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eastern subterranean termite found in eastern pa

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termite found in king of prussia pennsylvania

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What are termites?

Subterranean termites are the most common species of termite in Pennsylvania and are social insects that feed on cellulose from leaf litter, wood, soil and dung. Termites live underground in colonies that can be populated by as many as two million colony members and will travel through small mud tubes to avoid exposure to the open air, which can dry them out and leave them vulnerable to predators.

Why do I have them?

Termites are present in every state except Alaska and if the conditions are right, termites can be present.  Termites feed primarily on cellulose from wood, leaf litter, soil and dung so if any of those conditions exist on your property then it is possible for a termite colony to thrive.

Are they dangerous?

Termites, like many other pests, do not bite, sting or carry disease; the real threat from termites is their ability to cause expensive and extensive structural damage to our homes.

How do I get rid of termites?

Getting rid of subterranean termites is not an easy task. Their nest does not have to be within the immediate vicinity of the structure to cause damage. Colonies can be as far as 300 feet away with a complicated network of mud tunnels leading from the nest site making it difficult to locate the nest. Termites use these tunnels for travel and shelter and have to take these precautions because they are weaker and more fragile than many other insects and predators.  A Moyer Service Professional™ can confirm the presence of termites on or near your property and can implement our Complete Home Guard Plus program to help you get rid of termites.

Can I do it myself?

Termites are not a pest many homeowners have much success eliminating on their own.  Locating the nest, which must be eradicated entirely, can be a very difficult task.  Many do-it-yourself repellents and sprays to rid your property of termites simply do not work as the chemicals they use are not effective.  Also, if misused or mixed improperly, pesticides can be very dangerous to people, pets or plants.

Is the treatment safe?

The health and safety of our customers, their families or employees is very important to us and that is why we use Integrated Pest Management products and treatments that are EPA registered for pest control use.  In addition, all of our Service Professionals™ are registered and licensed by the state or local jurisdictions where we provide service to ensure proper application.  

How soon can you get here?

Moyer Service Professionals™ are committed to helping you as soon as possible. In most cases, we can respond the same or very next day.

How can I prevent this in the future?

Many pest problems can be difficult to prevent so most of our customers choose our comprehensive, year-round Complete Home Guard Plus program to ensure termites stay out of their home or business.

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Why Year-Round Termite Protection Is Essential For Pennsylvania Residents

Where does Moyer Indoor | Outdoor service?

Moyer provides service in Souderton, Harleysville, King Of Prussia, and throughout Northampton, Lehigh, Bucks and Montgomery Counties as well as parts of Chester, Delaware and Philadelphia Counties.