Termites Exterminator and Termites Pest Control in Bloomington and Columbus, IN
Termites are pests known as hidden threats, causing damage to structures from the inside, and often with few external signs. Left undetected and untreated, termites can cause serious structural damage. In fact, termites are responsible for an estimated $1 to $2 billion in property damage annually in the US. The average home or business owner who finds themselves in the midst of a termite infestation spends $3,000 to repair damage. Termites are relatives of the cockroach, and are generally unwelcome guests. They feed on dead plant material, typically in the form of wood, leaf litter, or soil. Termites are actually quite important to the ecosystem in their recycling of plant matter, but when they begin to inhabit and feed on an area they’re not welcome, they can become major pests.
Termites cause billions of dollars per year in damages. In fact, termites are responsible for causing more damage to structures than fires or storms in the US. As pests, they feed primarily on wood, but they can also feed on paper, books, insulation, even swimming pool liners and filtration systems. Discovering a termite infestation inside your home or business is of course financially frustrating, but can also be an emotionally trying experience. The thought of thousands of tiny insects silently feasting on your largest investment is enough to upset anyone.
Discovering a termite problem can be difficult for a novice. People often confuse termites with winged ants (typically carpenter ants). Your pest control expert at YES Pest Pros will conduct a thorough inspection of the building and property for any outward signs of termite activity, such as damaged wood, or mud tubes over foundation walls, which termites construct to serve as shelter between their colonies and the building.
Based on the pest control expert’s inspection, we will then recommend a course of action tailored to your situation, your structure and the degree of the infestation. Although termite activity can be difficult to locate and often go undetected by the home owner, YES Pest Pros use technology that enables them to detect, treat, and monitor termite activity. The Sentricon Termite Colony Elimination System is used in conjunction with our Integrated Pest Management System green pest control program to find and manage termites as needed. This reduces the need for unnecessary pesticides and insecticides. Our professional pest control technicians are trained in the latest treatment techniques and use environmentally-responsible materials, such as Liquid Termidor treatments as needed to solve your problem quickly, affordably, and safely.
Wood-Destroying Insect Inspections for Real Estate
Each year, the pest control experts at YES perform hundreds of Wood-Destroying Insect (WDI) inspections for real estate transactions, which are required before a home is sold or refinanced. The inspection is conducted by one of our highly-trained and experienced Credentialed Wood-Destroying Insect Inspectors that are licensed by the State of Indiana. The pest inspector will thoroughly inspect the structure for any visibly accessible sign of termites, wood borers, carpenter ants, or carpenter bees that may be present. The knowledge that the structure has been inspected by a certified professional pest inspector gives peace of mind to buyer, seller, and lender in the real estate transaction.