1. Termite Fumigation Tent on a Home

    What is Termite Tenting?

    Termites are insects that eat wood. They will eat any wood, or more specifically cellulose, which is an organic fiber found in wood and other types of plant matter. They will also eat paper, plastic, and drywall. Being primitive creatures with small brains, they operate solely off instincts, meaning…Read More

  2. Termite-Resistant Building Materials

    When building here in Arizona, it’s wise to consider materials that are resistant to termite infestations. However, home builders still often build with wood that termites can consume, since it is readily available and less expensive than other options. If you do have control over your next build,…Read More

  3. Exterminator Spraying Home's Baseboards

    Tips to Hire a Termite Control Company, Part 2

    In our last blog post, we took a look at some important tips when hiring a termite exterminator service. After all, your home or office is being attacked, and you need the best in the business to attack back. The termite technicians at Arizona Termite Specialists in Gilbert have almost two decades o…Read More

  4. The Most Common Termite Colony Locations in Your Home

    Termites are prevalent here in Arizona, with two major termite species — subterranean and drywood termites — that can devour wood in your home, damaging its structure. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to fully protect a home against termites (especially drywood termites). Fortunately, you can …Read More

  5. Outdoor Exposed Wood Stack

    Tips to Hire a Termite Control Company, Part 1

    Despite their diminutive and unobtrusive way of life, termites are insects that can cause serious damage to your home or office. Each year, termites cause more than $5 billion in damage to buildings in the United States. They gobble wood structures 24 hours a day, from your roof's rafters to your fr…Read More

  6. How to Avoid Termite Tenting

    What can you do to keep termites from infiltrating your home? And how can you ensure that an infestation doesn’t get so bad that you have to tent and treat your whole home? When it comes to preventing termite infestations, it’s helpful to be proactive, and it’s crucial to perform inspections r…Read More

  7. Realtor Handing Keys to a Home to New Homeowners

    Why Invest in Termite Inspections BEFORE You Buy a Home

    Termites can be pesky little bugs, indeed. They are hard to spot because they live almost completely underground except when foraging for food. They only come out in swarms, and then that's only for about 30 minutes. They prefer to live completely undetected, which protects them from predators, such…Read More

  8. Shovel in Soil

    Little Known Termite Facts, Part 2

    Termites are fascinating insects that lead very successful lives. After all, they've had at least 250 million years to hone in their ways. Plus, when all you have is instinct, your mind doesn't get in the way of what has to be done in order to survive. Insects survive off instinct with not much thou…Read More

  9. Wood Damaged by Termites

    Little Known Termite Facts, Part 1

    Termites are truly fascinating insects and extremely resilient. After all, some species of termite have crawled this earth for over 250 million years, outliving most other species. While we regard these tiny bugs as pests, the truth is they form a huge part of this world and play an integral role in…Read More

  10. Cherry Blossom Tree

    Cultures That Eat Termites, Part 2

    Some people don't think twice about eating insects, including termites. In fact, they may even be a tasty treat, especially if they are dipped in chocolate first. Termites and other insects are an important food source for many cultures around the world. They are high in protein, low in fat, and man…Read More