Serving Rhode Island and Massachusetts
Termite damage can cost thousands of dollars in repairs. Early detection and early eradication is essential to protect your home & other properties from termite damage. Termites are largely invisible feeding on wooden beams and joists that hold up the structure of your home. Termites can't be seen from the outside and stay silent until they've reach a moderate sized colony within the structure of your home or business resulting in a swarm during the early Spring season.
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We can help you identify any termite activity on or near your property, contributing factors, and offer a yearly protection plan that will guarantee you never end up with termites in your home or business.
Trelona bait stations
This protection plan involves installation around the perimeter of your home and business for the removal of active termites or for prevention.
Trelona stations are monitored throughout the year to maintain a barrier on your property.
Subterranean termites are the most common kind and cause 95% of all termite damage in North America. Almost anything with cellulose (the main component of wood) including wood paneling, paper products, cardboard boxes, canvas, carpeting, pool linings, etc. are all food sources for termites. Indicators of potential problems include prolonged earth contact of lumber, areas where water collects, exposed or sun damaged eaves, unpainted siding, damaged wood, and inexpensive lumber.
Depending on moisture levels, climate, geography, and location of a colony; it can take 3 to 8 years before signs of an infestation (serious damage to your house) are identified. Once the colony is large enough, termites usually make their presence known in the spring with a large swarm into nature as they seek to expand their colony. Flying termites seek out damaged eaves for food and to begin building a colony. Underground, subterranean termites build mud tunnels to access sill plates and other wood sources.
Although cedar and redwood have oils that repel termites dry up over time as a result of dry-rot, sun exposure, and exposure to moisture. Pre-treated wood has substances to keep bugs from eating it, but that doesn't mean those substances remain in the wood over time. If you don’t catch them early, you’re setting yourself up to spend much more on both treatment and repairs than would otherwise be necessary.
Call us today at 401-270-3374 for a free inspection and to discuss treatment options available to you.