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Fairmont Termite Exterminators

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United Works Termite and Pest Control. We are located in Chelsea, Alabama. Contact us for all your pest control needs.

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Our services are the most thorough, and our quality of workmanship is unmatched in the business. You get what you pay for. We are not the cheap, fly by night pest control company; we have been in business in the Trussville area for over 30 years. Our motto is simple, yet true: "Pest are no problem for us!" Try us; you will be telling your friends to call us.

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Mr. Bugg's is locally owned and operated, certified, licensed, bonded and insured. By using our services, the funds you spend stay in our area to be re-circulated into the local economy. We have been in business for over 30 years, serving the pest and termite control needs of both residential and commercial customers. David Kellis, the owner of Mr. Bugg's, believes in treating everyone with integrity and respect and has gone to great length to pass this philosophy throughout the company. In addition to treating for termites, roaches, ants, spiders, silverfish, scorpions, earwigs, firebrats, millipedes, centipedes, rats and mice, we also provide wildlife exclusion/trapping and mosquito reduction services. While we do embrace and utilize new technological advances in the pest control industry, we have not turned our backs on tried and true methods and products. We believe that it is most beneficial to our customers to be as diversified as possible in the ongoing battle against pests. Our goal is to free up our customers' time and manpower by taking care of their pest control needs as well as providing peace of mind, knowing a licensed company with ongoing training is at their disposal. For more information, customer testimonials and valuable coupons, please visit our website.

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Vulcan Termite & Pest Control Inc. was established in 1965 and is one of the largest family-owned and operated termite and pest control companies in Alabama. Our highly trained technicians provide professional and courteous termite and pest control services for both residential and commercial customers. Vulcan retains a board-certified entomologist who regularly updates our training and keeps us up-to-date with the latest termite and pest control strategies.

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Specializing in pest control in Bessemer, Bailey's is the trusted expert for termite treatment, pest inspection and management, termite control and inspection, and rodent control.

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How do you get rid of termites?

The best way to get rid of termites is to act fast. Termites are a problem that will only get worse — and no matter how much you want them to, they usually don’t magically move out on their own. There are three main types of termites: drywood, dampwood and subterranean. Drywood and dampwood termites sneak through cracks in your exterior paint, nail holes, and gaps near windows and other openings and begin to eat through your wood. Subterranean termites enter your house from the ground up by creating mud tunnels. In all cases, they survive by eating the wood of your house. The type of termites you have can steer the treatment plan.

Methods of termite extermination include fumigation, use of pesticides, and use of natural elements that are poisonous to the bugs. The extent of your termite infestation will help determine the treatment method. If you have drywood or dampwood termites that have infiltrated all aspects of the wood in your home, the pest control pro may recommend enclosing the whole house in a tent and gassing the termites via fumigation. If you have subterranean termites, often the entire footprint of the home must be treated by drilling liquid treatments into the slab or foundation of the home to exterminate the colonies. In any case, once you see signs of termites, it’s time to take action and call a pest pro.  

What are the signs of termites in your home?

When you see signs of termites in your home, call a trusted pest control professional as soon as possible to handle the situation. Termites feed on wood, meaning they eat through the wood that makes up the frame, floors and other components of your house. Most people don’t know they have termites until they discover the damage done, because termites remain hidden underground or inside the wood they are eating. Keep on the lookout for these signs of termites:

  • Water bubbles in your interior or exterior paint: If you poke at what look like paint bubbles and find termite droppings inside, it’s a sign of termite infestation.
  • Frass: This is a fancy term for termite poop. Keep your eyes peeled for what look like six-sided salt and pepper droppings.
  • Mud tubes: Subterranean termites move between their earth home and your house by building mud tunnels. Mud tubes under or along the side of your house or foundation are a sure sign of a termite infestation.  
  • Wings or swarming near your home: As a new colony is looking for a home, they fly (swarm), then shed their wings and burrow into nearby wood.
  • Softening of wood or hollowed-out wood: Termites don’t like paint, lacquer varnish or other wood finishes, so they’ll eat inside the wood and leave the exterior finish like a shell.

Are termites harmful to humans?

Termites are harmful to humans in that they can eat a home from the inside out. But unlike some other insects, termites don’t carry infection, nor do they bite or feed off people like parasitic bedbugs. So while they’re not harmful to your health, they can be extremely harmful to your wallet. The EPA reports that every year termites cause billions of dollars of structural damage in the United States. Immediate action and treatment is the best approach if you see signs of termites. The national average cost for an exterminator ranges from $250 to $400, but costs may be higher if you have a whole house infestation on your hands. Here are a few examples of average cost:

  • Standard liquid treatment of subterranean termites: $3-$4 per linear foot. An extermination company may have a minimum service fee, such as $150, to come out and provide treatment, no matter how small the space.
  • Liquid treatment of subterranean termites including foaming and drilling into concrete slabs: $4-$5 per linear foot.
  • Liquid treatment of a 2,000-square-foot home for subterranean termites: approximately $400.
  • Fumigation treatment of drywood termites: $1,200-$1,500 for a 30,000- to 35,000-cubic-foot home. Pros measure fumigation costs in cubic feet. Fumigation costs can also be affected by the number of stories in your home.
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