Why treat for Termites?

More than 600,000 homes in the US have suffered Termite damage totaling over $1.5 Billion annually. Termite damage is more common than storm, fire or earthquake damage; yet its rarely covered by homeowners insurance. How do I know if I have Termites? Because Termites live in colonies in the soil, you typically cant see or hear them. Colonies can consist of hundreds of thousands of Termites that can tunnel hundreds of feet to reach feeding sites. Homeowners might see several possible signs of a termite infestation which include:

  • Mud tubes can run across bare concrete or masonry between the soil and any wooden part of your building.
  • Thin small papery wings, all the same shape and size, 3/8 to 1/2 inch long on your window sill, counter top or floor – especially if it is late spring and there has been a recent rain.
  • Thin ‘bubbled’ or distorted areas of paint on wooden surfaces.
  • Any wooden building parts beginning to “sag” unexpectedly – especially if they are important support structures.

Who should treat for Termites?

Effective treatment by the homeowner for the control of Termites can be virtually impossible. Penn Pest treatments protect your home by eradicating the Termite colonies, regardless of their actual location, by using the worlds most effective termiticide and America’s #1 Termite Defense product: Termidor.

How can I tell the difference between a Termite and a Winged Ant?


Winged Ants

Antennae are straight or curved with bead like segments Antennae are bent or ‘elbowed’
‘Thick waist’ – Middle part of the body is broad ‘Pinched in waist’ – Middle part of the Body is narrow
2 Body Parts 3 Body Parts
Wings are long and narrow. Front and Back are the same size Back wings are shorter than front wings



Realtors: Call Penn Pest for your Termite Certifications


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