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5 Star Pest Solutions

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The Lives of Termites


Termites are one of the most destructive pests in the world. They chew intricate tunnels into wood and feed the cellulose to the rest of their colony, never stopping to rest. Depending on the species, termites are anywhere from ¼ of an inch to ½ an inch long. Each colony’s population descends from the same queen, who lays up to 30,000 eggs a day. Since she has a lifespan of about 25 years, a termite queen can create a colony that numbers in the millions if left untreated.


Speaking of which, there are three classes of termites in each colony. The smallest caste is made of swarmers, who have wings and are the only termites that can reproduce. They search for their own nesting sites once they complete their last molt and become adults. The next termite class is the soldiers that are responsible for protecting the colony by using their strong mandibles to fight off invaders. Finally, the largest termite caste is definitely the workers. This group has all kinds of duties, including crafting the tunnels, feeding the young, and cleaning the nest.


Termites are nothing if not protective. They keep their numbers safely hidden in their tunnels and underground, where the colony has constant access to food. This is why termite infestations seem so overwhelming: the pests would happily live out of our sight forever if they could!

Common Signs of a Termite Infestation

It is essential for homeowners to keep an eye out for any new termite issues. After all, termite damage is rarely covered by homeowner’s insurance and can cost you thousands of dollars in repairs. An easy way to stay one step ahead of these pests is to know the typical signs of a termite infestation.


The most common signs of a termite invasion include:


  • Tiny holes in wood

  • Discarded wings

  • Mud tubes (strips of caked-on dirt) on the exterior

  • Hollow-sounding wood

  • Discolored or peeling paint on a wall

  • Patterns in exposed wood, like a maze or honeycombs

  • Buckling or squeaking floorboards

  • Light-colored droppings (frass) near wood

  • Any live or dead termites

If you see any of these signs, it’s time to call in the professionals. The longer that termites go untreated, the more damage they will deal to your home. 5 Star Pest Solutions is always prepared to solve termite issues as efficiently as possible

5 Star Sentricon-Certified

Gone are the days of relying on giant tents and trenches to eliminate termites from a home. The 21st century is a time of efficiency and productivity, and the Sentricon® system achieves both of these with its targeted treatments. This environmentally-responsible system is effective in all seasons and eliminates termites that burrow in any type of soil. 


The Sentricon® stations look like open tubes with green discs on the top that serve as markers in the soil. The stations are buried, so the bait is contained in the lower sections until some hungry termites fish it out and share it with their colony. At 5 Star, our technicians are fully trained and certified in utilizing the Sentricon® system. We have firsthand experience in keeping local homes termite-free with bait that these pests cannot resist. 


The Sentricon® system is the ideal treatment because it is:


  • Mess-free

  • Safe for people, pets, and plants

  • Nondestructive

  • Effective in prevention and elimination

  • A standalone treatment 

  • Completely hassle-free 


Termites are best handled by knowledgeable professionals with the right tools. When you choose 5 Star, you can rest assured that you will only receive the best in termite control.

Our In-Depth Termite Services

Since our technicians are trained on all things termites – where they live, how they feed, what they do — we will tackle your termite issues with the utmost efficiency. The specific ways that we utilize Sentricon® depend on the current state of your termite problem. To prevent termites, we place bait stations around the home to lure future termites away from the house. For current infestations, our team applies liquid treatment to the affected walls in addition to introducing the Sentricon® bait stations.


It may take some time for all of the termites to receive the deadly bait, but we are there to help you every step of the way. Once the Sentricon® system is installed, we make return visits to inspect the bait stations and check on the progress. Our experienced team will also complete a careful inspection each time to see if there is any new damage or termite activity that needs addressing. We work with the natural tendencies of termites in order to defeat them, such as following their straight tunnels and finding the main nest. 


Between the effectiveness of the Sentricon® bait system and our team’s extensive training, it is easy to see why 5 Star Pest Solutions is a trusted name in termite control. Contact us today to schedule your first service and say goodbye to your termite worries!


Every pest issue requires different treatment methods and materials, but our experienced team members can handle it all! 5 Star technicians are specialists in large-scale infestations. We offer full-service termite control with heat treatments, as well as wildlife management for invasive critters. As for pesky bed bugs, we provide full inspections, heat treatments for the whole house, and a 2 week follow-up with a 30 day guarantee. Between our lasting solutions and our efficient services, it is easy to see why 5 Star Pest Solutions is the most reliable tam around!


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