We are the Pest Control Company that Momma bugs warn their baby bugs about
Termite Bond is a common term used in the South for a Termite Warranty. They are often nothing more than an over inflated termite warranty. Keith's Pest offers a Termite Warranty very similar to the Termite Bonds that you may have been use to.
Termites provide a valuable service by breaking down dead wood in forests into soil. They were one of the earth's first recycling experts.
Even if you have a new home you are still potentially at risk for termites. When new sub-divisions are leveled and trees are removed to make room for development, termites food sources are destroyed or removed. Virtually all homes have a wood frame, so no matter how the wood is separated from the soil, termites can work their way to it from the ground underneath.
Similarly, a concrete slab does not eliminate wood-to-ground contact. Termites can construct tunnels through cracks in concrete. Most termites nest in the ground beneath the surface. When termite colonies lose their food supply to developers, they seek out new food sources usually the wood from newly built homes on the site.
It is often difficult to determine the difference between termites and certain ants.
Termites have two pair of wings (front and back) and are of almost equal length. Ants also have two pair of wings but the fore wings are much larger than the hind wings. Also, termites have relatively straight antennae while ants have elbowed antennae. Ants generally do not swarm at the same time as termites, but it can happen. Termites have a thick waist and ants have a narrow waist.
Termite Swarming: Large swarms of winged insects inside the home is the most obvious sign of termite activity. Swarming occurs when reproductive male and female termites exit the colony and attempt to begin building a new colony. Since it takes most termite colonies at least three years to produce termite swarms, this is a likely sign of an ongoing problem.