Termite Control in Alabama
In the southeast United States, including Alabama there are 13 to 14 Colonies of termites per acre that are naturally occurring in the soil. The colonies are located 6 to 8 feet in the ground with several different castes of termites performing different functions for the colony. The Queen termite can live up to 35 years, so termites will not go away on their own. Termites cause more damage each year to homes than fires and tornados combined with an estimated yearly damage of over a billion dollars.
Termites are called the silent invader because the worker termite, the one that does the damage to your home, works 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They remain hidden in shelter tubes as they exit the colony in search for wood as food and normally eat the wood from the inside out. They gain access to your home through the smallest of cracks as small as 1/64 of an inch and can travel up to 150 feet a day in search for food. To them, your home is just a dead piece of wood laying on a rock that God has told them to turn back into dirt.
During the spring and fall of the year, a caste of termites called SWARMERS, come out of the colony which resemble a flying ant. Sometimes it is difficult for a novice to distinguish between a swarming termite and a swarming ant. If you see either of these, it is strongly advised that you contact Custom Pest Control for a no cost, no obligation inspection of your home.
Electronic Inspection with Infrared Gas Scanner
Our inspectors will arrive at your home or business and complete your inspection which includes an electronic detection of termites with an advanced detection device which allows us to find the termites before they can be seen on a visual inspection. We have been able to find the smallest infestations with this new technology which has saved customers thousands of dollars’ in preventing damage that these termites could have caused. You will receive a written inspection report, including a detailed diagram of your home at the completion of your inspection. Call Custom Pest Control Today at 256-293-4143 to schedule your inspection today.
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We have been treating homes since 1994 for the control and prevention of termites and use the most advanced treatment methods available. We treat your home like it’s our home. We are a locally owned and operated business who would love to earn your business. We will treat you right, because we don’t want to have to hide from you when we see you at Wal-Mart.