Treat Your Termite Infestation Before It Gets Out of Control

Termites are a common pest in North and South Carolina and rapidly cause significant structural damage to your home. If you see signs of a termite infestation it is important to act quickly in order to minimize their damage!

Have You Spotted Signs of a Termite Problem?

Termites cause over five billion dollars of damage to buildings in the United States annually and the average repair cost for homeowners is $3,000 – don’t let your house be part of these statistics! If you spot any of these signs of termite infestation you should contact a pest control service immediately:

  • Winged termite swarms are spotted
  • Shed wings are seen under window sills or along the edge of walls
  • Mud tubes are present on your outside walls
  • Visible tunnels or honeycomb pattern damage in wood
  • Warping of door or window frames
  • Sagging floors
  • Piles of salt and pepper-like droppings along walls
Termites in Carolina
Termites in Carolina

Our Termites Treatment Plan

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Identify The Type of Termite Infestation

South Carolina is home to 7 species of termites and an 8th invasive species has been sighted with increasing frequency over the past several years. Our Master Trained Termite Technicians will identify which type of termite you’re experiencing and assess the severity of the infestation.

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Termite Extermination Process

Depending on the type of termite infestation present, the treatment method may vary. However, the effect is always the same: complete eradication of termites within your house. This process may take the form of a termiticide applied via fumigation or termite bait traps and our technician will explain to you what your specific treatment will require.

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Termite Damage Remediation

If a termite infestation is caught early the damage may be minor enough the damage they caused is minimal. However, some termites, like the invasive Formosan termite, can cause significant structural damage within months of infestation. In these cases we may refer you to framing specialists who can assist with repairs.

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Future Termite Control

The best way to handle termites is to prevent infestations before they start. The final step of any termite extermination process is to set advanced bait stations which kill any lingering termites.

After treatment it is essential to enroll in a termite monitoring and prevention plan. Without annual termite inspections and long-term monitoring, termites will inevitably return.

Pest Control Means Peace of Mind

Your home is your biggest investment and the idea of termites literally devouring it is understandably terrifying. When you choose our termite control service you can rest easy knowing that the infestation will be fully eradicated and then your house will be protected going forward.

All of our termite treatments come with a 1 year warranty, and with further monitoring your house will be kept safe from future termite invasions.

The Advantages of Working With Cramer Pest Control

Expert Service Comes From Expert Training

A core component of our business is training. All of our termite technicians are Master Certified – an optional certification that, while not required, gives us the skills to provide you with the best possible termite protection. Additionally, our technicians carry Clemson Extension University 7A certification and are Sentricon certified, allowing us to safely use and apply EPA-regulated pesticides.

We’re Only Finished When You’re Happy With the Results

At Cramer Pest Control we don’t consider our job done until your pest problem has been completely handled. After our technicians visit your home you’ll receive a follow-up call – if you have any remaining concerns let us know and we’ll take care of it!

A Commitment to Customer Service

Everybody says it, but so many pest control companies get it wrong. From your first phone call, to our technician’s visit, to follow-up calls you can expect an unrelenting commitment to your satisfaction. We don’t just want customers, we want raving fans.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What types of termites are most common in South Carolina?

Termites are broadly categorized into three groups: subterranean termites, drywood termites, and dampwood termites. South Carolina homes are most commonly threatened by drywood termites and by subterranean termites.

Recently, the invasive Formosan termites have been spotted with more frequency in our state. These are a subterranean variety which infiltrate your home through cracks in your foundation or mud tubes they build along the side of your home, and are known for rapidly causing significant damage due to their large colony size and voracious appetites.

Why do termites infest houses?

Some common pests are in your house for the same reason as you: it’s a nice place to live! Termites on the other hand see your house as a nice thing to eat. Termites eat and digest cellulose, the structural component of wood.

While dampwood and drywood termites live inside the wood they’re eating, subterranean termite colonies are located underground and can live hundreds of feet from their feeding grounds!

What is the best DIY solution for a termite infestation?

Unfortunately do-it-yourself termite solutions are difficult to recommend for several reasons. The most effective pesticides require proper identification of the termite – using the wrong pesticide may prolong your infestation and increase the damage done.

Further, proper use of pesticides requires extensive safety training that most homeowners lack, putting themselves, their family, and the environment at risk.

Finally, there are several classes of pesticides only available to specialists who have undertaken the training necessary to access them. We are Sentricon certified and have our 7A certification, allowing us to use chemicals that the EPA does not allow to be sold to general consumers.

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