Termite Control in Shelby
Serving Richland County and Surrounding Areas Since 1959
Termites can cause thousands of dollars in property or landscape damage. Unfortunately, termites are often not found until this damage is done. At Carothers Pest Control, we offer advanced treatment methods for termite control in Shelby and the surrounding communities. Our goal is to find and fix your termite issue as soon as possible, so you are not left with expensive repair bills.
Contact us online or by calling (419) 314-3214 to learn how we can help your home or business.
Types of Termites
Termites range in size from 1/8 to 3/8 inches and light to dark brown in color. These pests swarm in the spring and tunnel into the wood, which causes structural damage. The most common termites in Ohio are subterranean termites, though dry wood termites may travel into the state in furniture or other wooden objects and establish colonies. Dry wood termites eat and live in wood, swarm annually, and may also eat paper, furniture, wallboards, and cloth.
- Live underground
- Enjoy warmth
- Make mud tunnels to travel from the soil to your property
- Can get inside a building through cracks as small as 1/64 of an inch
Termites can feed on any structure that contains wood, including homes, commercial properties, sheds, and other wood structures. They can enter through tiny cracks and cause extensive structural damage before you realize they have invaded your home. Carothers Pest Control offers effective termite control to help you with a current infestation and make sure termites do not invade in the future..
Warning Signs of Termite Infestations
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, termites cause more than $5 billion in damage annually, and property insurance generally does not cover damage caused by termites. Since you can’t see or hear termites, identifying them without a professional inspection is extremely difficult. However, there are some warning signs that can indicate a termite problem.
Look for signs of termites such as:
- Mud tubes that are about the size of a pencil running from the soil to your building
- Small papery wings on your windowsill in the late spring
- Bubbles or distorted areas in wooden surfaces
- Sagging wood
While these signs can indicate a termite problem, a professional inspection is needed to confirm their presence. Our termite control specialists are trained and equipped to perform a thorough inspection of your property. When a problem is found, we can recommend a custom treatment plan to control your current termite problem and prevent future infestations.
Carothers Pest Control is up-to-date with the newest in pest control technology, traps, chemicals, and environmentally safe techniques and products. Our priority is our customers and we strive to provide the best possible service.
Our locally owned and family operated team is fully licensed and insured. We stand behind our services. Our pest control elimination and preventative services use the latest technology in the industry to protect you and your family.
To provide you with the best customer service, our team works with you to maintain a pest free home or office. Our goal is to meet your current and future pest control needs no matter how large or how small the infestation.
We offer effective termite control using liquid defense treatments depending on what we find during the inspection. Liquid defense treatment is fast and effective for eliminating termites by ingestion and contact.
The benefits of the termite liquid defense treatments include:
- Totally effective with a few months
- Possible colony elimination
- Odorless and less invasive
- A targeted approach to termite control
- Low impact on human health
At Carothers Pest Control, we offer termite and pest control services that are customized to the needs of each property. While our Pest Protection Plan doesn’t cover termites, if a Carothers Pest Control technician takes care of your initial termite service, you can sign up for our service agreement. This includes a once-a-year inspection where if we do find the evidence of termites, we will treat the infestation at no additional cost.
Please contact us at (419) 314-3214 to schedule your termite inspection. We are always happy to answer your questions and provide a free estimate for your home or business.