Termites: The Ins & Outs

February 15, 2023

Termites and people have something in common in Charleston; they are active!  It has been said that termites are the most prevalent in South Carolina over any other state in the U.S.!

South Carolina primarily has two types of termites Subterranean Termites and Formosan Termites.

The Subterranean Termites require moisture and therefore love soft, rotting wood.  They often leave signs of entering a home because they use mud tubes and find openings in the foundation.

The main differences between the Subterranean and Formosan termites are their appearance.  The Formosan termites are a hint more orange, whereas the subterranean termites are brown.

Are you concerned you have termites, or are you looking to transition your termite bond from one company to another? What do you expect?

First and foremost, you should expect excellent customer service!  The McFadden Pest Control Team believes hard work and integrity are vital to our business success.  A technician will check under your sinks, attic, and crawl space.  Be prepared for all cabinets and closets to be inspected during this process.  Once the technician determines whether you need treatment or preventative care, you will be educated about a termite bond.

TIP: A termite bond is an agreement for termite inspections to provide treatment and control if termites are ever found and repair damages or retreatment.  These contracts are for one year, with the option to continue preventative medicine each year upon payment. 

There are some locations in the United States where termites are not a problem, but living in Charleston is not on that list.  With that said, protecting your home against termites is a necessity.

Are you interested in learning more about McFadden Pest Control?
Feel free to reach us at 843.763.4533 or [email protected].

McFadden Pest Control
Reliable pest control for Charleston, South Carolina and the surrounding area

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