Subterranean termites are small, destructive insects that feed on wood. Left untreated, they can reduce your home to sawdust.

Gman provides high-quality, environmentally-friendly termite control in Westchester County, Rockland County, Dutchess County, Orange County, Putnam County, Ulster County, and Southern Columbia County in New York.

Termite Control

Termite Swarm

Termites are small, highly social insects that feed on wood. They're also a homeowner's worst nightmare. Untreated, a termite colony can literally eat you out of house and home.

The termites that do the damage live in the soil and travel through mud shelter tubes, so they're not usually seen by homeowners. The ones that homeowners usually see are the "alates," or "swarmers," shown in the picture on the right, which are reproductive termites that are leaving the colony to start their own.

Unfortunately, by the time you see alates, that means the colony has doing damage for a long time, because only mature termite colonies produce swarmers.

No worries. G-Man pest control provides environmentally-friendly termite solutions throughout Dutchess County, Orange County, Putnam County, and Columbia County in New York. We also offer a Limited Lifetime Renewable Termite guarantee. That's right -- lifetime.Our warranty is the best in the industry. We'll also beat most written estimates for Termite control and give a longer guarantee, because we buy factory direct and pass the savings on to you.

Your house is the biggest investment most people will ever make. Termites will turn your house into an all-you-can-eat buffet. Call us now and we will take your home off the dinner menu.

Frequently Asked Questions About Termites

  • What are termites?

  • Termites are wood-destroying insects. Their presence dates back to the dinosaurs. While they play an important role in nature, experts estimate they cause $5 billion of property damage each year.

  • Are there different kinds of termites?

  • Yes, the three major kinds of termites in the United States are dampwood, drywood and subterranean. Dampwood termites commonly live in heavily forested areas of the country as they prefer wet wood; while, drywood termites, much more rare in the United States, prefer extremely dry wood. Subterranean termites require moist environments, live mainly in the soil and are the most destructive species.

  • How do you recognize termites?

  • Depending on your geographical location, termite swarms should be visible in the early spring. Termite swarms can be confused with flying ants. Termites shed wings, often leaving files of wings; ants don't shed wings. Telltale signs of termite infestation include soft wood in the home, mud tubes in the interior or exterior of your home (often near the foundation), and darkening or blistering of wood structures.

  • What is the biology of a termite?

  • Termites are social insects that live in colonies. Each termite has a specific role in the colony. The queen lays the eggs - possibly several thousand each day in some kinds of termites. Workers termites are the only ones that cause damage to wood - their job is to gather food and enlarge the colony. Soldiers have huge heads and long jaws they use to protect the colony from enemies. The termites that you may see are the winged reproductives that swarm in early spring.

  • How much damage do termites cause?

  • It is often said that there are two kinds of homes: those that have had termites and those that will get them. Termites work 24 hours/7 days a week at damaging the wood in and around a structure. And, while they cause $5 billion in damage each year, there is no reason to think that termites cannot be controlled.

  • When does a homeowner see termites?

  • Termites swarm in the early spring, depending on their geographical location.

  • What can a homeowner do to prevent termites?

  • The most important thing is to remove the conducive conditions termites need to survive. Termites love moisture; avoid moisture accumulation around the foundation of your home. Divert water away with properly functioning downspouts, gutters and splash blocks. Reduce humidity in crawl spaces with proper ventilation. Prevent shrubs, vines and other vegetation from growing over and covering vents. Be sure to remove old form boards, grade stakes, etc., left in place after the building was constructed. Remove old tree stumps and roots around and beneath the building. Most importantly, eliminate any wood contact with the soil. An 18-inch gap between the soil and wood portions of the building is ideal. It doesn't hurt to routinely inspect the foundation of your home for signs of termite damage.

  • Does homeowner's insurance cover termite damage?

  • Homeowner's insurance typically does not cover termite damage.

  • How difficult are termites to treat?

  • Termites are nearly impossible for homeowners to treat on their own. On the other hand, pest control professionals have the training, expertise and technology to eliminate termite infestations.

  • Why should someone hire a professional instead of attempting to control their pest problems by themselves?

  • Just as you wouldn't prescribe medicine for yourself or drill your own cavities - you shouldn't attempt to control termites - or other pests -- on your own. The products, equipment and expertise offered by a Pest Management Professional far surpasses what a homeowner could do on his own. The cost of professional protection is well worth the investment.

  • Is it true that termites are only a problem in southeastern states?

  • Termites are a problem in homes from New England to Florida, throughout the Midwest and to California. All states except Alaska have some degree of termite pressure. Having your home preventatively treated with the Advance Termite Bait System is a sound decision to protect your largest investment.

 

Advance Termite Bait System

Advance Termite Bait System

Why choose the Advance Termite Bait System?

Fast long term control, continuous protection.

Entire colony is eliminated compared to liquid applications where only part of the colony is eliminated.

Less invasive to the home. The stations are installed outside the home with no landscape disruption or invasive drilling to your foundation.

Low impact on the environment, family, and pets as the bait is locked away in a secure station.

A sturdy bait station to minimize tampering and damage from lawnmowers, pets, and children.

The latest advancement in termite bait technology features a dual stage process that has a low disturbance designed to mimic the termites natural feeding behavior leading to enhanced colony elimination.

Advance Termite Bait System Illustration

 

Call us for information on our inspection estimates and evaluations for termite control.

Service Area. G-Man Pest Control provides termite and pest extermination services in:

Westchester County NY: (Amawalk (10501), (Ardsley (10502), Ardsley on Hudson (10503), Armonk (10504), Baldwin Place (10505), Banksville (10506), Bedford (10506), Bedford Corners (10549), Bedford Hills (10507), Bedford Village (10506), Briarcliff Manor (10510), Bronxville (10708), Buchanan (10511), Centuck (10710), Chappaqua (10514), Chauncey (10502), Cortlandt Manor (10567), Cortlandt Mnr (10567), Crompond (10517), Cross River (10518), Croton Falls (10519), Croton Hudson (10520, 10521), Crotonville (10562), Crugers (10521), Dobbs Ferry (10522), East Irvington (10533), East View (10595), East White Plains (10604), Eastchester (10707, 10709), Edgemont (10583), Elmsford (10523), Fleetwood (10552), Gedney (10605), Goldens Bridge (10526), Granite Springs (10527), Greenburgh (10607), Harrison (10528), Hartsdale (10530), Hastings on Hudson (10706), Hawthorne (10532), Heathcote (10583), Irvington (10533), Jefferson Valley (10535), Katonah (10536), Kitchawan (10562), Lake Katonah (10536), Lake Kitchawan (10590), Lake Mohegan (10547), Larchmont (10538), Lewisboro (10590), Lincolndale (10540), Mamaroneck (10543), Maryknoll (10545), Millwood (10546), Mohegan Lake (10547), Montrose (10548), Mount Kisco (10549), Mount Vernon (10550, 10551, 10552, 10553), New Rochelle (10801, 10802, 10803, 10804, 10805), North Castle (10504), North Salem (10560), North Tarrytown (10591), North White Plains (10603), Ossining (10562), Peekskill (10566), Pelham Manor (10803), Philipse Manor (10591), Pleasantville (10570, 10571, 10572), Pocantico Hills (10591), Port Chester Portchester (10573), Pound Ridge (10576), Purchase (10577), Purdy Station (10578), Purdys (10578), Readers Digest (10571, 10572), Rye (10580), Rye Brook (10573), Scarborough (10510), Scarsdale (10583), Scarsdale Park (10583), Scotts Corners (10576), Shenorock (10587), Shrub Oak (10588), Sleepy Hollow (10591), Somers (10589), South Salem (10590), Tarrytown (10591), Thornwood (10594), Tuckahoe (10707), Valhalla (10595), Verplanck (10596), Waccabuc (10597), West Harrison (10604), White Plains (10601, 10602, 10603, 10604, 10605, 10606, 10607, 10610), Wykagyl (10804), Yonkers (10701, 10702, 10703, 10704, 10705, 10706, 10707, 10708, 10709, 10710), Yorktown (10598), Yorktown Heights (10598)

Dutchess County NY: Amenia (12501), Annandale on Hudson (12504), Bangall (12506), Barrytown (12507), Beacon (12508), Billings (12510), Castle Point (12511), Chelsea (12512), Clinton Corners (12514), Dover Plains (12522), Fishkill (12524), Glenham (12527), Holmes (12531), Hopewell Junction (12533), Hughsonville (12537), Hyde Park (12538), Lagrangeville (12540), Millbrook (12545), Millerton (12546), Pawling (12564), Pine Plains (12567), Pleasant Valley (12569), Poughkeepsie (12601, 12602, 12603, 12604), Poughquag (12570), Red Hook (12571), Rhinebeck (12572), Rhinecliff (12574), Salt Point (12578), Staatsburg (12580), Stanfordville (12581), Stormville (12582), Tivoli (12583), Verbank (12585), Wappingers Falls (12590), Wassaic (12592), Wingdale (12594).

Orange County NY: Cornwall on Hudson (12520), Cornwall (12518), Mountainville (10953), New Windsor (12553), Newburgh (12550, 12551, 12552, 12555), Salisbury Mills (12577), Vails Gate (12584), Walden (12586), West Point (10996, 10997).

Rockland County NY: Airmont(10901, 10952), Bardonia (10954), Bear Mountain (10911), Blauvelt (10913), Central Nyack (10960), Chestnut Ridge (10952, 10965, 10977), Clarkstown (10956), Congers (10920), Garnerville (10923), Grandview on Hudson (10960), Grassy Point (10980), Haverstraw (10927), Hillburn (10931), Monsey (10952), Montebello (10901), Mount Ivy (10970), Nanuet (10954), New City (10956), New Hempstead (10977), New Square (10977), Nyack (10960), Orangeburg (10962), Palisades (10964), Pearl River (10965), Piermont (10968), Pomona (10970), Sloatsburg (10974), South Nyack (10960), Sparkill (10976), Spring Valley (10977), Stony Point (10980), Suffern (10901, 10952), Tallman (10982), Tappan (10983), Thiells (10984), Tomkins Cove (10986), Upper Grandview (10960), Upper Nyack (10960), Valley Cottage (10989), Wesley Hills (10952, 10977), West Haverstraw (10993), West Nyack (10994)

Ulster County NY: Accord (12404), Bearsville (12409), Bloomington (12411), Boiceville (12412), Clintondale (12515), Connelly (12417), Cottekill (12419), Esopus (12429), Gardiner (12525), Glasco (12432), Glenford (12433), High Falls (12440), Highland (12528), Hurley (12443), Kerhonkson (12446), Kingston (12401, 12402), Lake Hill (12448), Lake Katrine (12449), Malden on Hudson (12453), Marlboro (12542), Milton (12547), Modena (12548), Mount Marion (12456), New Paltz (12561), Olivebridge (12461), Plattekill (12568), Port Ewen (12466), Rifton (12471), Rosendale (12472), Ruby (12475), Saugerties (12477), Shokan (12481), Stone Ridge (12484), Tillson (12486), Ulster Park (12487), Wallkill (12589), Wawarsing (12489), West Camp (12490), West Hurley (12491), West Park (12493), West Shokan (12494), Willow (12495), Woodstock (12498).

Putnam County NY: Brewster (10509), Carmel (10512), Cold Spring (10516), Garrison (10524), Mahopac (10541), Patterson (12563).

Columbia County NY: Elizaville (12523), Germantown (12526), Livingston (12541).

Bronx New York City NYC Central Bronx (10453, 10457, 10460), Bronx Park and Fordham (10458, 10467, 10468), High Bridge and Morrisania (10451, 10452, 10456), Hunts Point and Mott Haven (10454, 10455, 10459, 10474),Kingsbridge and Riverdale (10463, 10471),Northeast Bronx (10466, 10469, 10470, 10475),Southeast Bronx (10461, 10462,10464, 10465, 10472, 10473)

Brooklyn NY Central Brooklyn (11212, 11213, 11216, 11233, 11238), Southwest Brooklyn (11209, 11214, 11228), Borough Park (11204, 11218, 11219, 11230), Canarsie and Flatlands (11234, 11236, 11239), Southern Brooklyn (11223, 11224, 11229, 11235), Northwest Brooklyn (11201, 11205, 11215, 11217, 11231), Flatbush (11203, 11210, 11225, 11226), East New York and New Lots (11207, 11208), Greenpoint (11211, 11222) Sunset Park (11220, 11232) Bushwick and Williamsburg (11206, 11221, 11237)

Manhattan NY Central Harlem (10026, 10027, 10030, 10037, 10039), Chelsea and Clinton (10001, 10011, 10018, 10019, 10020, 10036), East Harlem (10029, 10035), Gramercy Park and Murray Hill (10010, 10016, 10017, 10022), Greenwich Village and Soho (10012, 10013, 10014), Lower Manhattan (10004, 10005, 10006, 10007, 10038, 10280), Lower East Side (10002, 10003, 10009), Upper East Side (10021, 10028, 10044, 10128), Upper West Side (10023, 10024, 10025), Inwood and Washington Heights (10031, 10032, 10033, 10034, 10040)