Termites

American Pest Control of Massachusetts

Termites operate mostly in dark, out-of-sight places, tunneling into wood and away from light and from drying air. As a result, termites can go undetected for many years, causing extensive damage to homes and businesses before they are finally discovered.

Tiny, Silent Invaders

Termites penetrate structures from colonies hidden in the soil in a variety of ways. For example, as concrete foundations and piers age, they develop small cracks through which termites can crawl. Termites can slip through a crack as small as 1/64 of an inch.

Porches made of concrete often have a dirt fill underneath. Termites can travel from the soil through cracks in the concrete and enter structural wood, completely hidden from view. Concrete presents other hidden “termite highways” as well; for example, gaps around electrical conduit and pipes, as well as expansion joints.

How We Can Help

At American Pest Control of Massachusetts, our professional termite services can help protect your property by detecting and controlling termites and other wood-destroying insects.

If you see something that you’re not sure about, call us. We may be able to tell you what it is, just by asking a few questions over the phone. If we can’t identify the problem by phone, we will be happy to come to the property and perform a free inspection.

We also perform VA/FHA approved real-estate pest inspections.

Call today for your free inspection and estimate!