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The Importance of Commercial Termite Control in Tucson

October 3, 2022

Termite infestation presents two major problems for business owners. The first issue lies in the actual physical damage done to a building’s foundational structure. Sagging and weak floors, ceilings and walls can increase accident risk and, if the termite problem is allowed to continue, can lead to total structural failure and collapse.

The second issue with termite infestation lies in the cosmetic damage in the building that can be cause for alarm to employees, clients, and customers, reducing production, confidence, and overall business.

Termite Damage and Termite Treatment

Termites play an important role in nature, consuming and breaking down dead wood so that it decays and re-enters more rapidly into the cycle of life. However, when termites enter manmade structures, they can cause a great deal of damage.

As a matter of fact, subterranean termites are the most destructive insect in the world, causing billions of dollars in damage in the United States alone.

Many buildings and materials used by businesses become infested with termites that feed on cellulose material including lumber, drywall paper, cardboard, window and baseboard trim, doors and doorframes, furniture, and anything made from wood or wood products.

Commercial termite control in Tucson is a common necessity because not only do building materials provide termites with an ideal food source, but the large irrigation systems used by many businesses serve as a vital moisture source for insects.

Important Termite Protection

It is smart for new business owners to utilize termite “pretreatment” during new construction. Although termite treatments made before or during new construction is not mandated by Arizona state, it is still a prudent practice. Many lending institutions require pretreatment before issuing new construction loans.

During the pretreatment process, termiticides are applied to the ground before laying or pouring foundations. Subterranean termites burrow up through the ground and into structures so it is erroneously believed that concrete slaps will deter them.

Instead, termites will travel a good distance to find a food source. Drywood termites leave nests and fly through the air in search of food sources. When they come in contact with buildings offering edible materials, they begin tunneling.

Get Expert Commercial Termite Control in Tucson

Once infested, professional commercial termite control and termite removal are required to detect types, assess the damage, apply treatments, and eliminate the termites.

Liquid Chemical Treatment

Liquid termiticides are chemical barriers applied around properties that act to repel or kill termites that come in contact with the barrier.

Termite Baiting System

The Sentricon Baiting System is designed to eliminate all termites entering, exiting, or living within a structure. Barriers become unnecessary when termites are eliminated through this method.

Essential Pest Control has over 30 years of experience in treating termite infestations in Tucson and the surrounding areas. We provide fast and professional assessments and offer effective termite treatment solutions. Call today to limit termite damage to your business.

Call Essential Pest Control today for Tucson pest control at fair and affordable prices! (520) 886-3029.

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