Sometimes it can be hard to determine the difference between ants and termites, so it can be difficult to know if you have a serious termite problem. Termites will have a straight antenna, while an ant’s antenna is bent. Termites also have thick waists where as ants have narrow waistlines. Lastly, ants fly farther and stronger then termites, as most termites lose their wings shortly after leaving the colony.
First things first; if you’re moving into a new or used home, upon initial home inspection you should be scheduling a termite inspection as well. If you’ve been in the same home for many years, it’s probably time for a chemical barrier to be in place to prevent a termite infestation. Call the experts at Magic Pest Control for specifics on chemical barriers. (480) 654-5888. 700 N Golden Key St., Suite A-7, Gilbert, AZ. 85233
This greatly depends on many factors; where your home is located, how the neighborhood has dealt with termites, if you’ve had termites in the past, etc. Call Magic Pest Control’s main line at (480) 654-5888 and speak to one of our termite exterminators regarding the frequency of inspections for your specific address. In Arizona, it’s generally recommended that you schedule termite inspections twice a year.
This is a great question, and one that we hear quite often. Gilbert or Phoenix Metro area termite colonies can have as many as 2 million members! And on an acre of land you can have as many as a dozen termite colonies existing together! If your neighbors home is infested with Arizona termites, it does not necessarily mean that you have termites as well, or that you’ll get termites, but your neighbor has greatly increased your odds.
Just as if your neighbor has termites, any infestation of termites near your home increases the odds that they will come after your house. Termites in the area put your home at a higher risk because each time the colony swarms or grows your home could be a prime target for the Gilbert and Phoenix Metro areas for termites to start a new colony.
While there might be areas of your home that a Gilbert / Phoenix termite inspectors will not be able to get to (i.e. – small crawl spaces, etc), our Magic Pest termite techs will do their best to seek out every last termite. If you live in a high infestation area, preventative termite treatment might be an important consideration even if our inspection yields no termites. If you think you might have them or a neighbor has had them it’s always best to prevent the Gilbert and Phoenix Metro areas of termites before they wreak havoc on your home.
Magic Pest Control charges roughly $50 for a Wood Destroying Insect Inspection Report for VA/HUD/FHA. If no official report is needed, inspections are FREE!! The initial termite treatment starts anywhere from $295.00 and up and increases depending on the size of your home or commercial property, and the extent to which Magic Pest professionals must cover. However, Magic Pest Control is one of the only pest control companies in Arizona to offer coupons! See more on our Coupons Page.
At Magic Pest Control, we do not require you to leave your home during a termite treatment and/or inspection. There will be some instances when the damage and infestation is so great that we will ask you to leave your home for a period of time while we remedy the situation, but these instances are few and far between. Your Magic Pest Control termite professional will let you know the specific procedure for your specific home.
Before termite treatment solutions are approved for professional use, they are put through a stringent series of tests and research to determine their environmental costs. According to the University of Kentucky’s website, based on the current body of knowledge, registered termiticides pose no significant hazard to humans, pets or the environment when applied according to label directions. With this said, we will always take all precautions to keep you, your kids and your pets safe.