Sentricon termite bait station

AVOID TERMITE

DAMAGE TODAY!

Termites are no joke. In only a short amount of time, a termite colony can cause thousands of dollars worth of structural damage to your home. Eating through the wooden structure of your home, termites often go unnoticed until sizeable damage has been done. Whether you suspect a termite infestation or simply want a preventative solution, Atlantic Pest and Termite Mgmt. is your one-stop shop for complete and total termite control.

HOW WE TAKE CARE OF TERMITES.

Termites can cause costly amounts of damage, leaving you and your family with a mountain of repair bills. When you suspect termites on your property, you need to act quickly.

Don’t Risk Damage With DIY Treatments

Getting rid of termites is a science, and we’re the experts. Trying to treat a termite problem on your own is not recommended. While do-it-yourself treatments may seem like a cheaper alternative, you run the risk of more damage in the long-run. When you partner with Atlantic Pest and Termite Mgmt. for your termite control, we’ll solve the problem on the first try. Here’s what you can expect from us:

  • We’ll identify termite activity and conditions that contribute to infestation and share our findings with you.
  • From there we’ll customize a termite treatment that is right for your home or business.
  • Annual Termite Inspection – Atlantic Inspectors will inspect your entire home for termite activity and conditions that may attract termites.  We will make recommendations for ways to help protect your home.

Here at Atlantic Pest and Termite Mgmt., our goal is to provide you with the least invasive treatment options available in the industry.  We use both baits and liquid treatment methods to protect your investment.  We are proud to use the Sentricon™ Termite Colony Elimination System with Always Active Technology that provides 24/7 protection for your home. What are the benefits of this system?

  • It is the number one brand in termite protection.

    A new Sentricon termite colony elimination bait station vs one that has had termite activity.

  • It eliminates termites at the source and destroys the entire colony.
  • It is a green and eco-friendly solution to eliminating termites.
  • It is not disruptive to your home whatsoever!

The Sentricon™ Termite Colony Elimination System, is the first and most successful termite baiting system, has been proven to eliminate termite colonies by independent research at 30 universities, reported in 45 published scientific articles, and by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It uses only a few grams of active ingredient in a specialized bait matrix that termites love to eat. Contained in plastic bait stations, the Recruit™ bait is strategically placed in the ground around your home, creating a complete barrier of protection.  Termites feed on the Recruit™ termite bait and share it with nestmates until the colony dies. The Sentricon™ Termite Colony Elimination System requires no drilling in floors or foundations, no digging or trenching and no chemicals being injected into the soil.

Atlantic Pest and Termite Mgmt. integrates the Sentricon™ Termite Colony Elimination System with traditional treatment and the most advanced technology to provide complete control of termites. Atlantic Pest and Termite Mgmt. is proud to be an Authorized Operator of the Sentricon™ Termite Colony Elimination System.

SIGNS YOU MAY HAVE TERMITES

  • The presence of mud tubes and tunnels

  • Discarded wings on window sills and other areas

  • Holes or deformed places in drywall with a rippled appearance

  • Wood Trim or flooring feels soft when you step or press on it

subterranean termite
Scientific Name: Reticulitermes Flavipes
Family: RhinoTermitidae
Size: 1/4″ to 3/8″
Color: Very light to medium brown
Colony Size: 150,000 to 1,000,000

EASTERN SUBTERRANEAN TERMITES

The subterranean termite is by far the most destructive termite.  These termites live in colonies underground and also in moist, secluded places above ground.  Their colonies are divided by: worker, reproductive and soldier.  Workers do all of the damage by eating wood and feeding the rest of the colony. Soldiers defend the colony against predators, such as ants. In the spring, swarms take place and the reproductives go on to form new colonies. Their colonies are vast and can have as many as a million members!

Formosan termite
Scientific Name: Coptotermes Formosanus
Family: Rhinotermitidae
Size: 1/8″ to 3/8″
Color: Very light to medium brown
Forage Area: 300 feet
Eggs Laid: 2,000 per day (single queen)
Colony Size: 350,000 to 3,000,000

FORMOSAN TERMITES

The Formosan termite is also known as the “super termite” for its destructive capabilities. Their colonies have an average size of 350,000 members but can number in the range of several million! Within 25 days, an average colony of Formosans can consume one foot of 2×4 wood. These termites are known to infest not only structures, but also shrubs, live trees and even boats. They can chew through wood, flooring and wallpaper without notice.  Formosans will readily infest from above ground when moisture is present.

termites on drywood
Scientific Name: Kalotermitidae
Family: Rhinotermitidae
Size: 1/8″ to 3/8″
Color: Very light to medium brown

DRYWOOD TERMITES

These particular termites do not prefer moist wood like the Eastern Subterranean or the Formosan. Instead, they prefer dry wood like you would find in attic joists or supporting structural walls. The damage these critters can cause can get pretty expensive pretty fast without you even knowing it. Their colony size is small compared to the two other species discussed, only averaging 2,500 members per colony. A scary thing about these termites is their ability to be spread through secondhand furniture and picture frames! So, when bringing used furniture into your home, inspect it!

KNOW THE DIFFERENCE

Subterranean termites “swarm” as the weather begins to warm, usually at the beginning of spring, often following a rain. Termite swarmers can often be confused with Carpenter Ants. Both insects damage wood in your home, but not in the same way. For termites, wood is food. For Carpenter Ants, wood is home. Both infestations are complex problems and getting rid of each kind of pest requires specialized equipment to deliver specific treatments.

TERMITE SWARMER
Straight bodies
Straight antennae
Wings the same length
Usually brownish in color

CARPENTER ANT
Pinched in waists
Bent antennae
Two sets of wings, one shorter than the other
Can be black, red, brown, yellow, orange, or red and black