Termite Control In Knoxville, TN

Knoxville, TN Termite Control Services

Most homeowners in Knoxville are probably aware that getting termites is a disaster almost all the time. However, homeowners may not be aware of just how hard it is for them to deal with termite infestations or pest control in Knoxville themselves or how difficult termite prevention can be without professional help, like the kind you'll find here at Pest OPS.

The Problems Termites Can Cause

a termite on the ground

If you have a termite problem, it can quickly wreak havoc all over your home. In the forest, termites break down dead wood, speeding up the decay process and putting the nutrients back into the soil. However, in your home, this same speeding up of decay leads to dangerous and expensive damage that can leave your home structurally unsound and cost thousands to repair.

Knoxville Termite Control

Stop “Silent Destroyers” With Help From Pest-Ops, LLC

Termites are one of the most destructive household pests, and they can eat through walls, wood flooring, and other structures undetected. Termites are prevalent throughout Tennessee and are notoriously difficult to eradicate; when they do severe structural damage, repairs can be quite costly. Adding insult to injury, termite damage is often not covered by homeowners' insurance. A homeowner's best bet is to treat their home to prevent termites proactively. Pest-Ops, LLC offers termite prevention services to all residents and commercial customers in Knoxville. We have the skill and experience needed to protect your property.

Our Termite Control Process

termite in a home

Inspection

The first thing we do when we come out to your home is to conduct a thorough inspection of your property. We’ll look for existing termite infestations, but we’ll also check to see if your home has conducive conditions that could lead to a future termite problem. These conditions include wood-to-ground contact, rotting wood, or wood damage.

termite damage in home

Treatment

If we find an active termite infestation, we’ll first identify the type of termite you have because termite removal methods can depend on the species of termite that is infesting your home. Once we identify the termites infesting your home, we’ll create a personalized plan to eliminate your infestation. Typically, we set up termite bait statins and monitoring stations to get rid of the entire colony in one to two treatments. Follow-up treatments are to prevent future infestations.

dead termites in a home

Exclusion

In our follow-up appointments, we’ll ensure treatments and preventative measures are working to keep your home termite-free. We can also advise you on how to deal with any conducive conditions that may have arisen or still exist on your property to ensure you don’t develop another infestation.

Types Of Termites

There are three main types of termite: subterranean termites, dampwood termites, and drywood termites. The type of termite that you are likely to deal with in Tennessee is the subterranean termite. That being said, drywood and dampwood termites can be brought into the state in furniture and other items. Subterranean termites are the most common, and they cause billions of dollars in damage every year. Their colonies are quite large and can have thousands of members. Because they largely stay hidden, it is important to know the signs of a termite infestation so that you can stop and mitigate any damage as soon as possible.

Signs of a termite infestation include:

  • Hollow sounding wood
  • Sagging wood flooring
  • Small holes in wood furniture, baseboards and flooring
  • Shed wings
  • Finding mud tubes built by termites for above-ground transportation
  • Frass, or termite refuse (looks like a fine powder or dust pile near a borehole)
  • Seeing insects that look like white, flying ants (these are actually termites)

We offer $100 off our termite and pest control service bundle. Call our Knoxville termite control experts to learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions

One of the issues with termites is they can go months and even years without being noticed, even if you are living with a major infestation and why we recommend an annual termite inspection from a local termite company to catch problems early. 

The reason termites are able to hide in your home for so long is they eat the wood they infest, so they don't have to forage for food, and they do so silently. The likelihood you'll ever see a termite out of the nest or in your house when it's not mating season is low. So you'll have to look for other signs:

  • Windows and doors that don't fit
  • Bucked floors or loose floorboards
  • Damaged wood with no explicable cause 
  • Pinholes in drywall 
  • Mud tubes around your foundation 
  • Termite sawdust

Seeing swarms of termites is also a major sign that you have a serious problem. Termites don't fly very far from the nest to pair off and mate. So their presence is an indicator of a mature colony on your property. 

Methods For Treating Termites

Because of how prevalent termites are in Tennessee, it is recommended that all homeowners take proactive steps to prevent and treat termite infestations. This begins with an annual termite inspection. From there, there are several different methods to treat and prevent termites. In some cases, affected wood can be treated. We may also treat the perimeter, foundation, and soil around your home with termiticide to prevent termites from digging up under your home. Your particular situation will determine how we approach your termite problem or termite prevention.

When you hire Pest-Ops, LLC to help you protect your home from termites, we will:

  • Inspect your entire property
  • If termites are found, we will identify the type of termite and the extent of the damage
  • Provide you with a personalized treatment plan
  • Perform professional termite elimination services
  • Set up termite monitoring and baiting stations
  • Make follow-up appointments as necessary to ensure that your termite prevention plan is working

When dealing with termites, it is important to stay vigilant. Call us today to sign up for our QWEST (Quality with Enhanced Service Trac) Termite Prevention program.

We Offer Commercial Termite Prevention

It is not only residential homeowners in Knoxville that must contend with termites. Commercial properties are also susceptible to termite damage. Additionally, because commercial properties tend to be much larger than a residential home, termite infestations in a commercial setting can be quite extensive. This means, that if left unchecked, termite damage in a commercial setting can be catastrophic. Pest-Ops, LLC has 25 years of experience in commercial pest control and handling all types of termite infestations. We can use our experience to help you protect your business or property from termites.

A Termite-Free House Is A Click Or Call Away!

Don't wait until termites do thousands of dollars worth of damage to your home. If you see signs of termites or want to get a termite inspection, contact Pest OPS today.

What Our Customers Are Saying

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"I've been with Pest-Ops for so long I lost count how many years. I am a bit of a perfectionist so it's hard to please me with a typical service. I say that to highly complement PestOps and John - all I ever have to do is, open my front door and say "Hi John!" and he takes care of everything thoroughly and completely.  He is professional, courteous, and listens  attentively if there's ever an issue."

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