Termites in Cincinnati

Termites cause $5 billion in damage each year in the United States. Often times, damage goes undetected, as they come from the ground up, invading homes and businesses. Thousands of dollars in damage can occur. It is not uncommon in the United States for home and business owners to have to pay $8,000+ in damage repairs due to termites.

Termite Swarmers and Other Caste Members

Termite Swarmer
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The eastern subterranean termite is the culprit, causing damage in Greater Cincinnati. In the Spring, home and business owners often are plagued with a swarm of termites — winged reproductives that emerge mostly on warm sunny days, beginning usually in March and into early June. These winged invaders alert home and business owners of a threat: worker termites — the ones that do the damage.

Signs of Infestation

While some homeowners find winged/swarming termites, others encounter damage to wood or other cellulose material in and around the structure. Some come across termite shelter tubes on walls in the basement, garage and other areas.

Should you see a swarm in your home or business, do not hesitate to call High Rock Pest Solutions. We will come to your home or business and inspect for free. In doing so, we will determine if the swarmers are winged termites, winged ants or another pest. We do this because proper identification is imperative! After the inspection, should you need treatment, we will come up with a plan to protect your home from the pests.

The plan will involve a treatment tailored specifically to the pest issue, whether it is termites, carpenter ants, or some other pest. First, however, we must properly identify and inspect the structure.

The High Rock termite Control Soultion

If you have a termite problem, High Rock Pest Solutions offers a termite baiting program using the Advance Termite Baiting System. The advantage of using this system is that it is an effective, environmentally-friendly system, whereby termites find the active ingredient and take it back to the colony where they feed it to the queen termites and other termites in the colony.

This eco-friendly approach to termite control is designed to both control and prevent termites. Many homeowners who do not yet have a termite problem proactively have the termite baiting system installed in order to prevent future infestation and damage to the structure.

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