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Press Release – PHOENIX, Ari., June, 2015- A local Mesa termite removal company is seeing a spike in termite activity throughout the eastern Arizona valley after wet weather conditions continue. Since the rainfall began last week, Tony Kaufman of Varsity Termite and Pest Control has seen a rise in homeowners experiencing winged termites known as the Desert subterranean termite.
The Desert subterranean termite is one of the most common subterranean termites found in Arizona. These termite swarmers are typically found living in desert plants including dead cactus, but can also severely affect utility poles, or buildings and other timber structures.
The desert termites are most often active during night in the rainy seasons, from July to September, and even more active during rainfall. The dry dirt in the Valley becomes a moist soil playground for these small termites. Termites create small cells within the soil to develop a new colony.
A colony of termites can grow as large as 300,000 termites, including various smaller colonies that often abandon themselves to form separate colonies.
Indications of a termite infestation can be easily spotted. “The most common indication of termite colonies during rainfall is the mud tubes found within wet soil or shaded areas”, says Tony Kaufman. These mud tubes are shelters created by the worker termites that allow them to gain easier access to a timber food source.
The termite removal and treatment team at Varsity has received numerous calls from residents all over the valley noticing these small winged termites, and mud tubes along the outdoor perimeter of the home.
A representative of Varsity Termite and Pest Control stated, “The professionals in our company know the indications of termites and thoroughly search the property for signs of various colonies; searched for termite excrement, wings, damage to structural areas, and investigating for mud tubes. We are well-trained technicians who know to discontinue an inspection and initiate controlled treatment measures before the colony continues to spread within the wet soil to reproduce.”
Varsity Termite and Pest Control was built on the belief that professional working values matching with complete customer satisfaction builds a lasting business based on happy customers and awesome referrals. As a family owned and operating company with over 21 years of experience within the pest control industry, our honest and reliable service has given homeowners in Arizona a company they can trust with their most important assets, their homes and their families’ protection from termites, scorpions, and many other common AZ pests.
If you’ve noticed any of these termite infestation indications, call Varsity for a free termite inspection from our professional Mesa termite exterminators. You’ll also receive a coupon for $100 termite treatment and removal services.
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Guy that came out for my termite problem was very knowledgeable, explained everything thoroughly and did a great job. Would definitely recommend them to others for termite control in the Mesa area.-Terry J. in Mesa, AZ
5 star workmanship and customer service. I haven’t had termites in years since first calling Varsity for my termite inspection and treatment. Their termite prevention package has made my life worry free!-Elizabeth L. in Gilbert, AZ
Tony called me within 5 minutes of my hitting the submit button for a scorpion quote. I never heard from the other two competitors. The job was done the next day and he even directed me to the $100 discount coupon. The scorpions are gone and my kids are safe again. I will be calling Varsity again and telling my friends about them.-Britney R. in Chandler, AZ
Great experience.-Monica S. in Mesa, AZ
I wanted a family owned business and got one, I was very pleased everyone was so pleasant and friendly. I plan on signing up for more service.-Theresa C. in Mesa, AZ
Tony was great and worked with my hectic schedule. So far I haven’t seen any creepy crawlers!-Kayla D. in Queen Creek, AZ
Varsity responded quickly and took care of the problem. I now have them set up to come once a month at a reasonable price. There were lots of dead bugs, including scorpions, which showed me that their treatments are very effective.-Jodi M. in Gilbert, AZ
Arrived on time, high quality, quick, and efficient work done by them. Very customer friendly, professional, and very honest and informative. Price was great. I would recommend them to anyone.-Sarah R. in Apache Junction, AZ
Called back within minutes of my request , set up an inspection asap, price was fair, showed up right on time did the work even having to move some shelving I failed to have ready, also moved them back when done. Work was done as said and cleaned up everything when done, the individual doing the work was prompt, professional and very courteous. I highly recommend Varsity and as I am entering into flipping houses they will be the Pest Control people on my team.-ST. in Apache Junction, AZ
He is very straight forward, very honest, very business like. He really tries to make the customer happy.-Frank B.
I wanted to let you know that yesterday’s service with Robert and Jared was better than expected! They were obviously well-trained and knew their jobs very well. The work was quick, efficient and thorough with virtually no disruption to my day. Your inspection of my property and their treatment was top notch and I look forward to referring Varsity to all who are looking for professional and trustworthy service.-Judy R.