Termite Control from Fischer Environmental

Serving Metro New Orleans for Over 60 Years

Are looking for a local termite control company to protect your New Orleans home from expensive termite damage? If so, you’ve come to the right place.

Fischer Environmental has been protecting New Orleans area families from termites for more than 60 years. Call today and one of certified experts will inspect your home for free and offer a termite treatment plan for your needs using either the Sentricon or Termidor systems. All of our services are backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

Termite Control Issues

With termites, you have more than just a pest species; you have an insect that can cause serious damage to a building. Every year, these bugs are responsible for a considerable amount of damage to homes and businesses in the Gulf Coast region.

With the threat of termite damage being a real possibility for almost any structure, it is important for people to learn a little more about them and strategies that can be used for prevention and control.

Termites Found in metro New Orleans

When most people think of termites, they don’t realize that there are different types of these insects. The differences between the types of termites can be significant in regard to the potential damage that they can cause, and for the strategy needed for termite treatment, prevention and management.

The environmental conditions of the Gulf Coast region are particularly good for three different types of termites: subterranean termites, Formosan termites or Drywood termites.

  • Subterranean termites: As the name suggests, these are termites that typically live underground. These termites will build tunnel systems that help them to access food sources. Effective methods for control include baiting and soil treatments.
  • Formosan termites: These are a larger variety of subterranean termite and they tend to live in colonies that are much more extensive. They eat through wood at a much faster rate than smaller subterranean varieties and this can make them a greater threat for damage.
  • Drywood termites: This type of termite is a little less common for the region than the subterranean varieties, but they can be every bit as damaging. Unlike the subterranean termites, they do not need a regular source of water and they can live in and infest the wood that they are eating.

The Termite Life Cycle

Being a social variety of insect, termites live in colonies. Depending on the conditions and the type of termite, a colony can vary in size from just a few thousand, to colonies that have tens of millions of termites.

Within a colony, you will find termites that take on different roles in the life of the colony. The different castes in a termite colony all have a specific job in regard to maintaining the colony. First, you have workers and their job is to find food and bring it back to the colony. Along with that, you also have soldiers that are responsible for defending the colony. Finally, you have the reproducers. The reproducers are winged termites and they will eventually fly away to breed and start a new colony.

Diagnosing, Treating & Preventing Termite Infestations

Termite Inspections

Termites can be a tricky problem for many homeowners and most people do not have the knowledge and experience to both identify the termites and recognize the scope of the infestation. For a proper inspection and assessment, it is recommended that you hire a professional. There are some signs that can indicate a termite infestation, but there is much more that needs to be looked into before the problem can be addressed. Signs that may indicate an infestation include the mud tubes on exterior walls or wood, a temporary swarm of winged insects, the leftover wings from the swarmers and wood that sounds hollow when it is knocked.

Treatment Methods

The first step in treating a termite infestation is to have the property inspected by a professional. With the information that is obtained during the inspection, a professional will be able to determine a course of action that should remedy the situation. Depending on the type of termite and the scale of the infestation, the control strategy can vary. Some of the most effective methods for termite control include fumigation, baiting and soil treatments. Additionally, different strategies will need to be employed to effectively prevent further infestations.

Fumigation, Baits or Sprays – Which One is Right For You?

Depending on the type of structure you have and whether or not you already have a termite issue, we may be able to recommend fumigation, a baiting system, or direct spray termite treatments. For pre-construction, we also offer pre-treatment of the foundation.

Our certified technicians will assess your New Orleans property and make a termite treatment recommendation based on your needs.

Contact Fischer for Help

If you have a termite problem anywhere in our metro New Orleans service area, we’ll send one of our termite treatment professionals to your location for a thorough inspection and to develop a comprehensive plan for termite control. Contact us today to schedule an inspection or to get more information about the services that we offer.