We offer termite treatments, termite warranties, and can also provide termite letters when you are ready to buy/sell your home. We can treat your home or structure with the liquid Termiticide method or via Advance Trelona Termite Bait System method. We are committed to protect your home against these wood destroying organisms. Call us today to learn more!
Subterranean termites are the most common wood destroying organism in North America. They build distinctive tunnels (as seen in the video to your left) to reach food and to protect themselves from open air. Subterranean termites typically swarm in the spring and live underground in colonies with as many as two million members. If you suspect a termite infestation, call us today about a subterranean termite treatment.
There are two ways to treat for termites.
Retreat & Repair
Official Georgia Wood Infestation Report is a standard document that is typically required for the sale of property in Georgia. This report states whether or not there is evidence of any active or previous infestations of a wood destroying organism. The report also lists if there are favorable conditions for wood-destroying organisms, such as moisture and wood-to-earth contact.
We identify and control powder post beetles, wood destroying fungus, and old house borers. We will also assess the moisture reading under your home and advise ways to reduce it if necessary.
Powder post beetles are a type of wood boring beetle. They lay their eggs in the wood and the larvae will then hatch from the eggs. A major sign of powder post beetles is the frass that is present. Frass is a mixture of wood particles and the larvae excretion.
Ductwork in a low crawlspace often creates moisture issues due to lack of air flow and increase in moisture. Also worthy to mention, this mess makes it difficult to inspect the crawlspace for issues.
The pictures highlight sagging duct work filled with water from condensation. The condensation occurs due to high humidity and warm air in contact with the cool ducts. Another issue is the duct is not strapped properly. The insulation is also wet to the touch from the condensation.
The EPA recommends maintaining home humidity levels between 30-50% to prevent mold growth. Mold thrives in warmer conditions 60 degrees and above. Ideal temps for mold are between 77 to 86 degrees combined with high humidity.
A dehumidifier is often necessary in this type of situation even if the crawlspace meets all criteria for adequate ventilation.
These costly issues would have been prevented if the duct work would have been placed in the attic from the beginning. A dehumidifier still might have been needed, but it definitely would not have the issues it has now.