Termite Control in Knoxville
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.
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)
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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 handling all types of commercial termite infestations. We can use our experience to help you protect your business or property from termites.