Termite Pest Control in Phoenix, Arizona
Termites in Arizona
The word ‘Termite’ causes panic in the hearts and minds of home and business owners throughout the Metropolitan Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler and Gilbert areas—and for good reason. There is no other species of pest more synonymous with destruction and financial ruin than termites. They derive subsistence from wood and cellulose-based products and byproducts, with a preference for dead wood and organic byproducts specifically.
Common Types of Termites Found in AZ
Desert Subterranean Termites
Typically found in the southern region of Arizona, Desert Subterranean Termites live in desert plants like cacti and timber (springwood). Their damage resembles that of a honeycomb.
They don’t require moisture as most other termites do and love to feed on dry wood.
Arid-land Subterranean Termites
Arid Subterranean Termites are the most common termites in the state and can be found in deserts, canyons, rivers, dunes, and even above 4,000 ft. altitudes.
They love wood and cellulose material such as desert trees and cactus ribs and plenty of home materials, including insulation, paper, stucco, etc.
Western Drywood Termite
You guessed it; they love dry wood. The Western Drywood Termite is known for dense infestations, exhibiting colonies as large as 2,000 termites strong.
Often, termite damage looks very similar to water damage or wood rot. As termites eat and hollow out your home’s wooden support, you’ll begin to see aspects of your home’s infrastructure bending, sagging, darkening, and even crumbling as it can no longer support the weight it was meant to hold in the first place.
DIY Termite Treatment
Liquid termiticides are treatments applied around the perimeter of your property to prevent them from entering your home. They also prevent invading termites from returning to outside soil for the moisture they need for survival.
You can avoid putting chemical pesticides in your soil by utilizing termite bait technologies. They are placed in the ground and attract termites to feed on the bait, killing them off.
When you schedule a termite inspection with your trusted local pest control professional, one way you can prepare is to ensure easy access to potential termite damage sites, including:
- Wooden structures
- Wood fences
- Cracks in expansion joints and brick constructs
- Wood mulch
Both the interior and exterior of your home will be inspected for signs of infestation, including:
- Mud tubes
- Wood damage
- Hollow wood
- Signs of tunneling
- Buckling paint
- Live termites
We Can Help You!
Insectek understands the dire nature of a termite infestation where your home or business is concerned, and this presence of mind has earned us the reputation of being the go-to Phoenix termite control exterminator expert.
When the time comes for you to investigate or deal with a termite infestation head-on, you owe it to yourself to trust your home or business to the Phoenix termite control exterminator professionals at Insectek Pest Solutions. Our courteous, professional, highly skilled and trustworthy Phoenix termite control exterminator team will serve you with the prowess, proficiency and thoroughness you deserve—so that you never need fall victim to these destructive little wood whittling nuisances again. Contact us for more information.
Insectek is a locally owned and operated pest control company, serving the Metropolitan Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, and Gilbert areas. With two decades of combined experience, we know a thing or two about the rodents and insects you fear creeping into your home.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know what kind of pest control service I need?
At Insectek we employ the highest moral and ethical standards for treatments, and therefore we do not recommend anything our customers do not need. Instead we focus on understanding the pest activity and pest tolerance of a client before making a recommendation. As your locally owned, operated and vested pest control exterminator experts, we believe earning your business based on what you need, and not what we want to try and sell you instead, will keep your loyalty, trust and business for years to come. Try out our recommendation app below to find out what kind of service is best for you.
Why do I still see bugs here and there when I have an exterminator service?
Insects have been roaming the earth for millions of years and therefore have a tremendous advantage on us humans. They have mastered the art of staying alive under harsh conditions, and are very adept at making sure their offspring do too. The pest control products that are available to professionals, like the Phoenix pest control exterminators at Insectek, have to balance the important task of eliminating as many pests as possible—while at the same time making sure they are safe for you, your family and of course your pets. Therefore, the exterminator team at Insectek Pest Solutions utilizes the best and safest products available, but in most cases cannot treat every single pest with one pass of the wand.
Are the products your exterminator uses safe for my family and pets?
The products on the market our exterminator technicians use in your home undergo rigorous research, development and testing first at the manufacturer level, then at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and finally, in many cases through the State Department of Agriculture. Even with this multiple layer system it is important to have an educated understanding of, and conservative respect for the pest control products that are applied in and around your home. In most cases, a person or pet should stay out the treated area until the pest control solution is dry. Our Phoenix pest control and exterminator team will provide you with a detailed service report that states the name of each product used, as well as where it was applied. If you ever have any questions about a specific product we used, please reach out to us so that labels and material data safety sheets can be provided.
What is considered a “green” pest control treatment?
A green or organic pest control treatment is any treatment that uses a naturally occurring, non-synthetically altered or enhanced pesticide. These products are usually botanical, and they have proven to be quite effective overall. However, they do sometimes lack the residual power of synthetic versions that have been created by scientists in laboratories.
What are the most dangerous pests in Arizona?
There are many dangerous pests in Arizona that not only cause painful bites and stings, but also that can pass on dangerous diseases. These pests include scorpions, black widows, brown recluse spider, ticks, fleas, assassin bugs and rodents. The Phoenix pest control exterminator team at Insectek is very knowledgeable and experienced where these pests, and many others indigenous to Arizona are concerned.
Pest Control and Removal Services
Our team works to protect Arizonan homes and businesses from daily nuisances to the most destructive pests, including: