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There’s a common saying here in the Valley: either your home has a history of termites, has termites right now, or will get termites in the future. We specialize in highly effective, long-lasting termite control. Our termite treatment strategy both eliminates the current infestation and prevents re-infestation for years to come. We back our work with a complementary one-year warranty.
At KY-KO, we’re known for our free termite inspections in Phoenix. If you suspect your home or business has termites, don’t wait. Call us right away.
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Get to know desert subterranean termites.
The Phoenix area, particularly in the context of the Sonoran Desert, is a unique ecosystem that harbors various termite subspecies, posing significant challenges for homeowners and property managers. Among these, the Desert Subterranean Termite stands out as the most prevalent and problematic species in the Valley. Understanding the behavior, habitat, and effective control methods for these termites is crucial for effective pest management in this region.
Desert Subterranean Termites: A Closer Look
Desert Subterranean Termites are notorious for their destructive capabilities. These termites primarily dwell underground, which makes their detection and eradication particularly challenging. They construct intricate mud tunnels that serve as their pathways from the soil to their food sources, primarily wood. These mud tubes are a distinctive sign of their presence and are often found climbing up the stem walls of buildings. This behavior not only signifies an infestation but also points to the potential for significant structural damage.
The climate of Phoenix, with its hot and dry conditions, provides an ideal habitat for these termites. They thrive in this environment and are more active during certain times of the year, particularly in the warmer months. Regular inspections are vital to detect any early signs of infestation, as early detection can significantly reduce the extent of damage and the cost of repairs.
Why Desert Subterranean Termites are a Threat
The Desert Subterranean Termite is particularly menacing due to its ability to consume a wide range of cellulose-based materials, not limited to just wood. This includes paper, cotton, and other plant-based products. Their capacity to chew through these materials undetected for long periods can lead to severe structural damage before an infestation is even noticed.
One of the biggest challenges in dealing with these termites is their hidden nature. Since they travel and live underground, they can undermine the structural integrity of a building without any visible signs until significant damage has been done. Regular professional inspections are crucial in identifying and addressing these infestations early.
Control and Prevention Strategies
Effective control of Desert Subterranean Termites in the Phoenix area requires a combination of preventative measures and professional pest control strategies. Prevention starts with reducing soil-to-wood contact around your property, ensuring proper drainage away from the foundation, and maintaining a dry and well-ventilated environment to make it less attractive to termites.
Professional termite control often involves the use of termiticides, which are applied around the perimeter of the property and in strategic locations to create a barrier that termites cannot cross. Baiting systems are also effective; they use bait stations to attract termites, which then carry the poison back to their colony, effectively reducing the population over time.
One of the challenges of termite treatment in Arizona is that termites like to re-infest homes they have been in before. Even if the old colony has been completely wiped out, the pheromones they left behind can serve as an attractive lure to other termites.
Homeowners who have had a termite infestation at some point will often need to remain vigilant for many years to come and schedule regular termite inspections to confirm there is no new activity.
Warning signs of termite activity.
What are the common signs of termites?
Your guide to termites.
Here’s what to watch out for.
Termites typically work out-of-sight, out-of-mind.
Look for the signs of termite activity.
Putting together a treatment plan.
We offer effective termite control in Phoenix. Once our technician has determined that there is termite activity, we’ll sit down with you and build a customized treatment plan for your home.
After treating the interior of the home, one of the most-effective ways to prevent reinfestation is by employing a “moat” defense around the exterior of your home.
This figurative and literal line in the sand blocks subterranean termites from accessing the stem wall.
Complimentary 1-Year Warranty.
Your home is protected by our warranty.
We provide homeowners with a complimentary 1-year warranty. If you notice renewed termite activity in the 12 months after our service, we’ll come back to your home and reapply the treatment. For your peace of mind, we also have 5-year warranties available at an additional cost.
Effective termite treatment.
Our proven termite treatment process.
Inspection & quote
Start by calling us for a free termite inspection. We’ll send one of our experienced termite specialists out to your home to look for signs of a termite infestation.
If we do find termite activity, we’ll discuss the extent of it and review your options. Our termite treatment in Arizona focuses on both eliminating current termites and preventing re-infestation.
After treating your home, we’ll come back out to re-inspect our work and determine if the termites have been eliminated. We want to ensure the treatment plan is working for your home.
We form a barrier around your home.
As their name implies, subterranean termites access your home by traveling through the ground. To block them from re-infesting your property, we dig trenches around the perimeter of your stem wall and add our highly effective treatment. This forms an invisible wall, protecting your home from another termite invasion. This strategy is an integral part of our termite treatment here in Phoenix, where subterranean termites are so prevalent.
We use highly effective products.
Your home deserves the very best. It’s why we use EPA-approved, yet powerfully effective, termiticide to treat your termite infestation. Our termiticide is specially formulated for desert subterranean termites, and will not only remove the current infestation, but prevent termites from returning. It’s the backbone of our highly effective termite control here in Arizona.
The right plan for your home.
What does termite treatment cost in Phoenix?
The cost of treatment can vary depending on factors such as the severity of the termite infestation, the type of termites involved, the treatment required to eliminate the termites, the size of your home, the length of the warranty, and more. To get an individualized quote, call our team today.
We’re HomeAdvisor Screened & Approved.
You can trust our team of experts.
We’ve been a HomeAdvisor Screened & Approved business for more than a decade. This means we meet their rigorous licensing and employee background check standards. We’re proud to be a HomeAdvisor partner that works with local customers.
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We offer real estate termite inspections.
Are you buying or selling a home here in the Phoenix metro area? Consider having our team at KY-KO Pest Prevention perform a thorough real estate termite inspection. One of our termite experts will inspect the property for signs of past or current termite activity or damage.