Termites can cause significant property damage—which can be very costly to repair (and generally isn’t covered by homeowners insurance). If you are buying a property, it’s important that you get a termite inspection performed before the closing. And in fact most banks or lenders will require this as part of the loan approval process. While this may seem like a hassle, it’s definitely a worthwhile investment that can save you a lot of money and aggravation later.
You probably know that termites can cause property damage. But you may not realize how extensive—and costly—that damage can be to property owners.
If you are like most people, termites are among your biggest home-related fears. These small pests can create huge problems in and around your home. Termites feed on wood or plant-based products—which can include structural beams, decking, shelving and even paper products like books. Since termites have strong chewing abilities and feed pretty much nonstop, […]
For tiny creatures, termites can cause a whole array of big problems. They are of course notorious for causing structural damage—which can not only be expensive (possibly very expensive) to repair, but it can also create a dangerous situation by compromising the integrity of the property. In addition, if you are planning to sell your […]
Can a Do-It-Yourselfer Apply Termicides? The answer to this question is yes! Armed with some knowledge and access to a reliable source for Do-It-Yourself pest control products, any homeowner can protect their home from termite infestations.
Drywood termites live in wood, which has a relatively low moisture content. They require no contact with the ground or other moisture source. Drywood termites are usually found in the humid coastal and sub-tropical regions of the United States, but there are several species found in the desert southwest, and they doappear to be spreading. […]
BORA-CARE Termiticide, Insecticide and Fungicide is a highly effective, long-lasting pesticide that can be used as a primary application against subterranean termite infestation in new construction. Rather than creating a toxic barrier in the soil surrounding a home or structure, BORA-CARE is designed to treat the termites’ food source (wood and other cellulosic materials) and […]
Termites are among the most feared of all insect invaders. Although they can bite humans, they rarely do—but they can certainly be painful in a different way. Termites can inflict financial pain to homeowners. They are notorious for being among the most destructive household pests. They can quickly cause major property damage—in serious cases, termite […]
Although termites are active all year round there is a “season” in which they are more prominent and beginning swarming. Swarming is the act of leaving their nests to find new nesting areas. It is very noticeable when a swarm begins because you can start seeing termite tubes or trails on surfaces in or around […]
As a home owner, there is nothing worse than discovering you have termites. It’s something that causes a great deal of stress and can cost you a lot of money. What many people don’t know is that treating termites today is much easier than it was years ago. Once you spot termites you can either call an exterminator or you can purchase Termidor; a professional grade insecticide that contains Fipronil.