How To Deal With Termites On Your Turks & Caicos Property

termites eating wood

Have you discovered termites? Did you flip a board over or pick up a branch and find tiny pale-colored insects crawling around? Did those insects disappear into the wood? This is typically how termites are discovered, but many homeowners don't realize that they've discovered termites. If you do realize this, then you're ahead of the curve. The next step is to understand the level of threat. This is what we're going to discuss today. We're also going to give you some insight into what you need to do to mitigate this threat.

Four Things You May Not Know About Worker Termites

  • Worker termites don't like to be seen. If you uncover them, they'll hide again. This makes it easy to think that those insects have moved to another property, or simply died off. We're confident to tell you that they're still out there.
  • Worker termites feed on multiple food sources at one time. If you found termites feeding on a piece of wood or a branch in your yard, it is likely that they're feeding on several things. They could be eating a stump or a tree with heart rot. They could be feeding on a wood fence or a wood deck. They could be feeding on the wood of your home. All of this happens at the same time.
  • Worker termites are numerous. While one little termite isn't much to look at, you need to be aware that a colony can have hundreds of thousands of these workers.
  • Worker termites are the symptom of your problem. If you burn a branch that has termites in it, you're not addressing the source of your problem. If you spray the ground to exterminate termites, you'll only get a small percentage of the colony and do nothing to stop the queen from producing more.

How To Attack The Source

Now that you understand what you're up against, let's talk about what works to deal with termites in Turks & Caicos.

  • You need a solution that makes it easy to detect termites.
  • You need a solution that acts as one of the many sources of food worker termites are feeding on.
  • You need a solution that is designed with the understanding that termite workers can be everywhere in your yard without being seen.
  • You need a solution that uses termite workers against their own colony.

What accomplishes all of these things? The Sentricon® System with Always Active™. This termite bait solution allows your termite control professional to check and see if termites are active around your home. It contains a food source that is more interesting to termites than wood. This food source is picked up by numerous termite workers around your home and they share it with other termites in their colony. The active ingredients prevent termites from molting and this leads to colony elimination. No more colony; no more threat of termite damage.

Do You Have A Termite Control Plan?

If you live in Turks & Caicos, you should have termite protection. While the Sentricon® System with Always Active™ is not the only way to protect your property investment, it is one of the best. Reach out to Parkway Pest Solutions today and request an evaluation for your property. Our certified termite control professionals can guide you in selecting the right plan for your Turks & Caicos property. If you select the Sentricon® System, you'll have active termite protection 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with ongoing analysis of termite activity on your property. There is no better way to protect your investment.