The name termite comes from the Latin word termite which means ‘woodworm’ which makes sense when you realize that they look like a bit like worms and eat wood. Whether we like it or not termites are an important part of the ecosystem because termites break down wood and foliage. When they get into homes and break down the wood that we are still using to hold up our homes, things go downhill pretty quickly: termites produce over $5 billion in damage to Americans annually.
Once termites get into your home they eat away at every piece of wood all day and all night. Most of the time, people do not notice the termites until the damage is severe and at that point there can be thousands of termites and hundred of colonies feeling very thankful for the feast you have provided for them.
R&O Pest Control’s solution is to stop the problem before it begins and to minimize damage if it is already happening. Our protective services will keep the termites from ever getting too far. Our treatment services reach the places that termites are most likely attacking, inside and out. Outside, we get rid of the things that make your home an attractive location for termites, like dead tree stumps and use exterior sprays to kill termites, as needed. Inside we hit the crevices they use to get in and check out the places they usually call home, crawl spaces and basements. Termites can be a nightmare, but R&O Pest Control will scare them away and keep them out of your space.