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Subterranean Termite Treatment


Soil Treatments:
Bug Stop Services uses Termidor, the #1 termite treatment in America. Termidor is the most effective and fastest at controlling subterranean termites inside and around your home.

Before Termidor was made available to American homeowners through Termidor Certified Professionals, it was put through some of the toughest efficacy and environmental tests in history. For 10+ years of testing, Termidor was proven to be effective against subterranean termites, including Formosans, in even the most challenging situations, climates and environments.



About Subterranean Termites
Subterranean Termites are social insects that live in large, underground colonies. Although they could number in the millions, you might never see them or any evidence of them - until you discover that they've done serious damage to your home.






Termite Colonies:

KING AND QUEEN
At least one King and Queen are at the center of every termite colony. The Queens sole purpose is to reproduce. Some live for as long as 30 years.

EGGS
Queens can lay thousands of eggs every year. Eggs hatch into Nymphs.

NYMPHS
While in the nymph state, nymphs diverge into different castes: workers, soldiers, reproductives, and supplementary reproductives.

WORKERS
Workers are blind, wingless termites that maintain the colony, build and repair the nest and tubes, forage for food, and care for the other termites. They are the most numerous caste and the most likely to be found in infested wood.

SOLDIERS
Soldiers are sterile, wingless, and blind. Their sole function is to defend the colony.

WINGED REPRODUCTIVES
These termites will eventually leave the colony as Adult Swarmers. After swarming, they shed thier wings and pair up. Each male-female pair attempts to start a new colony.

SUPPLEMENTARY REPRODUCTIVES
These termites help increase the population of established colonies and serve as replacments for the King or Queen if they should die.



Termite Facts:
Subterranean termites are extremely destructive. First they build tunnels to wooden structures, and then they burrow into those structures to obtain food. Any wood or cellulose-containing material constitutes termite food, and given time to do so, they’ll eat until nothing is left but a shell. Termites avoid light and air, so they build their colonies where you’re not likely to stumble upon them.

Is it a termite or an ant?
On the off chance you do see them, remember that it’s easy to confuse termites with ants. Fortunately, there are features that distinguish them.



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Bug Stop Services is Licensed by the California Structural Pest Control Board, Lic. # PR5687. Each of our inspectors and technicians are licensed and continue to have ongoing training to keep us at the forefront of our industry.
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