Knoxville Termite Prevention
We often receive more calls about termites than any other household insect. Subterranean termites are serious pests, whose control is best left to professionals. Termites and termite management services can be confusing, however, and there are more options available today than ever before.
Pest-Ops Offers Guaranteed Termite Prevention
Did you know that termites do more damage every year than fire, earthquakes, and storms combined? This adds up to billions of dollars in damage every year to homes just like yours. Pest-Ops can offer you several options for termite control tailored to East Tennessee, whether you need to treat an existing infestation or you want to protect your home from future attacks. We offer the innovative Advance Termite Bait System, a proven termite baiting system, or Termidor termiticide, a unique termite control product. Both systems utilize a new material with a unique mode of action against termites that is very effective in preventing infestation. To homes that qualify, Pest-Ops offers Guaranteed Termite Protection. Please Contact Pest-Ops for more details.
Pest-Ops Pest Management Offers Free Termite Inspection
A Pest-Ops certified professional will discuss your particular needs and desires in protecting your home from termites and suggest the best method for you. Below is some general information about two of our more popular termite prevention and elimination systems. To get more details or an individualized plan, please contact us for your free inspection and consultation.
Termidor is proven to be effective against subterranean termites, including Formosans, in even the most challenging situations, climates and environments. Termidor is a liquid applied at very low rates. Typically, the active ingredient (fipronil) is just 0.06% of the solution. For an average home treatment, only about 8 ounces of the active ingredient is actually used. Since 1995, fipronil has been used around the world on agricultural crops to protect food supplies, and as flea and tick control on household pets.
- Over 2 million homes have been treated with Termidor since 2000.
- Termidor kills termites by ingestion, contact, and the “Transfer Effect,” meaning affected insects help spread Termidor throughout the colony before dying themselves.
- Termidor manages colonies up to 6 times faster than bait systems.
- Termidor is an effective termiticide, proven by over 10 years of test data
- Termidor uses responsible, low-dose treatment, with no odor.
- Only trained, Termidor Certified Professionals can apply the product.
The Advance Termite Bait System has been called the next generation of bait systems by industry professionals. The Advance Termite Bait System, with its patented dual-stage, two food source design, provides the advantages of a bait system in a faster, more aesthetically pleasing design that effectively provides the following critical performance benefits.
- Stations are only installed on the outside of the home no landscape disruption or invasive drilling to your home’s foundation, as required by some products.
- Low impact for the environment, family, and pets, as the bait is locked in a secure station with no access by unwanted guests.
- The system eliminates the entire colony or colonies attacking your home, compared to liquid chemical treatments, which only address parts of the colony.
- Advance uses a unique second food source (Puri-Cellâ„¢) preferred in studies by termites over the wood used in most homes and alternative bait systems.
- Stations supply a very large containerized bait load, which allows for maximum bait to be fed to the colony in a shorter time to eliminate termite colonies faster, giving you peace of mind.
- At Pest-Ops, we can handle your termite control needs at the source while protecting your property and your investment!
How to Look for Signs of Termite Infestation
You’re more likely to discover you have a termite problem by discovering the damage they leave behind rather than the actual termites themselves. If you encounter any of these telltale signs, there’s a good chance termites are busy snacking on your home:
- Piles of small, delicate wings shed by reproducing termites
- Weak or spongy feeling floors
- Mud tubes built by termites for aboveground travel
- Damaged or hollow sounding wood
- Pinholes in drywall or wallpaper