Treating termites in your home typically involves a combination of methods that can vary depending on the severity of the infestation. Here are some common methods used for termite treatment:
- Liquid Termiticides: Liquid termiticides are a common treatment option for termites. The chemicals are applied to the soil around the foundation of the home or directly to areas where termites are present. The chemicals can either repel termites or kill them upon contact.
- Integrated Pest Management (IPM): IPM involves using multiple methods to treat termites This approach can be more effective in eliminating termite colonies and preventing future infestations.
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What are the signs of termites in your home?
The signs of termites in your home can vary depending on the severity of the infestation and the species of termite present. Here are some common signs to look out for:
- Swarmers: Termite swarmers are winged reproductive termites that emerge from the colony to mate and start new colonies. If you see these flying insects inside your home, it’s a sign of an active termite colony nearby.
- Mud Tubes: Mud tubes are thin, pencil-sized tunnels made of soil, wood particles, and termite saliva. They are often found along the foundation of the home, in crawl spaces, or around pipes and utility lines.
- Wood Damage: Termites feed on wood, so if you notice any wood damage in your home, it could be a sign of termites. The damage may appear as hollowed-out or damaged wood, blistering or darkening of the wood, or the presence of mud or soil in cracks.
- Noisy Walls: If you tap on a wooden surface in your home and hear a hollow sound or a rustling noise, it could be a sign of termites. This is because they create tunnels and chambers inside the wood, which can cause it to become hollow and produce noise when tapped.
- Discarded Wings: After termite swarmers mate, they shed their wings, which can be found near windows, doors, or light fixtures. This is a sign that a termite colony is nearby.
If you suspect that you have termites in your home, it’s important to contact a licensed pest control professional as soon as possible for an inspection and treatment. Early detection and treatment can help prevent further damage to your home.
How much does it cost to treat for termites?
The cost of a termite treatment is based on the size of infestation, amount of damage, and the size of the treatment areas. Call Action Termite and Pest Control to get a free inspection and estimate.
Drilling for Termites? Gaining access to the perimeter of your home may require an Action Tech to drill through any concrete structures.
Drilling is an important part of the termite extermination process. The proper spacing between holes is very important, too far apart and the chemical application may not be suitable to eliminate termites.
Sweeping the drill holes prior to a chemical application makes for a tidy treatment.
Trenching for termites – If there are any areas next to your home that consists of dirt, Action’s Termite Tech will dig a trench in order to apply a chemical barrier.
Chemical Application – Action Termite and Pest Control uses Termidor for the best possible results. After the trench is dug out, a rod treatment to the exposed ground is completed.
Behind the trees and shrubs – Action’s Termite Technician will get behind trees and shrubs that are next to your home in order to complete the trenching process.
Covering the Trench – Once the proper chemical application has been applied to the trench, covering the area with untreated soil seals the barrier between your home and a termite infestation.
Helpful tips to decrease the possibility of a termite infestation:
- Trim all shrubs, bushes and other dense greenery away from the foundation of your home. Move mulch away from the foundation as well.
- Don’t leave firewood near your home, it’s a magnet for termites. If you do keep firewood outside your house during the winter, keep it raised off the ground.
- Remove all lumber, tree stumps and other kinds of loose wood from the perimeter of your home.
- Fix any leaky pipes and eliminate any standing water near your home. Termites cannot live on wood alone.
- Keep gutters and downspouts free of accumulated leaves and debris. Clogs and obstructions can attract termites.
- Seal all cracks and hole in your homes foundation, which may provide a handy access point for termites.
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