Termites are a wood destroying insect that causes over $5 billion of damage per year. The most common in the U.S. and New England is the eastern subterranean termite (Reticulitermes flavipes), which nests underground for the most part and require mud tubes as a shelter for above ground movement. New England has a high termite pressure which means there is no shortage of termites and every home is at risk. The most recent studies show that the average home will have 2 colonies per property. All a termite needs is a 1/16 of an inch to enter your home or business. Termite infestations are not easy to spot and they can do incredible amounts of damage before the visual evidence is even seen. If you fear you may be dealing with a termite infestation or want to prevent and protect your investment from an attack, Griggs & Browne urges you to call our team of experts immediately, as your family’s home could indeed be at risk.
In New England, the #1 termite we face is – the eastern subterranean termite. These insects tend to swarm above ground during the spring and summer months. You will know of their presence by the reproductive swarmers that will gather in windows and doors and often leave their wings behind. If you get swarmers inside that is a good indication that there is a nest nearby that is fully grown and looking to expand and potentially already infested your home.
One of the best ways to know whether you have a termite infestation is by checking around the foundation for thin mud tubes coming up from the ground, behind exterior steps, where there is wood to soil contact, and where two foundations meet like a breezeway or an addition.
At Griggs & Browne, we are proud to offer the No.1 termite baiting system Sentricon™ System with Always Active™ Technology to eliminate and protect your investment by our certified Sentricon specialists. We also offer liquid treatments for construction sites, pool installs, and commercial jobs.
The Sentricon™ Always Active™ baiting system consists of installing stations into the ground every 8-10 feet around the structure, each station has enough bait to eliminate an entire colony. For any inside issues, we have above ground bait stations to eliminate termites that have already found and damaged your structure. The material is contained inside the station and does not harm the soil, water, or anything else other than the target pest. Sentricon™ has many benefits when compared to liquid treatments.
These benefits include:
Sentricon™ is also environmentally safer and developed with respect for our natural surroundings. It is the first product REGISTERED by the EPA under the Reduced Risk Pesticide Initiative and the only termite control product to receive the Presidential Green Chemistry Award and is supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.