for a free quote. We can remove the colony before it grows and keep other termites off the premises.

Eliminate the Entire Termite Colony

Our Terminix Termite Baiting Program will monitor and bait the termites, and doesn't require us to enter your home.  Our stations will eliminate the entire colony of swarming termites. The monitoring stations will let us know if they ever return as well.

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