Eco-Friendly Bait Stations
We are an Authorized Operator of the Sentricon® System in which we place monitoring stations outside the home and use termite baits to eliminate the termites once they enter the stations.
We used to offer two types of termite treatments — Sentricon and Termidor. Termidor® termiticide/insecticide is a professional termite defense product effective on native subterranean termites, Formosan termites, and drywood termites. Due to our dedication to going green, we’ve made the executive decision to discontinue our Termidor treatment option. Although effective, Termidor uses strong chemicals that can be harmful to plants and animals. Sentricon is just as effective and is considered more environmentally friendly than most conventional methods.
Termite Real Estate Inspections
Gunter provides a sense of security whether you are buying or selling your home. Our inspectors have been with us for over 25 years providing unmatched knowledge and service. Getting an inspection can help prevent termites before they infest and cause that dreaded termite structural and costly damage. You need to know if you have a termite problem.
Why do so many realtors and buyers choose Gunter to perform this important service?
- We have five experienced inspectors. This ensures that we have the flexibility to book your appointment when you request it.
- All of our inspectors are certified, which is the highest level of training in the Pest Control Industry. As of 2006, both Kansas and Missouri have state laws that require the termite inspector to be certified. Gone are the days when Home Inspectors or anyone else can perform termite real estate inspections who do not have their Certified Applicators License. All Gunter Inspectors have over 12 years of experience and have performed thousands of inspections.
- We issue a 120-day inspection warranty to buyers of homes that have no active signs of termites on the day of inspection.
- We give a discount coupon to the buyer for general extermination in their new home.
- As a courtesy to buyers, we provide information regarding evidence of general insects and rodents.
What To Expect The Day of Your Treatment
- Our termite exterminators will install Sentricon bait stations throughout the soil areas in your yard(s).
- Every year, we will come back to inspect and re-bait each station as needed. We will make a note of any station that received any termite activity. If no activity was present, we will note this.
- As long as you continue to pay the monthly auto charge, you will be protected by our termite stations.
- If you ever want to stop your termite service with us, we would hate to lose you as a customer, but we will simply schedule a time to come to your home and pull the stations.
Subterranean termites build fascinating and distinctive tunnels, often referred to as “mud tubes.”
These bugs then manage to reach food sources while still protecting themselves from any open
air. They use their scissor-like jaws and these termites eat wood 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Like other termite species, subterranean termites also feed on products containing cellulose. Subterranean termites love to have parties and swarm in the spring when groups of reproductive termites, looking for love, go off to start new colonies.
Subterranean termites live in underground colonies with as many as two million members. They are also found in moist, secluded areas aboveground.
Subterranean termites are by far the most destructive termite species. The hard, saw-toothed jaws of termites work like shears and are able to bite off extremely small fragments of wood, one piece at a time. Over time, they can collapse a building entirely, meaning possible financial ruin for a homeowner. You also need to be on the lookout for drywood termites and large termite colonies. If you suspect a termite infestation, contact a Gunter pest exterminator about a subterranean termite treatment.
Other types of termites that people don’t always know or think about are flying termites, dampwood termites, and worker termites. Our termite pest control takes care of all of the above.
We provide local and trusted termite pest control in the Kansas City, St. Joseph, Missouri, and Lawrence, Kansas areas. If you want affordable termite treatment, call us today for an appointment.