Pest Control Services

Termite Services

Termites are a very destructive pest and can wreak havoc on your home or business structures. The Boston area is no stranger to termite problems. The eastern subterranean termite, pictured to the right, is creamy in color. Customers will refer to termites they see (in broken wood or mud tubes) as looking like rice. Termites do not need any pigmentation because they live underground. They eat and digest wood with the aid of single cell protozoa in their digestive tracts. A termite colony may number from 250,000 to several million. Termites are relentless in their search for food sources because they lack the ability to understand if they face an abundance or shortage of food. So the workers in the colony are constantly actively searching for new food sources. In a residential environment, it may simply be a new part of the same home.

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Termite Problem? We Can Help!

Termites are the single largest destroyer of wood property. They account for $5 billion in property damage each year. More damage to property each year than fire, flood and other damage combined. A Termite problem and termite damage is not covered by homeowner’s insurance policies. We offer effective and environmentally friendly methods to deal with termites and other wood destroying organisms.

Protect Against Termites

The most common alert termites are present is the interior swarm. This is an often massive invasion of gracefully flying termites called swarmers. These swarmers are coming out of a colony to set up entirely new colonies. Their goal is to survive the flight and avoid predators like birds. Then they will find a mate and a sunny patch of soil to procreate and burrow into the soil to set up a new colony.

These swarmers are black, since they are the only termites that will be intentionally exposed to sunlight. They have a pair of equally long wings. They resemble ants, but differ in some important ways. If you examine a termite, you will see a thick waist, where an ant has a pinched waist. In addition, the termite will have antennae that resemble balls or beads strung together, where the ant will have joints in its antennae resembling a stick with straight sections and elbows.

Click here for a slide show we made about installing termite stations.

Our Termite Solutions Include:

  • Termite Liquid

  • Termite Bait Systems

  • The Sentricon System

    The Sentricon® System is scientifically designed to eliminate entire subterranean termite colonies — including the queens. Never had a termite problem? We can help you keep it that way.

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Norwood, MA
I have been using Greenhow for about 8 months now. Haven't seen a carpenter ants or mouse since! Great friendly service, highly recommended if you're have any pest problems.
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Belmont, MA
We have been using Greenhow for several Years. They provide excellent service and are always very responsive.
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Weston, MA
Dennis was great! He was very thorough and spent time explaining where the moths lay their eggs and what they eat so we can help with prevention in between visits. He also spent a lot of time cleaned the bottom of our closets to get rid of lint, etc. Can I request Denis as our technician in the future??
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