Eastern Subterranean Termite
With the help of the Sentricon Always Active Termite Elimination System, Imel strategically attacks the common species of termites found throughout the Midwest.
Referred to as the Eastern Subterranean Termite, these common pests are found all over North America, and a mature colony can range from 20,000 to 5,000,000 workers under one queen. The queen of these massive termite colonies can lay between 5,000 and 10,000 eggs per year.
These household pests actually make their home below the ground, and nest in soil or wood beneath the soil. They move by tunneling through the ground as they search for trees, brush and other substances to feed on. Termites can enter the home by any detritus material that sits against or near a home.
Termites follow a defined social structure where each member fulfills a role. The roles are workers, soldiers and reproductive. Additionally, the common termite that you actually see is a called a swarmer, or a winged termite that takes to the air in search of new colonies.
When it comes to termites, it can be difficult to know when you’ve got an infestation and what requires professional service. We look for various signs of termite infestations when we conduct our free termite inspections. These signs include discarded wings on floors and window sills. Also, the presence of mud-colored tunnels is evidence that termites have entered the home.
Why do we use Sentricon? Sentricon treatments are based on the linear footage around your home, making these treatments highly accurate. Additionally, these treatments are guaranteed as long as you have bait stations on your property and treatments don’t use chemicals – making them safe for pets, children and others. Bait stations are unnoticeable and don’t require any excavation, and these stations are always active, meaning you get protection 24/7 – 365.
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To determine, on your own, whether your pests are swarmers or flying ants, please see the identification literature below.
For even more info or answers to your questions, call Imel at (618) 377-9839.
- 3mm long bodies
- They are blind
- No wings
- Creamy or grayish-white color
- Soldiers have long black mandibles
- Two pairs of identical wings
- Fine, lace-like wings
- Broad waist
- Straight antennae
- Short legs
- Lose their wings
- Two pairs of wings – rear wings are smaller
- Wings have well-defined veins
- Pinched waist
- Elbowed antennae
- Long legs
- Don’t lose their wings
Our Work Experience.
Annual Termite Damage to U.S. Homeowners
Completely Eliminates Termite Colony Population
Only Termite Treatment to Receive the Presidential Green Challenge Award