pest control

Termites do not come out. They like dark, damp and protected environments, which is why it's so hard to find them - until it's too late. That's why annual termite diagnoses are so important. There is no substitute for complete termite inspections by a qualified and experienced specialist.

How Do Termite Treatments Work?

Termites are wood-eating insects that attack the woody parts of buildings such as beams, framing or window frames. These pests can cause considerable problems prompting significant structural damage and affect the property’s stability. Pest Control experts must be hired routinely to perform inspections if an infestation is present.

How does it work?

A termite or ant control technician will place, all around the home, devices into the ground that contain anti-termite products. What should this method be used for? Chemical barriers are appropriate for most folks who want to protect their properties against termite infestations.

Other termite barriers can be installed during construction (like anti-termite films), nevertheless, chemical barriers can be executed at the homeowner’s convenience.

Chemical barriers to choose from

There are different types of chemical barriers used by Pest Control agents against termites. For instance, there are chemicals available that are intended to eradicate pests while others repel them. Each situation is different, the choice of the right type of chemical barrier is critical.

Termites do not come out. They like dark, damp and protected environments, which is why it's so hard to find them - until it's too late. That's why annual termite diagnoses are so important. There is no substitute for complete termite inspections by a qualified and experienced specialist.

Signs pointing to the presence of termites

Termites are very discreet, and it is more likely to see their damage rather than the termites themselves. Here are some common signs that can be seen (or heard) and that will help you detect the presence of termites:

The affected wood produces a hollow sound. When termites consume wood, they eat it from the inside leaving a thin layer behind. When you tap an area damaged by termites, it will produce a hollow or paper-like sound. Contact a pest control company to learn more.

Your finger can sink into the doorframe. These are some of the most common things experts hear from customers as a first sign of the presence of termites. Termites have gnawed the structural integrity of the wood, and a simple push is enough to pierce the damaged area.

When termites eat wood, their excrement or "mud" creates a protective environment that traps heat and moisture. This causes the wood to swell, making it more difficult to open and close doors and windows. Termites eat wood from around walls and doorframes, causing a loss of structural integrity and, thus, creating cracks. However, do not jump to hasty conclusions because cracks can also be caused by things unrelated to termites. To learn more, contact a termite control technician today.