The mere mention of “termites” can cause a homeowner to cringe. The damage these insects cause is detrimental to homes, sometimes resulting in displacement and structural damage. There are around 2,000 species around the world. Here in the U.S., there are five: Subterranean, Dampwood, Drywood, Formosan, and Conehead. The Eastern Subterranean is the prevalent species found here in Utah.
The Subterranean colony can reach up to two million workers who don’t sleep. The queen can live up to thirty years. Factor in her egg laying ability at thirty thousand per day and she has the potential to lay 330,000,000 eggs in her lifetime.
It should be no surprise that the total weight of termites in the world is greater than the weight of humans. They have wings and take to the air to find a mate, creating a whirling swarm. After mating, the pair lose their wings and take to the ground in search of a home for their new colony. Piles of discarded wings are a sign they are close by. To prevent exposure to the sun, they also create mud tubes to bridge the gap between the ground and your wooden structures.
The International Residential Code map of “Termite Infestation Probability Zones” show Utah as a “moderate to heavy” zone of probable infestations. A termite problem is not something you want to treat yourself with DIY methods. To effectively treat and kill them, you must know what species you are dealing with, the severity of the infestation, and the best course of action.
Subterranean termites are one of the costliest species to treat because of their sheer numbers and voracious appetite. The average cost of treating an infestation of subterranean termites in the Cache County, Utah, area ranges from $240 to $2,800. This does not include the cost to repair the damage. Homeowners and commercial property owners should take preventative measures before a problem with termites strikes. Don’t wait until you have a full-blown infestation because the expense will be a tough one to swallow. The average costs of termite damage repair is around $2,500.
For new construction, we specialize in pre and post-construction treatments to protect your investment and property. The upfront cost more than pays for itself when it comes to the possibility of an infestation. Our pre-construction treatment is done through a soil application to repel them, creating a barrier around the foundation. This is typically done before the foundation is laid. Once construction is completed, we do a post-construction treatment around the foundation to safeguard the entire house or building against this insidious pest.
When you procrastinate termite prevention, you end up paying dearly for it once termites move in. Cache Pest Control is the leading termite removal company in Cache, Rich, and Box Elder Counties, Utah. We take pride in keeping our community pest-free by providing top-quality service at affordable prices. Our goal is to rid you of your issue quickly and efficiently, while being responsible to the environment. Call us today for a free estimate before it’s too late.