Termite Control in Phoenix, ArizonaTermite treatment and management is best handled by trained professionals. Your business, home and family deserve the very best protection. KY-KO has been delivering that protection for years throughout Phoenix and surrounding areas. When you contact us, our Arizona termite experts will arrange an on-site appointment that is convenient for you.
Our Free Termite Inspection in Arizona Includes:
- Courteous, knowledgeable technicians you can rely on.
- Thorough inspection of the building(s) & surrounding property.
- A detailed written report that contains the areas inspected, evidence of termite activity, entry areas that are high risk for potential termite infestation, entry areas that are at risk but inaccessible for inspection, and a plan of action for termite control that is specific for your property and needs.
Termite Treatment in Phoenix, AZ
Soil TreatmentAs many of the termite species in Arizona build their colonies underground and access structures from down under, it is important to treat the soil around your property. By creating a barrier around the sub-floor of the building and around the perimeter soil, termites are blocked from attempting to gain access into the structure. KY-KO has the specialized equipment and expert knowledge required to install a chemical soil barrier (building trenches, drilling, use of rod injection). For both effectiveness and safety, Termidor is the proven product KY-KO uses to shield you.
Structural TreatmentIf a termite infestation has been found, rest assured knowing that KY-KO is able to treat every area of your home or business. As each infestation and structure is unique, a customized plan by termite specialists is necessary to properly treat your property. With regards to Drywood termites, some buildings may only require spot-treatment. Should multiple Drywood termite colonies be found in the same structure, fumigation is recommended. Whatever the case may be, KY-KO has the right tools and expert know-how to take care of you!
Termite WarrantyOur work is backed by a warranty you can’t go wrong with. We offer warranties from 1 to 5 years. After we treat your property, should there be any new sign or evidence of active infestation, we will return and re-treat the areas of infestation at no cost to you. We will also conduct a yearly inspection of your property under warranty at no cost. Call us today for your Free Termite and Pest Inspection!
Early termite detection can save you thousands.Termites are like unwelcome guests who never want to leave. Rather than trying to brave the outdoor elements and predators, termites prefer homes because there is ample food, shelter, and moisture. Even if you've never had termites before, there is no guarantee you won’t play host to them this year. These relentless covert creatures hide behind walls and floors, alluding unsuspecting and untrained eyes for years. In fact, on average almost $8,000 worth of property damage occurs before these pests are detected. Therefore, annual reports and early detection are key to staying ahead and keeping you protected. Act now!
Think You Have Termites?It’s a word that every homeowner dreads to hear – termites! Unfortunately, Phoenix and other Arizona cities are not immune from these pests. Astoundingly, termite infestations cause billions of dollars in damage every year. Wishful thinking or ignoring a potential problem won’t make it go away. The bad news? Termite damage is not covered by home-owner’s insurance policies. Furthermore, detection can be difficult without assistance from trained professionals. The good news? Ky-Ko can help you win the battle against this pest.
Here's what to look for:
Types of termites found in ArizonaDon’t let Arizona’s dry climate give you a false sense of security regarding termites. There’s no escaping these pests who thrive practically everywhere. Within our state there are two specific types of termites to be aware of. We’ll be taking a closer look at each type below. Similar to bees and ants, termites are social creatures who dwell in large colonies where the young are produced and labor is divided collectively. Termites generally feed of wood, and other materials that contain cellulose such as books, paper, insulation, swimming pool filtration systems and more. Homes and buildings are susceptible to becoming infested at any time, which is why early detection, annual inspections, and proper treatment by trained professionals are vital to getting the upper hand. So what types of termites are looking to make your Arizona home their home?
- Are very common in Arizona and capable of collapsing an entire building.
- There are species within the subterranean species that are the most destructive of all termite types in the U.S.
- As their name implies, their colonies are found underground as the soil provides the most moisture they require to survive.
- Hundreds of thousands to millions of termites can be found in a single subterranean colony.
- They construct mud tunnels to travel between their colony and the structure where they access their food source.These tunnels further protect them from the elements in open air.
- Out of the three termite types in Arizona, the Drywood species reproduce the slowest.
- Their smaller colonies usually do not grow to more than 5,000 termites per colony.
- Are not dependent on moisture from soil or any other source of water; making them the most mobile of all the species.
- Colonies are built in structural wood, furniture, moldings, window and door frames, fence posts, etc.
- As their swarms are small, they can often be overlooked.
- Leave behind fecal pellets that are dry and six-sided.
Common Termite Questions and Answers
Even if you have never had a termite infestation previously, there is no guarantee you won’t encounter them this year. Our homes provide shelter, food and moisture for termites to thrive in. As the old adage goes, an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure. Early detection and annual inspections will keep you armed against these pests that have the ability to allude the naked eye. Ky-Ko provides Free Termite Inspections to Arizona residents. Call us today and gain peace of mind.
Many get these two pests confused but there are ways to tell them apart. From the image below, we can see that termites have thick waists while ants have a more pinched-in waist. The antennae of termites look like a string of beads while ants possess distinctive elbowed antennae. The wings of termite swamers are long, narrow and the front and back are about the same length while those of ants resemble long triangles and the front pair of wings is much longer than the back pair.
Termites are not drawn to filth and refuse such as cockroaches. They are foragers looking for cellulose rich food – primarily wood. Termites can enter a structure without direct wood contact through mud tubes. They can enter through foam insulation below the ground, hollow concrete blocks or bricks, plumbing spaces, expansion joints, and the like. An opening as small as 1/32 of an inch is all they need to penetrate. Practically any building is at risk of a termite infestation.
If you spot any of the following, a termite infestation may be present.
- Mud tubes that run across masonry or concrete; between the soil and up to any wooden part of the building. These tubes are about the diameter of a pencil or larger.
- Small, thin paper-like wings, that are the same shape and size (3/8 – 1/2 inch long) found on your floor, counter top or window sill.
- Wooden parts of the building that begin to unexpectedly sag. Special attention should be paid if those wooden parts belong to important support structures.
- Wood that has become thin or brittle.
- Paint on wooden surfaces that appear thin and/or bubbled.
Often times, termites go undetected for a long period of time. When they are uncovered, plenty of damage has already occurred to the property. This is why it is so important to have trained professionals come in and inspect your home or place of business.
The following are some smart steps homeowners can take to avoid termite infestations.
- Keep firewood, lumber and other wooden items, from coming in direct contact with your building. Several feet away is best.
- Keep wood supports of patios, porches, decks or other separate buildings at least one foot away from the foundation of your home.
- Use pressure-treated wood for your construction. Keep in mind that even treated wood have a limited protection period.
- All mulch (even redwood and cedar) and wood chips should be moved at least one foot from your home’s foundation. Consider using sand and stone for decorative purposes as they discourage pests from taking up residence next to your building.
- Repair leaks around your property, especially those that cause wooden parts of your house to become wet.
- Relocate gardens or flower beds that are frequently watered as far away as possible from the perimeter of your home.
- Monitor and reduce any moisture build-ups in places such as crawl spaces.
Unfortunately do-it-yourself treatments are not effective and rarely rid the owner of an existing termite infestation. Termite extermination and management require a special set of skills. A knowledge of building construction, the different termite types in Arizona and the best strategies to deal with them are what the professionals are trained in.
The KY-KO name has been in the valley for over 18 years and is known for its excellent customer service. KY-KO’s termite specialist will respond fast to all inquires and has over 22 years of experience. KY-KO only uses Termidor which is the best termiticide available on the market. KY-KO is crazy about Quality.