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Something To Know About Termite Control

A house or any other structure that is dealing with pest infestation need help fast in order to prevent more damage from taking place. Getting professional pest control might be one option for this problem and according to statistics, it suggests that consumers are spending more than 2 billion dollars every year to be able to prevent and control this problem. On the other hand, homeowners may take some steps to do termite control to stop the threat.

Whether you believe it or not, there are 3 different groups of insects that invade the US and these are dry wood, Formosan and subterranean. It is actually the subterranean termites that are the most common out of these 3 types of bugs. This type of bug eats cellulose which is present mostly in woods. Believe it or not, by seeing the droppings they leave behind, damage created as well as the swarmers that appeared, you can identify such insects after performing termite inspection. These swarmers have wings before they shed and start their own colonies but, they aren’t eating woods and can be easily removed by vacuuming them. Most of the time, after seeing swarmers in your property, it serves as the first sign of pest infestation.

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. It is even possible to see the damage on visible wood like baseboards and trims. Apart from that, the bugs can feed on layers of wood behind exposed surface, which then leave the 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. As time pass by, multiple generations of their colony will die and even though this will take some time before seeing actual results, it is still an effective approach to eliminate them.

On the other hand, some homeowners and property owners want to see faster results for situations wherein there’s large colonies or severe damage and for this, they are calling a professional exterminator who then uses powerful and special insecticide. With their service, you can be sure that there’s an almost immediate result of their work.