Termites are one of the most expensive pest problems
in our area. Termites are responsible for more
damage to wooden structures in the US than all of
the hurricanes, tornadoes and house fires put
together. Knockout Pest Control gets more service
calls for residential & commercial termite
inspection and control than for any other pest.
Termites are wood destroying insects that nest
underground and seek sources of wood for food. If
that wood is an old dead tree, it isn’t a problem.
When it is the structural framework of a home or
building, you have an expensive—even
dangerous—problem. Once termites make their way into
a structure they chew their way through wood,
creating pencil sized tunnels that destroy the
structural integrity of foundation beams, sills,
floor joists, weight bearing walls and eventually
all the wood in a building if left unchecked. A
mature termite colony can contain more than 2
million individuals. As colonies grow they can split
up into secondary colonies with new Queens. These
new colonies can then feed and grow and all of a
sudden you have more than one colony potentially
attacking your location.