Termite Pest Control

What Are Termites?

Termites are considered Arizona’s number one urban pest. Termites are considered Arizona’s number one urban pest. Subterranean termites eat wood (or cellulose), 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Their only break is when they swarm, mate, and look for a location to start a new colony. Subterranean termites require moisture, soil and cellulose to survive. “Mud tubes” are sometimes found on the exterior of the home (the concrete at the base of the home), however, tubes can remain hidden behind garage cabinets or along the interior plumbing of a home.

How do you know you need Termite treatment?

Some indications that you may have a termite infestation

  • A temporary swarm of winged insects in your home or from the soil around your home.
  • Any cracked or bubbling paint or frass (termite droppings).
  • Wood that sounds hollow when tapped.
  • Mud tubes on exterior walls, wooden beams, or in crawl spaces.
  • Discarded wings from swarmers.

Where to look for Termites


Outside, termites create their nest in the ground underneath moist soil. Termites travel from their food source to their nest through underground tunnels or mud tubes they create on the surface of basement walls, foundations, and the ground. Termites do no live inside the wood they are feeding on.


Inside homes and other structures, termites tunnel through wood found behind walls, above ceilings, and underneath flooring, gathering food for their colony. Termites initially attack water-damaged wood, but as an infestation continues to grow, they will begin to feed on and damage sound wood and non-wooden items.

Ways to prevent Termites

Eliminate moisture problems

  • Repair leaking faucets, water pipes, and a/c units, that contact any wood
  • Divert water from foundation of your home or building
  • Keep gutters and down-spouts clean so they don’t back up
  • Remove excessive plant cover and wood mulch close to your home
  • Get rid of standing water on roofs
  • Keep all vents clear and open
  • Seal entry points around water and utility lines or pipes

Remove food sources

  • Keep firewood, lumber, or paper away from foundation or crawl space
  • Get rid of stumps and debris near house
  • Check decks and wooden fences for damage
  • Wood on your home shouldn’t contact the soil

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