A lone termite on a piece of rotted wood Termite tunnels

Quick Facts About Termites

  • Termites are social insects and nest underground
  • Termites cause more than $5 billion of damage each year in the US
  • Termites cause damage in hidden areas, behind walls, under floors, in crawl spaces, attics and basements.
  • Termites can follow tree roots and construction conduits such as pipes and footers to gain entry into homes.
  • Termites can be in your home for several years with very few visible signs of activity.

Termite Pest Control

Without annual inspections from a pest management professional, termites can go unnoticed for years while continuing to damage your home. If you have Termites and need them exterminated, contact us to setup an inspection and let us solve your pest problems. Empire offers termite pest control from Cincinnati to Dayton.

Termite Extermination in Southwest Ohio

How To Identify Termites
Termites are often mistaken for flying ants, but there are noticeable differences: Both swarming termites and swarming ants have two pairs of wings. Termites front and hindwings are the same shape and size. However, ants front wings are larger than their hindwings. Also ants’ antennae are elbowed, while termites’ are straight and ants have a narrow, pinched waist, while termites’ waists are thicker and less defined.

A side by side comparison of a termite and a flying ant

How To Identify a Termite Infestation

Unfortunately, there may be no or few warning signs that termites are present in your home. The best way to determine the presence of termites in your home is with a thorough home inspection from a pest management professional. However, look for some of the following warning signs. Check for termite evidence, like dead termites or termite wings on window sills or along walls. Look for termite “swarming” during the day or early evening and often after rainfall. Check for shelter tubes appearing on or around the foundation. Test floor and baseboards for hollow sounds.

Termite Mud Tubes

Combatting an Infestation
If you or one of our pest control specialists has found a termite colony infesting your property, Empire Termite & Pest Control has all of the modern insecticides, traps, and know-how you'll want and need to clear out a termite infestation. Whether dealing with Subterranean, Dampwood, or Drywood termites, we have the tools and experience to remove them, to get an inspection or exterminition services, just give us a call today or use the contact form below!

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