Termites are a serious problem in the United States, one that costs U.S. property owners over $5 billion every year. Unfortunately, states like Hawaii get hit very hard because we have a climate that makes it easy for termites to thrive throughout the year. Because termites do not have a need to rest, they can be active 24 hours a day, that is the potential for a lot of damage to your home. The Formosan subterranean termite has continued to thrive in our state and is directly responsible for large amounts of damage to both homes and businesses each year. All of this activity makes preventative treatments an essential part of owning property in Hawaii.
Termites are called "silent invaders" for a reason. It is because they feed within the wood, rather than on the wood, of a structure. Subterranean termites attack from the ground and work their way up inside, leaving only mud tubes on basement walls or foundation pillars, as a sign of their presence.
Drywood termites can attack a home entirely from the air and feed on the inside of window and door frames for months without detection. It is only when tiny, hard pellets are found scattered or piled underneath kick out holes, that these insects are discovered.
The first sign of termites is usually the presence of swarmers. But this is not generally a sign of impending infestation but, rather, a sign that an infestation has been going on for years. When a nest matures, it begins to produce winged reproductives for the purpose of establishing new nests. These swarmers don't travel far, and they usually end up on the exterior walls of the structure they exited from.
It is not a good idea to wait until swarmers appear, or to hope that you will see kick out holes or mud tubes. These signs can be subtle, and in difficult places to see or reach.
In Hawaii, where a termite infestation isn't a matter of "if," but "when," it is vital to have preventative protection that will start working to destroy termites as soon as they reach your perimeter.
Many of the termite protocols we use don't just create a barrier to keep termites out. They use termite workers against their own colony, destroying all the termites, including the queen. That is termite protection you can trust.
Don't wait to see signs of termites. Don't wait till the damage is already done. Schedule an appointment to meet with one of our certified termite specialists today and get your termite protection in place "before" termites attack.