Smyrna, GA Termite Treatment & Control Company
Here are some things that set us apart from other local termite companies:
- We have over 20 years in the pest management field
- Veteran owned and operated Company
- Same day inspection or service
- Licensed and insured
- Free inspection and quote
- Committed to continuing education to learn and evaluate the newest research and treatments
- We will get rid of your termites….guaranteed!
Types of Common Termites found in Smyrna, GA
There are three types of termites found in Smyrna: (1) Eastern Subterranean Termites, (2) Formosan Termites, and (3) Drywood Termites. Each species of termite raises unique concerns, has different characteristics, and different treatment methods.
A termite inspection is the cornerstone of any successful termite outcome. When you call Nextgen Pest Solutions, a well-trained and experienced termite professional will thoroughly inspect your home, identify the species of termite, and educate you with your treatment options.
Eastern Subterranean Termite
Subterranean termites are naturally occurring in the soil and assist in the normal decomposition process. In the Southeast United States, every yard likely has a termite colony eating stumps, fallen wood, garden stakes, or a fence post.
Subterranean Termites must have contact with the moisture to survive, therefore, they make their nests in the ground. Subterranean Termite colonies can be very large, but generally contain between 60,000 and 1 million termites.
Termites are eusocial insects, they have a caste system creating a division of labor, multiple generations live together in the nest, and they work together to care for their young. Understanding termites’ social structure has enabled us to more effectively eradicate them from homes and businesses.
- Workers build shelter/mud tubes to travel above ground for food, gather the food, bring it back to the colony and feed and groom the others.
- Soldiers main responsibility is defending the colony from invading armies of ants.
- Alates, or reproductives, ensure the growth and propagation of the colony. When a colony is large and mature, thousands of alates or “swarmers” will fly from the nest within minutes. These termites fly a short distance, lose their wings, and mate. If they are successful, they will start a new colony.
Thousands of wings from a swarm are often your first indication of a termite infestation. In Smyrna, this swarm generally happens between February and May following mild temperature and a rain.
If you experience a swarm in your home or business, do not delay. That termite colony is mature and looking to expand. They have likely already caused damage.
Formosan Subterranean Termite
The Formosan Termite is an invasive species of termite that is characterized by the rapid growth of their colonies. They are aggressive eaters and each colony can have millions of termites. However, they are still rare in Georgia; it is believed they came in on railroad ties.
The University of Georgia is monitoring the spread and severity of this invasive species and any samples should be sent to the Entomologist at the University. Should your home be unfortunate enough to have a Formosan Termite infestation, our experienced termite professionals can eradicate the colony.
Drywood Termites are not naturally content in Smyrna’s climate. However, they are known as the furniture termite. Drywood Termites do not need access to the soil and can live exclusively in the china cabinet in the dining room of your well heated and cooled home.
Drywood Termites kick out their fecal matter from the colony. If you see a pile under a table or chair that looks like sawdust or coffee grounds, that piece of furniture may have drywood termites. Depending on the value (including sentimental value) and functionality of the furniture, you may choose to have it treated by our experienced termite specialists.
For all your Termite Needs in Smyrna, Call Nextgen!
When you give Nextgen Pest Solutions an opportunity to earn your business, you will be dealing with professionals. Our goal is to get rid of your pests quickly and with little disruption to you.
Our team is ready to inspect your home at no cost, evaluate the specifics of your situation, and provide a free no-obligation quote to eliminate the termites from your home.
Our beautiful city Smyrna is on Money Magazine’s 2018 Best Places to Live list and boasts a community focused downtown and plenty of parks and even historic cemeteries. Protect your Smyrna investment with our guaranteed termite elimination and prevention programs.