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Termites Control

Helping You Prevent Structural Damage to Your Home in Arizona

TERMITE TREATMENT – MONTHLY WARRANTY – HOME SALE/REFINANCING INSPECTIONS

Termites are one of the most destructive pests homeowners must contend with. These insects are often hidden, and we are not aware that there is an issue until it has reached infestation levels. Termite remediation is also a complicated process, and if you are dealing with a termite problem, you want to be sure you are working with a pest control provider who specializes in termites. At Green Machine Pest Control, our termite control specialists are highly trained, and we have the experience needed to help you today. We are top-rated on Home Advisor, and we have received a 5-star rating on Yelp.

Termites Control

Helping You Prevent Structural Damage to Your Home in Arizona

TERMITE TREATMENT – MONTHLY WARRANTY – HOME SALE/REFINANCING INSPECTIONS

Termites are one of the most destructive pests homeowners must contend with. These insects are often hidden, and we are not aware that there is an issue until it has reached infestation levels. Termite remediation is also a complicated process, and if you are dealing with a termite problem, you want to be sure you are working with a pest control provider who specializes in termites. At Green Machine Pest Control, our termite control specialists are highly trained, and we have the experience needed to help you today. We are top-rated on Home Advisor, and we have received a 5-star rating on Yelp.

Termites

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:

  1. Subterranean termites
  2. Drywood termites
  3. 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.

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 termite exterminators. We will perform a thorough inspection of your property and identify what pest you’re dealing with: ants or termites.

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.
  1. Stellar customer reviews – One amazing thing about providing termite control for years now is that our customers adore us. You can see our reviews here and we also have 5 Stars on Yelp.
  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.

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.

While it’s important to address a termite infestation once it’s been discovered, taking preventative measures can help minimize the risk of future infestations. Our termite control experts can provide tips and strategies to help protect your property from termites.

Some preventative measures for termite control include:

  • Regular inspections to detect early signs of termite activity
  • Sealing cracks and crevices in your home’s foundation and walls
  • Removing wood debris and excess moisture around your property
  • Using termite-resistant building materials for construction or renovations
  • Installing termite barriers and bait stations as a proactive defense

By implementing these preventative measures, you can help safeguard your home from potential termite damage and avoid the costly consequences of a full-blown 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.

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Termites Services

Liquid Treatment

Warranty: 2 years

Warranty covers the entire structure treated.

We know the Termidor is going to stay in the soil and do it’s job, but we can’t treat under the center an existing home, so termites can come up through cracks in the slab. That is where you will find yourself needing the warranty.  Renew it every year and you’ll never pay for a Termite Treatment again!

Includes: Free Annual Inspections

Bait Stations

Product: TRELONA BAIT STATIONS

Trelona bait stations are a great preventative option to keep Termites out of your home. They are attracted to the bait stations before they reach the most common entry point to your home, the stem wall. 

Preventive or Corrective:

Many companies sell this as a corrective option when you already have Termites living inside your home.  This is like putting a hot dog stand a mile away from a buffet and trying to convince patrons to leave and come to your cart. Possible, but not super effective. These are intended as a preventative option to keep Termites from touching your home in the first place.

Warranty: Monthly

Whether it’s restocking the bait stations or treating Termites that have made it through a crack in the middle of the home at no cost, we’ve got you covered. When you have our Trelona Bait Stations installed to prevent Termites, you’ve got full coverage against invasion.

Includes: Free Annual Inspections

Termite Warranty Coverage

Coverage Type: Termite Treatment

Think of this as insurance for a Termite attack. Just like car insurance, you can’t start the coverage after there’s been an incident.  But as long as you have coverage before Termites have attacked your home, you won’t have to pay for a treatment.  

Product: Termidor HE

We only believe in using the top of the line products to deal with a Termite attack. You don’t want to go cheap on a colony pest, with a queen laying thousands of eggs a day.  We want to deliver the pest control product to the queen and stop the colony from reproducing immediately.  Whether it’s a spot treatment or the entire stem wall, we’ve got you covered!

Includes: Free Annual Inspections

 

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

PRICING

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

That is true. They don’t sleep. And their job – day in and day out – is to 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.

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 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 your home, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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