Sentricon Termite Control
Bohannon Services was the original authorized operator for the Sentricon Termite Colony Elimination System in the Shoals Area.
This state-of-the-art product begins protecting your home the moment it is installed and will retain its effectiveness 100 percent of the time.
Sentricon with Always Active not only eliminates termites that are present but also eliminates colonies that attempt to attack later.
At Bohannon Services we offer not only Sentricon with Always Active to protect your home or business, but we also provide traditional liquid treatments. We will create a personalized plan for your home or business that fits your needs and budget.
Did You Know?
- Termites have been on earth for millions of years
- Termites never sleep, they are eating 24 hours a day, seven days a week
- A single termite colony can have millions of termites and spread across half an acre
Your home or place of business is likely the most significant investment you will make. It is essential to protect that investment from termites.
Contact Bohannon Services today for your free evaluation.
Termidor Termite Control
With more than 20 years of research and 16 years of market performance, Termidor termiticide is the trusted name in termite control.
Through genuine Transfer Effect technology, termites transfer Termidor termiticide to other termites via social interaction.
The result is 100% control in 3 months or less.
Termidor termiticide is non-repellent, so termites can’t detect its presence. As a result, termites cross through treatment areas and are exposed to Termidor termiticide. These first individual “carrier” termites transfer the insecticide to other termites in the colony through social interaction.
A single termite might not look that threatening, but an entire colony can do severe structural damage to your home or business. In the U.S. alone, the cost of termite damage to homeowners is estimated at $5 billion per year – which means termites cause more damage than fires, floods, and hurricanes combined; and their destruction is not covered in homeowner’s insurance policies.
Termites are known as “silent destroyers” because of their ability to chew through wood, flooring, and even wallpaper undetected. They will feed on wood 24 hours-a-day, making an infestation to your home happen quickly.
In the Spring, as the temperatures increase, Termites may “Swarm”. Termite swarmers are winged termites whose main role in life is reproducing and creating new termite colonies. In order to find a mate, these future termite kings and queens will swarm and find suitable locations for their colonies. Emerging from tubes built by worker termites, termite swarmers range in color from yellow to black depending on the species. Like many other flying insects, termites are attracted to light and are often seen swarming around exterior lighting or window sills.
If you have seen what you believe to be termite swarmers at your property, it is highly recommended that you contact a professional to evaluate the situation as soon as possible.
To get that free evaluation, contact Bohannon Services 256-980-0688 to schedule a free inspection.
Signs of Termite Damage
Evidence of Swarms
When termites swarm out of their nest to mate and find a new colony, they will dispose of their wings, typically near windows, doors, and other access points.
Presence of mud tubes
Because subterranean termites nest underground and make their way up to their food source, they create thin mud tubes as an effective tunnel of transportation. Evidence of these tubes can be found wherever the ground meets your house. These tunnels are highly effective because it blocks out any climate changes, leading termites to your home environment where they can thrive.
Termites can damage laminate flooring and even skirting boards. Affected flooring may blister and sag in certain areas, making your floor appear as if it has water damage. Checking underneath the flooring may help to uncover termite activity.
Termites typically feed on the wood underneath the surface, making them invisible. As they eat through the wood, they create hollow galleries underneath the surface, making the actual structure sound hollow. Hollowed wood usually has a honeycomb interior caused by the termites chewing through the wood in search of cellulose.
Wooden ceilings, beams, architraves, and rafters in attics are just as much at risk of termite damage as wooden structures located nearer ground level. Look for cracks on ceilings and cornices.
The type of foundation your property is built on has a significant impact on how easy it may be for termites to gain entry in search of food. Although a lot of foundations nowadays are made of concrete – and termites do not eat concrete – they can squeeze into any crack within these concrete blocks and from there gain access to floor joists, which are still made out of wood. If you are building an extension or any new construction, consider having a termite control professional apply a chemical termite barrier beneath the concrete slab before the concrete is poured. Doing so prevents termites from traveling through foundation cracks. Homes with crawl spaces appear to be at higher risk of damage as their foundations are still traditionally made out of wood.
If you have seen evidence of termites, a Bohannon Services Professional will come and inspect your home. The technician will perform a thorough examination of your home by checking your basement or crawlspace for moisture, your foundation for wood debris, and other risk areas that may attract an infestation. Once your home has been evaluated, a recommended protection plan will be provided.