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Think all termite damage is visible? Think again. A homeowner discovered swarming termites in their home, but couldn’t identify where they swarmed from. The homeowner called their Dallas-based Certified Sentricon Specialist™, Markle Termite & Pest Management, for a home inspection.

The technician saw termite swarmers on top of a picture frame, but the photo (image below, left) looked fine. The technician went one step further and pulled the frame off the wall — discovering a hole in the wall. The termite colony had eaten through the wall and cardboard back of the picture frame (image below, right). The technician identified where the termites were swarming from — pipes from the customer’s bathroom. If there is a moisture source available in a home, termites will find it.

This home did not have preventative termite protection in place, but the team at Markle Termite & Pest Management moved quickly to eliminate the colony. Recruit® AG (above-ground) termite bait stations were used to treat the access point in the wall. Within three days, active termites were present in the station and the pests had eaten three-fourths of the bait. Talk about protection you can see! To fully protect the home, the technician also installed the in-ground Sentricon® System.

Certified Sentricon Specialists are trained to be observant and understand how termites forage and how they can get into structures. That can help identify the termite source quicker. If you suspect you have termites in your home, find your local pest management professional.