Termites

Formosan Termites – The Misunderstood Termite Mt. Pleasant SC

The picture above reveals exit holes from subterranean termites. What kind of termites may be living in that wall? East Cooper residents may see subterranean termites exit drywall, window casings, door jambs, etc. as they look for additional food or create an “exit” hole for swarming termites. Many homeowners have questions about the difference between [...]

By |2018-07-04T15:00:58+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Termites|Comments Off on Formosan Termites – The Misunderstood Termite Mt. Pleasant SC

Termites Swarm May 2018 Mt. Pleasant SC

Subterranean termites are swarming this time of year in the East Cooper area. They usually swarm in the early morning or evening. Sometimes after it rains, the termites emerge from the ground with wings and are attracted to lights around your home. A humid environment makes a great opportunity for the termites to swarm. They [...]

By |2018-05-09T21:20:51+00:00May 7th, 2018|Termites|Comments Off on Termites Swarm May 2018 Mt. Pleasant SC

FALL SWARM Mt. Pleasant SC

It’s unusual to see subterranean termites swarming this time of year but it happens. We usually see a spring swarm in the East Cooper area. They usually swarm in the early morning or evening. Sometimes after it rains, the termites emerge from the ground with wings and are attracted to lights around your home. We [...]

By |2017-11-02T18:03:42+00:00November 2nd, 2017|Termites|Comments Off on FALL SWARM Mt. Pleasant SC

Subterranean termites under tub Mt. Pleasant SC

East Cooper residents often ask...."What type of foundation construction is the best when it comes to controlling subterranean termites?" We have home with crawlspaces, homes built on raised slabs, home built on monolithic slabs, and elevated homes. All of these foundation types are susceptible to subterranean termites. We strongly recommend an annual inspection to detect [...]

By |2017-04-10T19:26:30+00:00April 10th, 2017|Termites|Comments Off on Subterranean termites under tub Mt. Pleasant SC

Does my elevated home need a termite treatment? Mt. Pleasant, SC

A beach style or elevated home is a type of construction that you will see when you live in the East Cooper area. Elevated homes are usually built on block or brick piers. Homes near the beach may even be built on wooden pilings. The home is raised about 8-10 feet off the ground. The [...]

By |2018-02-05T15:24:40+00:00March 28th, 2017|Termites|Comments Off on Does my elevated home need a termite treatment? Mt. Pleasant, SC

Liquid, bait or surface…. termite treatment Mt. Pleasant SC

East Cooper residents have several options when it comes to protecting their homes from subterranean termites. There are different factors that may contribute to selecting the best treatment for your home. The foundation type, age,  environment, soil type, and grade around your home should be be considered. You will also want to decide if a residual or non-residual [...]

By |2017-03-26T02:48:42+00:00March 24th, 2017|Termites|Comments Off on Liquid, bait or surface…. termite treatment Mt. Pleasant SC

Subterranean termite Inspection Mt. Pleasant SC

Subterranean termites can often go undetected if East Cooper homeowners don't pay attention to several conditions that are very conducive to termite infestations. Subterranean termites require moisture to survive. Eastern subterranean termites and Formosan termites usually get their moisture requirements from the earth.  A thorough inspection of the soil that touches the foundation wall may [...]

By |2017-03-24T20:37:29+00:00March 17th, 2017|Termites|Comments Off on Subterranean termite Inspection Mt. Pleasant SC

Drywood Termites Mt. Pleasant SC

Not all termites are created equal. Some live in underground colonies and some can live above ground and may never make contact with the soil. Drywood termites live inside wood and often get enough moisture from hot humid air, a leaky door or window casing. Drywood termites are often found in the East Cooper area due [...]

By |2017-03-10T16:26:59+00:00March 10th, 2017|Termites|Comments Off on Drywood Termites Mt. Pleasant SC

Termite queen Mt. Pleasant SC

Termite alates or "swarmers" will leave their colony and take flight usually after a heavy rain storm in the spring and fall. Residents of the East Cooper area will see these swarmers by the thousands. If the swarm is at night, they will usually be attracted to light around your home. The kings and queens [...]

By |2017-01-05T12:53:29+00:00August 24th, 2016|Termites|162 Comments