Something To Know About Termite Control

A house or any other structure that has pest infestation problems need immediate help to be able to prevent more damage from taking place. Working with professional pest control might just be the solution that you need for this problem and according to experts, people are spending more or less 2 billion dollars annually to be able to prevent and control this problem. On the other hand, there are steps that homeowners can take to be able to do termite control and stop the threat.

Fact is, there are 3 different insect groups that invade the US and these groups are dry wood, Formosan and subterranean. Out of these 3 types of bugs, it’s actually the subterranean termites that are the most common. This type of bug eats cellulose which is present mostly in woods. Truth is, performing termite inspection and identifying such insects is very easy by seeing the droppings they leave behind, damage created as well as the swarmers that appeared. These swarmers have wings before they shed them to begin their own colonies but they’re not eating wood and can be removed by simply vacuuming them. Oftentimes, the first sign of pest infestation is seeing swarmers in your property.

Before anyone notices the damage on wood and termite’s presence, it is possible for them to infest a property and feed on wood for years. Such creatures are usually hiding inside insulation, under floor coverings and behind walls. Basically, it is possible as well to see the damage on visible wood like baseboards and trims. Normally, the bugs are feeding on layers of wood behind exposed surface, leaving outer surfaces to be intact. And as for surfaces that appear to be rippled and sunken, it can be a sign that these creatures are starting to make tunnels underneath.

A good and effective termite treatment that can be done is by installing a bait station that has slow acting poison that could be very effective to regulate the pest’s population. What the workers will do is go to these bait stations, eat the poison and will take back the poison to their colonies for the rest to eat. Eventually, multiple generations of colony will die and even though this process is going to take some time, it is an effective approach in getting rid of them.

However, for situations where there’s large colony or severe damage, some homeowners and property owners want faster results and it is for this why they call professional exterminator who is using powerful and special insecticides. With their service, you can be sure that there’s an almost immediate result of their work.

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