We always say quality isn't expensive, it's priceless and there may not be an area of pest control where this applies more than with termites. Simply put, the damage they can cause to a home is staggering. So when you find that you have them, you need to get rid of them...ASAP! Let us help. From preventative termite treatments to complete termite treatments, we have the tools, technology and experience that have raised the termite control and treatment standards in Delaware and Maryland.


Take a look at the picture to the right. That's what termites can do if left untreated. And this isn't even the worst of it. Without question, termites are one of the most dangerous and destructive pests you and your home will ever encounter. In fact, termite damage is estimated to be more than 1 billion dollars annually across the U.S. Unrelenting and insatiable, they will eat through wood, drywall and more, not until they're full but until the food is gone. So stop feeding them now.   
Of course, before you can treat for termites, you have to first know if you have them. So how can you tell if you do? For starters, here are a few clues to look for:

  • Any cracked or bubbling paint or frass (termite droppings).
  • Wood that sounds hollow when tapped.
  • Mud tubes on exterior walls, wooden beams, or in crawl spaces.
  • A temporary swarm of winged insects in your home or from the soil around your home.
  • You see a termite: termite wings tend to be equal size, their antennae are straight and termite's waists are thick.
Knowing their points of entry and how they live can help in identifying termite activity as well, so know that: 

  • Termites can live in colonies and create their own habitat in moist areas. 
  • Both subterranean and aboveground termite nests also function as water-gathering devices. 
  • Termites follow pipes and tree roots to gain entry into homes. 
  • Termites can also enter homes with just 1/32 of an inch opening. 
  • They can cause damage in hidden area such as in crawl spaces, window frames and behind walls. 
If you still need help assessing your termite situation just give us a call to schedule a complete, professional home termite inspection. From top to bottom, in and out, we will thoroughly inspect your home and property (including crawlspaces and attics) then tell you if you have a termite issue, its extent and how to get rid of them.

And remember, no matter where you are in Sussex and Kent Counties, Delaware, the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia's Eastern Shore, we are here to help always just a phone call or email away.

Part of our commitment to green pest control and our EcoPest Systems, Bennett Termite's exclusive Termite Baiting System is a safe and effective way to eliminate termite colonies entirely. Designed primarily as an unnoticed underground baiting system, our unique network or termite treatment stations is a long term solution to ridding your home from termites. 

Termidor® termiticide/insecticide is a professional termite defense product effective on native subterranean termites, Formosan termites, and drywood termites. It utilizes an advanced non repellent, an “undetectable,” liquid technology that termites cannot see, smell, taste, or avoid. Instead, they contact, ingest, and share Termidor, completely unaware that doing so will inevitably kill them.
Keep It Dry

Since most termites need moisture to survive, keeping your home dry is a great defense against infestation. Vapor barriers where applicable and dehumidifiers are two great ways to to this. Need more help? Call us anytime. Learn more about our Moisture Control & DriTime Services
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