Prevent costly structural damage to your property with termite control from Colonial Exterminating, Co. Inc.
in Newport News, Virginia
. Based on more than 40 years of experience, we do a complete job that provides you with lasting termite protection. If you already have structural damage from those pesky termites we can repair that for you as well.
Are you familiar with the damage that termites cause? Devastating more homes in the United Sates than all fires, storms and earthquakes combined! Termite Infestations are not normally covered by your Home Owner's Insurance, so make sure you are protected. Get peace-of-mind with Colonial Exterminating standing guard over your home.
Of course termites feed on wood, but they also feed on paper products like; books, cardboard boxes, furniture, photographs and other valuables. Not even buildings with steel framing and masonry walls are safe from these hungry critters. Wooden doors and window frames, wooden support beams, cabinets and shelving within buildings are all tasty targets. No building or structure is safe. But don't panic, we can help.
If you see pencil-sized mud tubes running across bare concrete or masonry between the soil and any wooden part of your building or thin, tiny, papery wings.( All the same size and shape on your window sill, counter top or floor ) I would strongly suggest you have Colonial Exterminating inspect your home.
An annual inspection and termite policy will help ensure your home is safe from subterranean termites.
Our inspectors can determine if termites are active or not, how much visible damage was caused, and how to treat the termites.
Here are a few helpful preventative measures you can take against termites:
- Remove any debris covering foundation.
- On slab homes; keep ground level at least six inches away from siding.
- Treat all untreated soil surrounding foundation with Termidor®.
- Stack firewood, lumber or other wooden items several feet away from your building
- Use only pressure treated wood for all construction directly in contact with the ground
- Keep all decorative wood chips and mulch at least one foot away from foundation
- Use sand and stones to decorate
- Repair any water lines, fixtures, eaves, down-spouts and such that may allow wooden parts of your home to get wet
- Keep the moisture level down in the crawl space
- Gardens and flowerbeds should be kept far away from your home's perimeter
- Use a yellow or amber outdoor light to reduce attracting swarming termites.
"We would like to extend our thanks for a job well done. While termites are never welcome, Tom and Paul were. Throughout the job they were extremely courteous, paid close attention to detail, and completed their task in a timely and efficient manner. Such professionalism is rare these days, accept our compliments."
-Wendy and Herb S.