The 2 most common species of termites in Arizona are Subterranean Termites and Drywood Termites. Subterranean termites live in colonies underground; they build tunnels in search of food. They are dependent on moisture for survival. They feed on wood and other cellulose material. Drywood termites produce frass, this frass resembles small bird seed. Frass is also mistaken for sawdust frequently.
- Treatment depends on how the house is built, we may trench around the home, or inject the chemical into the soil via drilling through porches or footers.
- Target pests for treatment will be subterranean termite only, unless otherwise specified.
General Treatment Information:
- Move any furniture or clutter at least 2 feet away from the walls.
- If anyone has respiratory or other serious health problems or is pregnant, we suggest checking with your doctor first. Please notify the technician if these conditions exist.
How to Prepare:
- Remove any items within two feet of the exterior of the house.
- If the inspector has indicated that the inside of your house needs to be treated, move as many items as possible away from the indicated interior walls – especially those items that are fragile.
- Move any items away from the garage walls to the center of the garage.
- If possible, trim back any bushes or ground cover that conceals the walls or foundation.
- If your home has a crawl space, the technician will go under the house and will need access.
- The technician may need access to running water and/or electricity.
- Keep all children and pets away from treated areas until pesticide is thoroughly dry.
- Please make sure that all pet messes (i.e. droppings) are cleared from your yard and surrounding areas.