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Termite Treatments in Alabama

Termites are among the most destructive insects in the world. While over 2,000 species are found worldwide, about 50 species are in the United States It is specifically the Eastern Subterranean Termite that does most of the damage—approximately $5 billion annually. And, unfortunately for us, our area is a perpetual hot zone for infestations. Take a look down the suburban streets in Alabama, and you can bet that at least one in five homes is likely dealing with a termite problem. For most of us, it is not a question of if but when this pervasive, problematic insect targets our home.

Our $1 Million Warranty on Termite Control

At Defense Pest Control, we understand the importance of protecting your home from destructive pests like termites. That's why we offer a $1 million warranty on our termite control services. Our termite control program is designed to eliminate existing infestations and prevent future termite damage, giving you peace of mind knowing that your home is protected.

Our technicians are highly trained and experienced in termite control, using the most advanced techniques and products to effectively eliminate termites from your property. In the rare event that termites return after our treatment, our $1 million warranty ensures that we will provide additional treatments at no extra cost to you.

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The Damage Caused By Termites

Colonies average around 60,000 insects but may get much larger, sometimes even numbering into the millions. They feed almost exclusively on cellulose, which includes vegetation, trees, paper, and the wooden structures of our homes. They literally eat a building from the inside out. And, unlike almost every other living creature, these intelligent, organized, and incredibly industrious insects never sleep—they work tirelessly 24 hours a day, allowing them to do a devastating amount of damage. Left unchecked, termites can threaten the stability of the home and eventually render it unlivable.

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Signs Of A Termite Infestation

Perhaps the worst thing about them is how difficult they are to detect. Most homeowners remain unaware of their presence until costly damage has already occurred. They are virtually silent and stay hidden from sight. 

However, there are a few things to look for that may indicate a potential infestation:

  • The flooring may show signs of warping or blistering, similar to what you might see from water damage. This is caused by activity occurring just below the surface.
  • Wood throughout the home may show signs of damage. This might include long grooves, small holes, and “honeycombing” of surfaces.
  • Evidence of swarming may be visible in the spring when they mate. During this time, winged reproductives called alates often shed their wings, and you might notice those discarded wings around windows, doors, and other access points around the home.
  • Mud tubes might be found near trees, outbuildings, and on the ground where the earth abuts the walls of your home. This is a narrow, roughly pencil-sized formation used when foraging up from their nest.
  • Droppings might be found that look like tiny pellets or sawdust. As drywall termites build nests, they burrow into the wood, eating it along the way and expelling their excrement from the tunnels they create.

Sentricon, The Most Effective Termite Treatment 

  • Sentricon is considered one of the most effective termite treatments available on the market today. This innovative system utilizes bait stations strategically placed around your property to attract termites and eliminate entire colonies. The active ingredient in Sentricon, noviflumuron, disrupts the termites' ability to molt and feed, ultimately leading to their demise.
  • One of the main benefits of Sentricon is that it is environmentally friendly and poses no threat to humans, pets, or other wildlife. It eliminates termites without the need for harsh chemicals or invasive treatments, making it a safe and effective option for termite control.
  • Defense Pest Control is proud to offer Sentricon as part of our comprehensive termite control program. Our technicians will assess your property and determine the best placement for Sentricon bait stations to effectively eliminate termites and protect your home from future infestations. With our $1 million warranty on termite control, you can trust that Defense Pest Control will provide reliable and effective protection for your home.

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Termite Control Is A Complex, Multi-Step Process

Do-it-yourself methods are ineffective. Over-the-counter products cannot penetrate deep underground to the nests. The only truly effective solution for homeowners is to seek professional help from a pest control expert.

There are three different courses of action used in professional treatment:

  • Pre-Treatment: Pre-treatment is a service that occurs during a new home’s construction. It involves the use of insecticides specifically formulated for termites. It is applied to the home’s building materials, including wood and concrete slabs, soil, rocks, and even plumbing. This creates a highly effective protective barrier that helps to ward off infestations before they start. If you are having a new home built, pre-treatment is one of the smartest investments you could make to help protect your home.
  • Regular Termite Treatment: Of course, pre-treatment is not an option when a home has already been built. Once an infestation has occurred, regular treatments are necessary. Professionals may employ foams, sprays, baits, and Borate wood treatments to deal with an infestation. Special equipment is needed as injection, or heavy saturation are frequently necessary to treat the infestation successfully.
  • Post-Treatment Follow-Up and Inspection: Termites leave pheromone markers behind, even after a successful regular treatment. Even if every termite in your home has been eradicated, new ones have a scent beacon to follow that enables them to easily rediscover your home in the future. Because of that, vigilant ongoing inspections are important. Follow-up treatments are typically needed after two years. You may also want to include a WDI Report, which is a professional home inspection that thoroughly checks for potential termite and other wood-eating insect threats. The WDI Report is an excellent way to be proactive and safeguard the structural integrity of your home. Most real estate professionals strongly recommend it (and some lenders even require it when purchasing a home).
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When You Need The Best, Call Defense Pest Solutions

The experts at Defense Pest Solutions are Certified Sentricon Specialists®. The Sentricon® system uses scientifically engineered bait to eliminate the queen and the entire colony. The bait is in above-ground stations, strategically placed to intercept the random foraging patterns of worker termites. The system has received the EPA's Green Chemistry Challenge award for superior environmentally responsible chemistry and has been successfully protecting homes for over 20 years. Advanced scientific principles prevent termites from detecting the lethal nature of the active ingredient in the bait.

When you are dealing with a difficult problem like termites, you need the best—and that’s Defense Pest Solutions. With decades of experience, state-of-the-art equipment, legions of happy clients and five-star reviews, and the most advanced, effective treatment methods in the business, nobody does it better than we do. Contact us today, and let’s talk about how we can help.

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Areas We Service in Alabama

At Defense Pest Control, we proudly serve various areas across Alabama to provide our customers with reliable and effective pest control and lawn care solutions. Our team of highly trained technicians is equipped to handle any pest or lawn emergency. 

Moulton
Florence
Guntersville
Decatur
Athens
Cullman
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5 Star Review

DPS is excellence in every way. We have full pest service at our home and couldn’t be happier with the services received from Defense Pest. They’re so efficient and take great care to meet our needs. I highly recommend them, definitely a 5 star company.

Rick McMahan
Main office
5 Star Review

Defense Pest Solutions is a top notch company and I wouldn’t use anyone else. The owner and technicians are very professional and listen to your needs. In the 3 years that I have been using them I have never had to call them back! They even swipe down cobwebs inside and out!

Donna Whitten
Main office
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The best service we've used so far - great service and great staff!

Christine Kryzak
Main office
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