Protecting Investment Property From Termites

termites in rental home in HI

Whether you have a rental property, hotel/motel, resorts, or some other income-generating property, it is vital to have termite damage protection, especially if your property is here in Hawaii. The state of Hawaii is known for its many exotic creatures. That is because the climate here is perfect to sustain a wide variety of animals. It is also perfect for sustaining a wide variety of insects, including many species of termite.

If you're not aware, Hawaii is home to the most destructive termite found in the United States, the Formosan subterranean termite. These termites are referred to by some as super termites because they develop significantly larger colonies and do much more damage to manmade structures when they invade.

Termite feeding is a lot like thousands of tiny dump trucks coming onto your property and hauling out tiny loads of wood. Subterranean termites can travel as far as the length of a football field to feed. Worker termites bring the food back and share it with the rest of the termites in their colony through a process called trophallaxis.

Formosan termites are also capable of establishing colonies entirely inside a structure without any connection to the ground. They use their feces to coat their nests to retain the moisture they need to survive. The close proximity to their food source dramatically increases the destruction they can cause.

Subterranean termites, whether Formosan or not, are silent destroyers that can feed for years without detection. It is never a good idea to wait till you see signs of their presence. When walls begin to bulge, floors begin to sag, and doors and windows begin to stick, it is too late to avoid the severe financial ramifications. Fortunately, there are proactive measures that can prevent this from happening.

At Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions, we have an effective solution for ground termites. We install the Sentricon Termite Colony Elimination System with Always Active Technology. The Sentricon System:

  • provides protection 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • targets termites, and only termites. You don't have to wonder if this product is harming other creatures in your yard.

  • does not require drilling or trenching liquid treatments.

  • never leaves you unprotected. Liquid treatments can break down over time and provide holes that termites will eventually exploit.

  • has a bait that is scientifically proven to be more desirable to termites than wood, which is their primary food source.

  • takes advantage of the foraging behavior of worker termites. When worker termites find a food source, they do not focus on one spot. They continue to scout, even as they are feeding. This ensures that they will always find the bait.

  • requires you to do nothing. Bait stations are monitored and maintained through regular visits from a professional pest specialist.

  • is low profile. You'll hardly know it's there. But those termites won't miss it.

  • is a proven colony elimination system. It has stood up to the scrutiny of 30 independent university studies with findings published in over 70 scientific articles, and has more than 15 years of real-life success behind it.

If termites have already infested your property, the team here at Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions can help you assess the issue and provide effective treatments to stop the damage and rid your structure of termites.

The product we trust to do this is an undetectable chemical technology from Termidor. What do we mean by undetectable? This is a product that termites can't see, smell, or taste, which is an essential quality for effective termite control.

Termites have a natural defense that helps them avoid extermination by poisons that act too quickly or are detectable. The undetectable nature of this product allows our team to not just eliminate the termites within your structure, but destroy the colony that sent them.

If you need termite protection or termite colony extermination for your property and you are in our Hawaii service area, reach out to us to schedule a consultation. Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions offers the most advanced termite control solutions available in the industry. We'll help you safeguard your property and protect your bottom line from the danger of termite damage. Help is just a click away.