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The termite treatment of a normal home can take several hours. To apply the termiticide barrier correctly, the technician will need to make a shallow trench next to the foundation. The purpose of the trench is to contain the termiticide next to the foundation. The trench is usually only a few inches deep. Depending on the type of soil, the technician can normally make the trench with a pick or a shovel. If the footer of the foundation is close to the surface of the soil, the technician can make the treatment by pouring the termiticide into the trench. Basement floors are often much deeper than the outside ground level. To treat the outside of a basement home, the technician will normally use a hollow rod at the end of the treating tool. The rod is used to apply termiticide on the side of the foundation all the way down to the footer. While he is treating the trench, the technician will slowly replace the soil in the trench. As the soil is replaced
in the trench, it will absorb some of the termiticide. This way, all of the soil next to the foundation will be treated. When the treatment is finished, the technician makes the top of the soil smooth and level. Many homes have porches, patios, or sidewalks around the outside. The technician normally drills ½” holes in the concrete in order to apply termiticide next to the foundation. The spacing of the holes will depend on the type of soil that is under the concrete. Sometimes the technician has to use a hollow rod to apply the termiticide down through the holes in the concrete. After the treatment has been completed, the technician will plug the holes in the concrete. Finally, all of the holes will be patched with concrete.

The technician can answer any questions before the treatment or after the work is completed.



Termite Life Cycle

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- On an average their is one colony of termites per acre of land.. 

- A mature queen will lay 5,000 - 10,000 eggs per year..

- In three to five years, the newly established colony will reach a     mature size of 60,000 termites or more..

Did you know:

Reproductives are the future kings and queens of a new subterranean termite colonies.The reproductives are produced in mature colonies (three to five years and older). They belong to the only caste that has winged members. They are dark-colored and have large eyes. Their two pair of wings are equal in lingth and narrow. During the swarm season (typically March - July), large number of reproductives swarm out of their colonies and into the air. Frequently, a homeowner's first indication of termite infestation is having a swarm take place inside his/her home. Reproductives that swarm are called "Swarmers".

​Termite Reproductives

​Termite soldiers are easy to identify because they are wingless, have greatly enlarged reddish-brown heads, and sword-like jaws. They are a relatively small numbers of soldiers in a colony. The soldiers job is to guard the colony against predators, primarily ants. The soldiers are so specialized that they cannot feed themselves, so the workers feed them. Like the workers, termite soldiers are sterile. Soldiers mature within one year and live three to five years.

​Termite Soldiers

Worker termites are creamy-white, wingless and eyeless insects. They are by far the most numerous in the colony. Their body moisture is sustained by maintaining a constant connection to the soil. Their primary function is to perform the actual work of the colony. They forage for food, maintain galleries within the wood, tend the young, groom and feed the king, queen and solider termites. 

Termite Workers

Termite Infestation will happen to millions of  structures per year!

The damage and repairs will cost owners more than $5 billion annually in the U.S alone and the damage is rarely covered by insurance policies.

A home owner who discovers termite damage will spend an average of $3,000 to repair damage.

At Southwest Va Pest Control we offer a NO CHARGE....NO OBLIGATION Termite Inspection.

Your home and your family deserve the best possible protection against termites and we at Southwest Va Pest Control want to make sure you have just that.

Here are a few things to know that may help you determine if your home or business has been or is likely to be become infested with Termites:

· Visible wood damage or evidence of mud tubes are true signs that termites are or have been present in the area

· Neighbors that have termites make your home a target for infestation

· Typical sites of termite activity are wood to ground contact, drip lines from air conditioners, mulch beds, landscaping timbers or railroad ties, tree stumps and moisture rich areas

Our trained technicians will perform a thorough inspection to evaluate your home or business and surrounding property for evidence of termites. This inspection includes both active and inactive evidence. Once the inspection is complete and the results are evaluated the technician will provide you with the details of the available treatment plans and the one that is most beneficial to you. 

Subterranean Termite colonies can have up to 2 million members! Their colonies are divided into three groups: 
• Workers
• Soliders
• Reproductives

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