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Termite control

In 1927, Terminix became the first company to obtain a termite control patent and has stayed busy innovating along the way to serve customers with the top industry products and processes available. We customize our termite treatment solutions to your unique needs.

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  • How much does termite treatment cost?

    Whether you're dealing with eastern subterranean termites, drywood termites or Formosan subterranean termites, Terminix uses the most advanced and effective products available in the industry and customizes your plan to best fit your needs. The cost of termite control can vary by termite type, location, size of home and more. However, you can get started with a free termite inspection.

  • Can I treat termites myself?

    Termite damage costs homeowners $5 billion every year in the United States. It's important to take termites seriously, because the longer a termite colony goes undetected, the more damage it can do. Do yourself a favor - don't risk it. Different termite types require different termite services. Terminix professionals are thoroughly trained on termite control, including properly using the products and processes needed to protect your home.

  • How do I kill termites?

    Killing termites by eliminating their colony is easier said than done. Depending on the nature of your infestation, a Terminix pest control specialist may recommend bait stations, which will be placed at strategic points around your house. Termites then carry the bait back to their colonies and spread the bait to their population. These bait stations should only be professionally installed to ensure proper use.

  • How do I know if I have termites?

    Termites are very small, and most of them spend their lives underground, which can make them hard to spot. However, they do leave behind tell-tale signs. If you notice any signs of termites, such as mud tubes, blisters in wood flooring, droppings (resembling sawdust or coffee grounds), discarded wings or hollow wood, you could very well have termites. Even if you don't see termites or evidence of termites, every homeowner should have their house inspected annually for termites, as they can stay hidden and evidence may not show up for a few years after the initial infestation.

  • How do I treat termites?

    Termite treatment will depend on many factors, including the type of termites that have infested your house, the extent of the infestation, and the area of the country you live in, among other things. Termite treatment is a complicated and nuanced process best left to the professionals. Compared to professional termite treatment, DIY methods are often ineffective and can even end up costing more money than if the problem was treated immediately. Terminix offers free termite inspections, which you can schedule online today.

  • How do I prevent termites?

    One of the best ways to help prevent termites is to hire a professional. This ensures that you have the best possible protection from termites and the damage they can cause. However, homeowners can take certain measures themselves to help prevent termites. To make your home less appealing to termites, keep your plants trimmed and away from your home, store firewood away from your house, don't let mulch come into contact with your home's foundation, and be sure to fix any leaking faucets or other instances of moisture buildup in or around your home.

5 common signs of termites

mud tubes

Mud tubes

Mud tubes the width of a drinking straw connect termites to their food source.

wood floor blisters

Blisters in wood flooring

Dark areas or blisters in wood flooring can indicate termites feeding within or below.

termite droppings

Termite droppings

Mounds of pellets, resembling sawdust or coffee grounds, can indicate the presence of active drywood termites.

termite swarm

Evidence of termite swarms

After swarming, termites usually leave discarded wings. There may also be several black or brown dead termites found.

hollowed wood

Hollowed or damaged wood

Termite-damaged and hollowed wood usually has a honeycomb interior and an empty sound when tapped on the surface.

Live in CA, FL or HI? See below for information on our Drywood Defense System™.

Termite Facts

Termites exist in every state but Alaska. A well-organized subterranean termite colony can have more than a million hungry workers consuming over 100 pounds of wood per year. Termites never stop - they feast 24/7. They can fit through a crack as thin as 1/32nd of an inch, which is the thickness of a credit card.

Subterranean Termites

Subterranean termites are the most common termite threat in the U.S. They nest in the soil below the home and travel upward to feed on the home's wood structure. This type of termite includes Formosan termites - an invading group attacking some coastal states, and they can be even more damaging and threatening.

Drywood Termites

Drywood termites threaten the Southeastern, Southwestern and Western U.S., and Hawaii. Unlike subterranean termites, drywood termites do not nest in the soil. They nest in wood - even dry lumber like the wood in your home. They can infest any part of a home from attics to walls to furniture.

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The Nix Termite Guarantee means you can relax knowing we’ll nix your termite problem, and keep it nixed. And if termites come back or if signs of new activity appear, so will we — at no additional cost to you.1
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The Nix & Fix Termite Guarantee means we’ll nix your termite problem for as long as you keep your plan. Plus we'll come back and fix any new termite damage up to $250,000.2
  • How the OnGuard™ Termite Protection System Works


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    Termite Inspection

    We perform a FREE termite inspection to check for signs of a past or present subterranean termite infestation.

    Limitations apply. See plan for details.

  • How the OnGuard Termite Protection System Works


    02 / 04
    Bait Station Installation

    Our professionals strategically install a series of termite bait stations in the ground around your home.

    Limitations apply. See plan for details.

  • How the OnGuard Termite Protection System Works


    03 / 04
    Termite Protection

    Bait stations begin to work immediately, intercepting termites with a substance they prefer over the wood in your home. They ingest it and take it back to eliminate the entire colony.

    Limitations apply. See plan for details.

  • How the OnGuard Termite Protection System Works


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    Annual Termite Service

    Yearly inspections by experts help monitor the stations for any signs of termite activity. In the unlikely event termites are present in your home, we'll treat your home to take care of the problem at no additional cost.

    Limitations apply. See plan for details.

Terminix Drywood Defend System

The Drywood Defend System is our first-ever specialized treatment that will help prevent a drywood termite infestation. We monitor any new activity by inspecting your home and reinforcing the Drywood Defend barrier each year, as needed.

Initial Termite Inspection

Your Terminix professional will conduct a thorough termite inspection.

Three-Part Preventive Termite Treatment

Our three-part termite treatment will be applied to the interior, exterior and other vulnerable areas of your home to create a zone of protection.

Continued Monitoring

We'll come back every year to inspect, provide additional termite treatment and reinforce your home's protective barrier, for as long as you keep your plan.

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Frequently Asked Questions
What do termites look like?

In order to know if you have a termite problem, you must first be able to recognize what a termite looks like. Though there are many species of termites, these insects do tend to have a few characteristics in common. Here's what to look for when identifying termites:

  • White or brown bodies. Termites are often confused with ants, but they tend to be lighter in color than ants.
  • Broad waist. Unlike ants, who have thin waists like wasps, termites are broad-waisted.
  • Straight antennae. Ants have bent antennae, while termites' antennae are straight.

What are termites?

Termites are small insects that are usually less than a half-inch in length. These insects live in colonies with their own hierarchies. Termite colonies can vary in size, including just two termites -- a king and queen -- to a few hundred individuals. However, mature termite colonies can contain 60,000 to 1 million termites, depending on the type of termite species. These large colonies can quickly cause damage to wooden structures.

What do termites eat?

Termites eat wood for its cellulose, the most plentiful organic compound found in nature. It is the main building block of plants and found in many materials humans use every day. Termites feed on many of these materials to get the cellulose they need: plants, plant byproducts, cotton fibers (your t-shirt, for example), paper products and, of course, wood.

What causes termites?

While termites are drawn to wood, there are other factors that may lead to a termite infestation too. Moisture around your home, cracks in and around the foundation of your house, and wood or mulch in direct contact with your house can all leave your home vulnerable to termite infestations.

When do termites swarm?

Termite "swarmers" are winged termites that fly away from their colonies in search of a place to start a new colony. When termites swarm depends on the species of termite, the geographic location of the colony and weather. Eastern subterranean termites, one of the most common types of termite that infest homes in the U.S., usually swarm in the spring following rain, first in the more southern states and then further north as temperatures rise.

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