Termites are Dangerous! Deal With Them Before They Destroy You

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Do you suspect you have termites or seen any signs of termites in your house? If so, you seriously need to consider pest extermination services as these vermins pose a great threat to the stability and integrity of your house. Termites can cause irreversible damage by eating up structures that support your house, without even knowing. They chew almost anything from wood, carpets, cloth, paper to other cellulosic materials. In the United States, termites damage about 600,000 homes each year, and the cost of damage is estimated to be between $1 billion to $2 billion in an average year.

How to spot termite infestation
Typically, spring is the season termites are rampant as swamers surface to set new colonies. But how do you know these tiny devils have come to raid your home? Most often, termites are found in wooden structures where they feast wood, creating pathways and channels along the way. You need to watch out for signs such as tiny wood pellets, damage wood, broken mud particles, mud tubes and piles of wings. If you observe some of these signs then that’s a clear indication that you have termite infestation that needs urgent attention. In case you are not sure how to go about inspecting the presence of termite, it’s important that you consult a pest control company to handle the work.

A professional exterminator will conduct a thorough inspection and assess the condition in your house, and deploy appropriate treatment. While there are several treatment options for termites, these are the three main approaches used to effectively get rid of termites.

Soil Treatment
This is the most common treatment option for termites where a barrier is created around the house using termiticides. To do this, you first have to dig a trench and the exposed soil is mixed with a liquid pesticide, after which the trench then covered up. Soil treatment is an effective termite control option that not only kills termites beneath the ground, but also blocks all possible gateway of termite entry. However, note that not all termiticides can be used for barrier treatments, only those that have been labeled specifically for that application.

Wood Treatment
There is a range of treatment options to help exterminate both drywood termites as well as subterranean termites that have infested wooden structures in your house. You can either choose to remove the infested wood or use a direct wood treatment. Wood treatments include borate treated wood, injected sprays and surface sprays. Although these treatments will help control and prevent further infestation, it’s important to know that they are applied differently. For instance, surface spray treatment is often applied on wood structures during construction while injection sprays are used after the construction is complete.

Bait Treatment Control
This is an effective method of termite control where is detects pest before they lead to massive damage. It is made up of paper, cardboard, and other termites edibles. This method works by feeding the termites with treated food which slowly kills them as they continue to share the bait with other termites. Baits can be placed in different locations where you suspect there might termites and they function much better than barrier treatments.

Lastly, no single termite treatment option can assure a free termite surrounding. For effective termite control approach, you may need to deploy a combination of these methods, wood treatment, barrier treatment and baiting system.