Termite Control In Cookeville & Crossville, TN
Protect your home from costly damage with our termite control services.
Keeping termites out of your home is one of the most vital – and most difficult – aspects of pest control. If you don't protect your home properly, termites can invade it and spend months, potentially even years, inside its walls. There, they will slowly wreak havoc on your home's internal structure, potentially leaving it with thousands of dollars of structural damage. This is why termites sit firmly in the midst of hurricanes and tornadoes in terms of the damage costs they inflict. On average, they cost homeowners in the United States over five billion dollars a year.
This is all thanks to the termite diet. These insects eat the wood they infest. You wouldn't think a single tiny termite could do all that much damage, but when it is hundreds of thousands of them over long periods of time, they can plow through things like wall studs, floor joists, and support beams with ease. This is why termite control is not something you can neglect.
Why Termites Invade Your Home
As we said above, termites eat wood. In the forest, this is a very good thing because they help speed up decay in dead trees and plants, injecting vital nutrients back into the soil. However, your house is also made of dead wood, meaning termites can chow down on it just as easily as they can wood in the forest.
Typically, you wind up with a termite infestation for one of a couple of reasons. One of the most common reasons you could end up with termites is wood-to-ground contact. This means wood of some kind is touching both your house and the ground. Common examples would be tree branches touching your roof or mulch pressed up against your foundation.
Moisture is another common reason homeowners wind up with a termite problem. Termites are attracted to moisture, as most termite species need it inside their colonies. This means if you have water-damaged or rotting wood in your home, you are more likely to get termites. Easy access can also lead to termite infestation. If you have cracks in your foundation or exposed, untreated wood around your home, this is like rolling out the red carpet for termites.
Trust Midstate Termite & Pest Control For All Your Termite Needs
Middle Tennessee has a climate ripe for termites. They thrive in warm, moist conditions, and the Southeast has those in spades. This means you have to take measures to prevent termites and be vigilant for the signs of termites all year long. The earlier you detect a termite infestation, the easier and more affordable it will be to deal with it. Early detection also helps prevent the kind of severe damage caused by termites that go unchecked for years at a time.
To detect and treat termite infestations as soon as possible, you will need to look out for the following early signs:
- Hollow-sounding walls
- Pinholes in drywall
- Scratching sounds within the walls
- Mud tubes around your foundation
- Frass (termite droppings that resemble sawdust)
- Piles of long, white wings (signs of termite swarms)
If you start seeing these signs, it is vital to act fast. You will want to eradicate infestations at this stage, before you start seeing signs of significant damage, such as sagging ceilings or buckling floorboards.
Once you see signs like this, it is highly likely that severe damage is already done. The good news is if you look out for earlier signs, like the ones listed above, this can go a long way towards helping us catch and control your termite infestation as early as possible. So don't wait. Call Midstate Termite & Pest Control as soon as you suspect a termite issue.
Local, Family-Owned BusinessMidstate has been serving Cookeville, Crossville, and the surrounding areas since 1953. As a local, family-owned business, we are committed to serving our community with excellence.
Experienced TechniciansWith over 70 years of pest control experience, Midstate Termite & Pest Control is the best choice for all your pest control needs. Our friendly, knowledgeable technicians will take care of your pest problems.
Outstanding Customer ServiceWe pride ourselves on delivering outstanding customer service for every property we treat. We truly care about our customers. We'll treat you like family and provide you with peace of mind with our 100% guarantee.
Free Initial InspectionsWe offer free initial inspections and evaluations to determine your pest control problems and identify conducive conditions around your property. We use this information to create a customized treatment plan for your home. We’ll go over our findings and recommendations with you and answer any questions you have throughout the process. Our goal is to ensure that we provide 100% satisfaction in everything we do.
Thorough TreatmentThe initial treatment of your property is designed to stop any active pest problems around your house while also establishing the protection your home needs to stay pest-free in the future. We’ll treat both the interior and exterior of your house using methods and products that are safe for your home, family, and pets. We’ll also make recommendations about what you can do to avoid pest problems in the future.
Ongoing ProtectionFor ongoing pest protection, we recommend taking part in one of our recurring pest control programs. We will return to your home on a routine basis, focusing our treatments around the exterior of your house to stop pests from getting inside. With regular follow-up services, Midstate will keep your home pest-free for years to come.
At Midstate Termite & Pest Control, we've been protecting homes and satisfying customers since 1953. We offer 100% guaranteed service for Cookeville, Crossville, and the surrounding areas. If you're not satisfied, we're not satisfied. We'll do everything in our power to fix any problem you may encounter. That's exactly how we've done it for the last 70 years!
He always sweeps off the bugs above windows first which we appreciate. Also changes the lizard catchers in the garage after he goes around the house.- Mary Z.
We've been very happy with the service that Midstate has provided. Our technician, Ethan, is always punctual, courteous, professional, conscientious, helpful and extremely competent. Also he gives helpful suggestions and answers all of our questions.- Steve N.
Jacob always does an excellent job. Takes the time he needs to to make sure the customer is happy.- Cheryl H.
I appreciate it very much when service technicians take the time to explain what they are doing.- Darlene L.
He always greets us with kindness and checks to see how things are going and if there is a problem he always takes care of us. Thank you so much Jonathan for your hard work!- Christina R.
We have had great service from Midstate - our technician goes the extra step to ensure everything is done well and answers all of our questions.- Julie S.
Mike does an excellent job - always so friendly and courteous! Really appreciate his service!- Cheryl G.
Ben is wonderful so I ask for him to service my home. He goes beyond in taking care of my house and around. He’s very friendly and knowledgeable about bugs, insects, plants, animals and loves bats.- Sandi V.