Termite Control & Treatments

Proven Methods for Home Protection from Termites

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Protection from Termite Infestations


Dixie specializes in protecting your home or business from termites by providing top quality treatments and inspection services at affordable costs. We rely on proven techniques and the latest in effective, targeted treatments to protect your home from termites. We specialize in exterminating current termite infestations and providing preventative treatments to protect your home for years to come. We guarantee our service and provide renewable termite damage coverage.

Termite Baiting Treatment with Sentricon


The Sentricon System is the most successful termite baiting system and has been proven to eliminate termite colonies. It uses an active ingredient in a cellulose matrix that termites feed on. The termite bait stations are placed evenly in-ground around your property. Termites may be active around your home and the even distribution of the stations provides targets to attract them to. Termites feed on the bait and share it with the other termites until the colony gradually exterminates.

There are benefits for the Sentricon stations being placed around the home versus traditional liquid treatments. There is no need to drill concrete foundations or apply a liquid termiticide. This would only be necessary if you have an active infestation and drilling is required to reach the termites under a slab.

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Initial Termite Inspection


At the initial termite service, a Dixie Termite Technician performs a complete inspection to identify trouble spots and gauge the extent of the issue. After inspecting the technician will put together a customized treatment plan for your property.

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Liquid Termite Treatments with Termidor


Termidor is a non-repellant liquid termiticide and termites cannot detect it. Termidor eliminates termites when they ingest the treated soil around the property. Whenever a termite ingests or touches Termidor, it can transfer Termidor to other termites it contacts. These termites, in turn, can become spreaders, behaving normally while they transfer Termidor to other termites, they contact—and so on within the colony. Because Termidor is slow-acting, it gives individual termites time to transfer it to others in the population. This unique, spiraling process is called the Transfer Effect, and it can successfully exterminate a colony to protect your home.

With a liquid termite treatment a barrier is created in the soil directly next to the foundation. A treatment zone about 6 inches wide and 6 inches to 1 foot deep is treated and continuous all the way around the home's foundation. Termidor bonds to the soil so when termites begin to make their way towards your home, they cross through this soil without even knowing the difference. This allows for the termiticide to spread and exterminate the colony.

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Termite Control Tips for Outside & Inside Your Home


Outside

Try to keep shrubs, and other landscaping trimmed and at least 2 feet from the foundation.

Keep wooden fences, planter boxes, and other wood items at least 2 feet from the house.

Do not stack firewood and scrap lumber next to the building. If you keep firewood during the winter, then keep it raised off of the ground.

Do not let stucco or siding continue to the ground so the concrete foundation exposed. Termites can get behind stucco or siding and the exposed foundation allows an inspector to find the problem.

Inside

Keep crawl spaces and basements clear of wood debris.

Maintain good ventilation to prevent excess moisture.

Cover at least 90% of the soil in the crawl spaces with plastic poly.

Termite Control for Marietta & Metro Atlanta


Dixie Exterminators is based in Marietta, Georgia and provides termite control to the metro Atlanta area. The cities we service for termite control include Acworth, Alpharetta, Atlanta, Austell, Canton, Cumming, Dallas, Dunwoody, Hiram, Holly Springs, Johns Creek, Kennesaw, Mableton, Marietta, Powder Springs, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, Vinings, and Woodstock.

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Contact Us for Termite Control & Inspection Services

Give us a call to schedule a termite inspection and receive a quote for services.

770.424.1300