• Profext offers Wood Destroying Insect Inspections all year long

  • Carpenter Ants

    Many people ask us “do you need to apply insecticide in every room in my house for carpenter ant control?” In most cases we do not need to treat all rooms. But on our initial service we feel it is very important to inspect the entire house inside and out to determine our course of action.

    Some of the things we are looking for with carpenter ant control:

    A. Moisture problems such as plumbing leaks, roof leaks, around windows, etc.
    B. Overgrown vegetation close to or touching the house
    C. Firewood stored next to the house
    D. Landscaping problems

  • Termites

    Out of all the wood destroying insects we see in our part of the country, termites by far cause the most damage. In 2005, the National Pest Management Association estimated that termites cause over $5 billion in damage each year. Unlike carpenter ants, that destroy the wood simply to make a place to nest, termites’ diet consists of cellulose, so they actually eat the wood.

    Termites need moisture in order to survive, so in order to leave the soil to enter your home, they build small tubes out of mud, which keeps them from drying out. This is one of the main signs of a termite infestation. If you find small mud tubes going from the ground, up your foundation, you are the victim of termites attacking your home.

    There is more than one way to kill a termite. Many times the most cost effective way and quickest way to rid your house of termites is to do a soil treatment. In a soil treatment we create a barrier along the foundation of your house. We do this by applying Termidor SC to the soil. The material we use has what is known as the “transfer effect” and is a non repellant, which means the termites are unable to detect the product in the soil and cannot avoid it. When a termite comes in contact with the product, they do not die quickly, giving them time to pass it on to other termites it comes in contact with. Almost like passing a disease along to the rest of the colony. The second treatment option is to go on a termite-baiting program. Bait stations are placed in the soil around the perimeter of your home. Call and ask us about other possible options to protect your home from termites.

  • Carpenter Bees

    Are you seeing stains on your house? Are you finding piles of sawdust? Do you see bumble bees hovering around your gutters? Maybe it’s not a bumblebee. It may be a carpenter bee problem.

    Carpenter Bees will make holes in trim boards and behind gutters around your house about the size of a dime. They are wood-destroying insects. It is not only important to treat the wood that they are attacking, but it is also important to treat the holes that they made and are nesting in.

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