Termites are pests you want to prevent if possible, so you should put a lot of effort into control so you don't have to deal with eliminating them from your home after they've done a lot of damage. Termites are such a problem that hiring a pest control company to set up a prevention program is an important part of home maintenance and protection. Here are three things to know about termite control.
1. The Termite Type Should Be Identified
Subterranean termites are common and widespread. These are the termites that live under the ground on your property or a neighbor's property. They need the moisture under the ground to survive, so they build mud tunnels to travel through if they need to come above the ground.
Formosan termites are the most aggressive type of subterranean termite since they are larger and they can do a lot of damage quicker. Drywood termites can also infest your home, but these aren't as common. They can move without mud tunnels, and they don't need a moist environment to survive.
Different types of termites have different requirements for living and different behaviors, so knowing the type you have helps the termite control professional set up the most effective treatment and prevention plan.
2. Termites Live In Large Colonies
It's important that you learn what a termite looks like and what the signs are of an infestation because if you see one termite, there are probably many more living in a colony nearby. If you see a swarm of termites in the spring, even if it's outside, call a termite control professional and let them know. The termites that do a lot of damage often live outside and come and go from your house, so even outdoor termites need to be eradicated.
A termite colony can be quite large, but it may be hidden underground so you won't know it's there. Drywood termites may even have more than one colony in your yard, so finding the colony is helpful, but it may not be necessary if your pest control company uses bait the workers carry back to the colony to wipe it out.
3. There Are A Few Ways To Control Termites
Bait is a common termite control method. This involves putting bait stations under the ground and then checking the stations regularly for signs of termite activity. If termites chew on the bait, the bait can then be switched with poison that the termites take back to the colony. Bait is used for the monitoring, prevention, and eradication of termites.
Your termite control professional might also use liquid termite treatments and pour them around the ground near your house. The liquid kills termites that come in contact with it. Termite treatments can also be provided by tenting your home and delivering the poison by gas. This eliminates the pests inside your home (but not the ones in your yard).
12 May 2022
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