At Cox Termite & Pest Control, we perform pre-construction liquid and borate termite treatments and post-construction termite treatments for eastern subterranean termites, powder post beetles and carpenter ants.

Please give us a call at 912-236-2503 or fill out our contact form on this site to receive a FREE inspection!

Termites attack any wood or wood product that is in contact with the soil, including buildings, cardboard and paper. They build mud tubes over other surfaces to get to wood products. The reproducers have wings and swarm during the day throughout spring and summer.

Termite Control / Exterminate

Termites do billions of dollars worth of damage each year.  Each home in our area is at risk for termite activity and damage if not protected.  Termites will eat any wood, but the softer woods, of which our houses are constructed, are their favorite.  In addition to attacking our houses without provocation, they find some conditions so perfectly suited to their needs, that we have given those conditions their own terminology ….. conditions conducive.  These conditions include, but are not limited to, wood to ground contact, moisture in wood, earth filled porches (wood too close to soil) and lack of adequate ventilation just to name a few.

Here in Coastal Georgia, we primarily deal with Eastern Subterranean Termites as our main home destroyer.  We do, however, know of a few cases of Formosan Subterranean Termites in our area.  These termites are voracious eaters that completely destroy buildings and attack live trees.

The Eastern Subterranean Termite reproductives or alates typically swarm in the Spring.  That swarm is sometimes the only indication that termites are active in your home.  The problem with that indicator is that they don’t always swarm which leaves the homeowner unaware of the damage they are doing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Carpenter ants are active in spring and summer. They nest in wooded habitats such as dead trees, decaying logs and stumps, as well as homes and other wooden structures. They do not eat wood, but the nesting damages and weakens the wood. They do not sting, but they will bite and spray a type of acid called formic acid.

Carpenter Ants

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