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About Termites

Termite Control Services in Knoxville

Termites are found all over East Tennessee and can do major damage to any building or structure. Termites eat wood, usually fallen logs and stumps on the forest floor. They often eat wood from the inside out, making their activity in your home largely undetectable until it’s too late. Termites need moisture, so they can be found below your home. They build mud tubes that can cross concrete, brick, cinder block, metal, pre-treated wood and some chemical barriers.

Since termites can be so difficult to discover, taking swift action is important. Structural damage from termites can be expensive to repair but working with our trusted pest control services mitigates the contamination. We use the Sentricon® system to exterminate these pests.

Call (865) 234-4008 for a free inspection to diagnose termite infestations and take the first step in reducing damage to your building.

Take Immediate Action with Preferred Pest Termite & Turf

Subterranean termites are the damage causing termites in the Knoxville area. Unlike other termite species, they live entirely underground only coming up to infest wood. Unfortunately, this allows them to avoid detection, which is why professional inspections are so important. Luckily, the damage is 100% preventable and repairable.

You might know you have a termite invasion when you notice:

  • A temporary swarm of winged insects near or inside the building
  • Discarded wings near doors and windows
  • Mud tubes in the basement or crawl space
  • Hollow-sounding wall studs
  • Unexpected sagging in wooden buildings.

Termites are able to forage over 100 feet from their colony, which can be bad news if your neighbor has found them. Whether you have noticed the signs of an infestation or are looking to take preventative measures after termites have been found in your area, the Knoxville termite control specialists at Preferred Pest, Termite and Turf Management can spring into action. We use modern, environmentally conscious treatments to protect your residence from the damaging effects of termites.

Don’t wait until it is too late. Speak with a specialist by calling (865) 234-4008 to see how we can help.