Chandler Termite Control
Helping You Prevent Structural Damage to Your Home in Arizona
TERMITE TREATMENT - MONTHLY WARRANTY - HOME SALE/REFINANCING INSPECTIONS
The BEST product on the market
Companies typically try to sell you on a cheap chemical to kill termites because they can lower the price for their service and appear “cheaper” than their competitors. Cheaper products break down years earlier. Termidor HE acts like an infection where then workers don’t die off initially. This way it spreads through the colony and kills the queen (who lays thousands of eggs per day). This is the only product we use. Termite companies have to take a special course and receive a certification by Termidor to use this product and ensure your treatments are met by their standards.
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I had a very positive experience with Bradley. He came out this morning to treat my house for termites. He was very professional, very kind and took the time to explain answer my questions. I feel confident I chose the right company for my pest control. Thank you, Bradley !- Tannaz M.
Eli came and did an inspection of my house for termites. I wasn't at home but he was very professional with my sister and her husband.- Abraham O.
I have been using this company since 2018 with bi-monthly treatments. Their guarantee is awesome. They come back if you ask them too. They did termite inspection and treatment too. They cleared out almost all my scorpions in 2018. The only ones left come from the alley or neighbors. I would recommend they to anyone. Cory is an awesome owner. All technicians and admins are polite and customer oriented. If you want to run a good business, customers come first and that is what this company is all about. Keep up the great work and don't let big Corp take you over.- Anonymous
Cody came out and was very thorough with the information he gave me and also with the treatment and spraying of the house. Cody is always very friendly when he comes out and does a great job. Thanks man. Staci Stringfellow- A. Sanchez
Green Machine came out a year after a termite treatment at my home. I haven't seen any termite activity since and the capable technician who came today apparently didn't either, so I'm happy. Great service from good people!- Mark L.
Met with Eli who did a termite inspection and gave us a quote. I also talked to some of the office staff and had a great experience. Eli was extremely professional, kind, and respectful-he even asked if he should take his shoes off before going through the house. Seems like a great company.- Douglas K.
Brad and Mason did a great job installing my termite bait stations. He even provided a map of where they placed the stations for me to keep. Really nice company, everyone I've had contact with is professional and very nice. I highly recommend them.
Update: Brad came out for my yearly bait inspection. Professional and Friendly as always.- Mal. T
Alex was very pleasant and explained the whole treatment process very well. I enjoyed dealing with him for the termite treatment estimate and am confident that they will do an excellent job.- Julie K.
Brandyn with Green Machine did a thorough termite inspection and recently installed termite stations and roof vent caps. He is very knowledgeable, professional and kind. We are very pleased with his service as well as the other GM pest control reps! Thank you for your great service!- Marge K.
Met with Alex, from Green Machine Pest Control regarding a treatment for an active termite issue, and also to discuss a new whole house treatment as well.
He was very thorough with the inspection of our property and I'm confident Green Machine Pest Control will do an excellent job.- Alex H.
I saw right away that I had termites and started setting up quotes. Alex was able to come the next day and spent allot of time looking over my house and explaining everything to me. He was patient with all my questions and answered them thoroughly. Alex was amazing. I went with your company because of him!- Betty W.
The people are so friendly and helpful. Cody came out to our place and did a thorough investigation. Such a great guy!! Explained our issues and treatment options and the prices and warranty are great.- Lmarie M.
The pest control technician was very professional and extremely knowledgeable regarding pest control issues. He is a great asset to your company. On a scale of 1 to 5 stars (with 5 being the best) I rate him as a 5 star employee. Well done!- Reynaldo C.
Here’s what you’ll get with Green Machine:
- A thorough inspection
- Licensed and Experienced Experts
- The best product on the market
- A no questions asked warranty (transferrable if you sell the house)
- Happy techs
- Dead termites
We would be doing you a disservice if we gave you pricing without seeing how bad the situation is and taking measurements of how much to treat. Have one of our Expert Inspectors come inspect your home and take measurements to determine the price of treatment. It’s free, so why not? Call to schedule a free inspection (480) 470-5266.
Free Inspections = Peace of Mind = Better Sleep
Is it true termites don’t sleep?That is true. They don’t sleep. And their job - day in and day out - is to eat…
What do termites eat?They eat cellulose. Cellulose is the main part of wood, straw, paper, insulation, and many other things. The softest cellulose in your home is usually the paper on the sides of the sheetrock on your walls and ceiling.
What if I don’t have termites but I want to make sure I never get them?We also have termite bait stations that work as a preventative to keep termites from entering the home. We don’t use them as a corrective measure because, it would be like putting a hot dog stand outside a buffet and trying to coax people to leave the buffet to have a gourmet hot dog. But if they are not inside yet, they will come straight to the bait stations and keep the damage to your home at a minimum!
If the product lasts so long in the soil, why do I need to renew the warranty every year? Shouldn’t the warranty be as long as tIf we could pick your house up out of the ground, treat the entire underneath, and then put it back down, then that would make sense. But since we are only able to treat the outline of yourhome, there are many other ways for termites to get in. They can follow the pipes that come from the ground through your slab for your bathrooms and kitchen. They can easily come up through settling cracks in your slab. Without tearing all of your flooring out and ripping sheetrock off the walls, we will never be able to see every entry they can make. So we treat where we KNOW they can get in and then warranty the entire home, knowing there are lots of other ways in that we will blindly cover so your home is protected.
Why would you treat my garage if I didn’t have termites there?If you look along the concrete at the edge of the garage, you will see that the slab you park on is not the same piece of concrete as the stem wall. There is a little material in between called an expansion joint. Termites can come up this joint and go right into the house. So you want to have the garage treated whenever possible. Plus 40% of the time we find termites in the garage, so there’s that.
Why shouldn’t I use a cheaper termiticide - if it saves me money wouldn’t that be better?That depends on your definition of “saves you money.” The barrier burns off much faster so you don’t get lasting protection. Also most termiticides kill termites too quickly so it won’t spread to the queen, and she lays thousands of eggs a day. The colony will replenish and find a new way in, so it’s not only your house that will get eaten. It’s the time spent having technicians come out repeatedly to take care of the new area they are showing up. We know your time is valuable and so is your home. Don’t let both get eaten by using a cheaper product.
I have a stamp in my garage that says “Post Tension Slab, No Drilling” how do you treat if you can’t drill through the concrete?
If you have a post tension slab, drilling through the concrete can cause severe damage to your home. We adhere to state guidelines, we would trench along any areas where the structure of your home comes down to the edge of the concrete, including pillars for your patio and any wooden posts. This treatment allows the application of termiticide into the soil near any part of your structure within a few inches of the ground.
Types of Termites in AZ
There are several different species of termites in the U.S. All of them can cause severe problems in your home. Termites feed on cellulose material, namely the organic material in wood and paper materials. Typically, termites prefer wood that is already decaying or rotting, and consequently, homes that have suffered water damage are particularly vulnerable to termites.
The three main types of termites in the U.S. are:
- Subterranean termites
- Drywood termites
- Dampwood termites
Subterranean termites are the most destructive termites, and they are what residents in Arizona are most likely to encounter. The sandy soil in the desert is ideal for subterranean termites to navigate through and build their colonies in. These termites are blind and live underground, constructing tunnels and tubes, only coming to the surface in search of food. Subterranean termites live in colonies, reproduce quickly and in large numbers, and their colonies can reach up to two million members.
Signs of a Termite Infestation
The sooner you can eradicate termites, the better. Because termite infestations can escalate quickly, homeowners need to be aware of the warning signs of a termite infestation. Knowing when to call in pest control can help you stop termites in their tracks and can help you save money on repairs.
MOST COMMON SIGNS
- Mud tunnels along the walls, around the foundation, inside the garage, hanging from the ceilings, around windows
- Flying termites or discarded termite wings after swarming
LEAST COMMON SIGNS
- Gathered dry-looking mud
- Boreholes in wood flooring, baseboards, and windowsills
Another sign of termites is seeing what look like white ants. Ants and termites look very similar, and they are often mistaken. So, if you see a strange-looking ant, and aren't sure what to do, call our Chandler termite exterminators. We will perform a thorough inspection of your property and identify what pest you’re dealing with: ants or termites.
What Attracts Termites to Your Property?
One of the ways you can prevent a termite infestation is to learn what attracts them to your property and then remove any source of attraction. It's important to remember that different types of termites prefer different types of environments.
Subterranean termites live in tunnels that they dig, also known as mud tubes. They also live in colonies and tend to build their colonies and mud tubes close to sources of wood.
As their name indicates, Dampwood termites prefer wood that is moist and soft. Therefore, they can commonly be found in cellars, crawlspaces, and outdoor wooden structures.
Drywood termites are often found in attics or garages, which supply them with dry wood sources.
Termites are attracted to the following things you may have on your property:
- Clogged gutters: It's normal for twigs and leaves to build up in your gutters. Left unattended, though, it can cause excess moisture to soften your roof's material until it eventually rots. The weakened wood is more susceptible to penetration from termites looking for entrance to your home and their source of wood.
- Piles of wood: Because they feed on wood, if you have any piles of wood or firewood, it's important to store it in such a way that it won't attract termites. We recommend that you stack the wood 20 feet away from your property and at least 5 inches off the ground. This will prevent termites from being drawn toward your home via the wood pile.
- Mulch: Because the wood chips in mulch can retain moisture, it can be a great source of attraction for dampwood termites. To deter them from your property, it's best to keep mulch 15 inches away from your foundation.
- Excess foliage: If you have dead trees or stumps littering your yard, it's important to have them removed. The wood will attract termites and draw them toward your property.
- Leaves and lengthy tree limbs: In addition to serving as food sources, trees with long limbs that reach your roof or brush the sides of your home provide access for termites. Be sure to keep your trees properly trimmed to keep termites away.
5 Things To Look For In A Termite Control Company
2. A Crazy-Thorough Inspection - Since we are hunting for bugs the size of pencil lead, it is important to have a company that knows how to inspect thoroughly and doesn't skip steps. We're talking walls, ceilings, baseboards, trim, garage, stem wall. The works. This is the one item on a Home Inspection that will stop a home from getting sold. If a company sends out an Inspector that is in and out in 20 minutes, doesn't go upstairs or look in the garage, how thorough do you think their treatment will be?
3. Sets Expectations - When an Inspector comes to your home, you should know what to expect. What will he be doing for the inspection? And when a treatment is scheduled, what can you expect the treatment to include? What does the warranty cover? Who will be doing the treatment? Go with a company where you feel included in the process.
4. Guarantees - Our guarantee that you can find here, states that you will get the bug-free-home you have worked so hard for and 100% deserve. If any problems persist, give us a call and we will re-treat for no extra charge.
5. An informative blog - Our aim is to ensure that your home is well protected by any means necessary. We want everybody to be informed about best practices and what they can do to prevent the need for our termite control services.
How Our Professionals Work to Minimize Termite Damage
If, after an inspection, our termite specialists determine that you have a termite problem, we will treat your home. Our termite treatment includes the use of Termiticide around your home and in the soil to prevent more termites from coming inside. If they have spread to the inside of your walls, we will also spray foam inside your walls to prevent them from progressing further.
Call on the Chandler Arizona Termite Extermination Specialists to Handle Your Infestation
Termites are a serious problem in Arizona. At Green Machine Pest Control, we take termites seriously. Our goal is to provide you with effective termite remediation services that you can rely on. We also offer a monthly termite warranty to customers who are worried about termites, but whose homes do not show active signs of termites. If termites do show up, as long as you pay your monthly coverage payment, your treatment is covered.