There are only two principal species of termite in Washington state. Dampwood termites, as the name implies, live in saturated wood and cannot survive in dry wood. Pacific Coast subterranean termites live in underground colonies that can span over an acre.

Dampwood Termites

Dampwood termites are generally considered pests secondary to water intrusion and decay. Treatment consists of performing repairs to eliminate the water. Termiticide treatment is not recommended.

Subterranean Termites

Pacific coast subterranean termites live in widely dispersed colonies that extend like root filaments through the soil. Workers build mud tubes over surfaces to access cellulose (wood and wood products like paper). They can cause structural damage to your home but also damage books, stored papers, and furniture. These termites avoid daylight and can cause severe damage if they go undetected.

Removing Termites from Your Home


Every service we provide begins with an inspection. Inspection allows us to accurately identify your pest, determine the scope of the infestation, and prescribe an appropriate treatment program. It also allows us to become familiar with how your home was built. Different materials and construction techniques require different treatment techniques.


Your technician will recommend treatment options and will submit a written report with observations and recommendations that will help prevent future infestations and guide you on steps to get the best performance from your service.


Most structures are only ever treated once. Applications are typically made to the soil to create a perimeter to intercept termites as they move between the soil and your home. Termites spread the treatment throughout the colony until it collapses. Applications can remain effective for more than ten years should be inspected regularly to ensure that gardening and other changes on the property haven’t breached the application.


We will monitor performance whether you choose to address the immediate infestation or opt for our inclusive Flagship pest prevention to confirm that the program is effective. Termite treatments are warranted for three years. After that the warranty is extended annually when you subscribe to the Flagship maintenance program.


Flagship maintenance targets common pests preventively on a three-month cycle. After the initial inspection and service, maintenance services run $110.00. Spring, summer, and fall preventive applications are made to the exterior foundation, eaves, door, and window casings. Winter service includes a borate dust application if your home has a crawlspace under it. Your technician will install locked bait boxes against the foundation for rodent management.

Coverage includes spiders, ants, sowbugs, earwigs, millipedes, rodents, wasps, fleas, and carpenter ants (after the initial year).

Your technician will report observations of conditions contributing to pest activity on an ongoing basis, with a complete inspection and written report every three years.

We will perform rodent trapping and wildlife removal at significant discounts.

Free pest consultations are included.