Every year more than 5 million houses, on average, get termites in the United States causing more than $5 BILLION in damage. In Pennsylvania, we deal with Subterranean Termites which can travel over 100 yards from their underground colony to your home.

It is crucial to protect your home with prevention measures and have your property regularly checked for termites since each colony can contain well over 1,000,000 termites. Termites are tough! They never sleep, they can live over 30 years, and they only need 1/16 of an inch opening to enter your home, and homeowners insurance almost never covers the damage from them.

PROCOR Termite Control & Treatment Process:

Your Procor pest technician will complete a thorough inspection of your home. The Inspection will focus on your basement or crawl space as well as the attached garage if you have one. We will be checking for damage, mud tubing, swarmer wings, or evidence of live insects.
If evidence of termite damage is found, we will go over all of our findings with you and show you all of the areas that we found activity. We will then go over your treatment options and give you a written quote for your treatment.
Procor Pest Control utilizes the Sentricon Termite Colony Elimination System to monitor and treat termites. The Sentricon System routinely eliminates the termite queen which usually isn't accomplished with chemical treatments. The Sentricon System does not require invasive drilling or digging inside and outside of your home, and chemicals are NEVER pumped into the soil outside or under your home like in other liquid termiticides.
We will inspect your Sentricon System stations twice per year. We also recheck your home once per year to make sure there is no active termite activity. If we do find any additional activity, we will retreat at no additional cost to you.

Child, Pet, and Environmentally Safe Termite Treatment:

By installing pet and childproof stations around the perimeter of your home, we can treat multiple colonies that may be in the area around your property. We can do all of this without ever posing a danger to you, your family, your pets, or the environment.

In fact, if you have a well within 100 feet of your home or live within 100 feet of a river, lake, pond, stream, or creek, a baiting system like the Sentricon System is your only safe option to not contaminate your drinking water or pose a health risk to you or the aquatic life in that water.


How do you know if you have termites?

Your best bet is to have a professional exterminator inspect your property for a termite infestation. The most common areas to be inspected are your basement and garage. If you decide to inspect for yourself here are some things to look for:

  • Swarming: Termites will often swarm in areas where they are feeding during the spring. While these swarmers are not actually the ones eating your home, seeing them means the ones that do all the damage are present as well. These swarmers will shed their wings once they emerge, so while you may not see the actual swarming happen, you will often find their discarded wings left behind. Most often the wings will be found near window sills, exterior doors, heat vents, sinks, and tubs.
  • Mud Tubing: Worker termites (the ones that are actually eating your home) have very soft and porous bodies. If they are exposed to the open air and light for too long they will die, so they create mud tubes to keep themselves protected in a dark and moist environment. These tubes are constructed out of dirt as well as the spit excrement of the termites. Oftentimes, they are about the width of a pencil and you’ll find them most often along your sill plate, header board, and floor joists in your basement. If you see these tubes there is no question, you have termites.
  • Damaged Wood: Subterranean Termites don’t live in the wood, but they sure do love eating it. In fact, their entire diet consists solely of cellulose-based materials, in other words, wood and wood products. Termites typically eat the wood from the inside out, so you won’t start to see the damage they’ve caused until it’s significant enough to break through the outside of the wood, by that time they have already eaten quite a bit of the wood in the area that they’re working in. When we are performing a termite inspection, we will usually tap along your floor joists, sill plates, or sub-flooring listening for hollow-sounding wood, this can indicate interior wood damage and the presence of termites. If the wood breaks away you can see the visible damage, it’s typically in a hollowed-out honeycomb pattern with occasional spots of mud in it. You may also see the presence of live worker termites as well.
  • Live Termites: Since termites cannot be exposed to the open air and light, they will never be out in the open and easily visible. However, if you are remodeling your home and come across whitish tan-colored insects about the size of a grain of rice in your walls, they are worker termites. If you find any of these signs of termites in your home you should contact us immediately for a free no-obligation inspection of your home. We will let you know if it is in fact termites and what needs to be done to get rid of them.

Wood Destroying Insect Reports (WDIRs)

Are you purchasing a new home and in need of a Wood Destroying Insect Inspection for your mortgage application? We can perform that inspection for you and provide you with an NPMA-33 Inspection Report. (Link to our price and scheduling tool)