Termite infestations can be intimidating for even the most experienced do-it-yourself pest control homeowner. With proper identification and expert termite control products and killers, the infestations can be brought under control and preventative measures can be put into place to avoid future issues.
Termites are social insects that live in a colony; living underground, in wood, or in nests and moving in passageways that are hidden from sunlight and protected from air currents and excessive moisture loss. They have very specific scent capabilities, so that they can recognize each other, and keep their distance from other colonies. The colonies consist of workers, soldiers and reproducers, with the workers making up the largest part of the population and are most likely to be the ones causing damage by feeding on the wood. Swarms of winged termites can be seen at specific times of the year, when temperature and moisture conditions are favorable. TERMITE CONTROL WITH PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS
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No one wants to think about termites, but for most of the United States, it is a part of owning a home. The numbers are not especially in our favor when it comes to whether or not in our life time we will have to deal with a termite infestation; but we at ePestSolutions can help. We have the knowledge and product lines to teach you how to take care of a large termite infestation or a very small termite problem, and help you save potentially thousands of dollars along the way.
Whether you want to treat the wood, soil or do a spot treatment, we have many options available. So on the same subject as those little bacteria that the termites carry around in their gut, it seems that without the bacteria, the termites cannot digest wood. Some of the pest control chemicals that ePestSolutions offers are very helpful in destroying the colonies, without taking a ton of work around your home. Tim-Bor insecticide and Bora Care are both wood preservative products that contain naturally occurring borate and are considered an organic chemical - these will make the wood indigestible to wood destroying insects, such as termites. These termite control products are a great option when you are building a new structure or you have an area that is exposed, where the wood can then be treated. It is worth the minimal cost and effort to treat the wood, but it will give you a superior barrier and preservative to protect your biggest investment: your home.
There are a number of ways to treat a termite infestation. Liquid applications and bait kits are two such ways. For hard to reach locations, there are foaming agents. The thicker foam allows application of pesticides inside of cracks or holes.
Even though termites offer some benefits to man, you still do not want them eating your home. Fortunately, there are ways to curb their appetite. If you are lucky enough not to have termites in your home, you can help keep it that way with perimeter sprays and termite bait stations. Termite bait stations are a great option for monitoring and potentially protecting the home. The way that Termite Stations work, is that they are placed around the house about every 10 linear feet apart. The stations come complete with inspection cartridges, which attract the termites into the bait stations.It has been proven that the attractant is strong enough for the foragers to leave the wood from your home to start ingesting the cellulose in the bait stations. You will want to check your stations every 30 days, and monitor for any termite activity. You will see them inside the station when you open the top. If you do find termites, remove the inspection portion of the station and replace it with the poison portion. You will keep feeding the termites until you stop seeing them in the station. Once they start feeding, do not allow them to run out of food. It will take about 3 months to eliminate a colony. It is possible to do this more quickly, but it does depend on the size of the colony.
There are a few lists of options for termite control, along with liquid, foam, granules and bait traps for the treatment of home and property. Whether you are choosing a method to help eradicate or help prevent the colonization of termites, ePestSolutions has top brands and products in a variety of forms. A queen termite can lay over 160 million eggs in her lifetime. That is a lot of hungry mouths to have chewing up your home.
If you are looking for ways to inspect, prevent and treat termites in your home and yard, ePestSolutions.com has you covered. You can control termites in your home like a professional with ePestSolutionsí range of professional termite control products and killers. Using the right products, such as Termidor SC, for your termite problem will make all the difference in the world.
Termites are social insects that live in a colony; living underground, in wood, or in nests and moving in passageways that are hidden from sunlight and protected from air currents and excessive moisture loss. They have very specific scent capabilities, so that they can recognize each other, and keep their distance from other colonies. The colonies consist of workers, soldiers and reproducers, with the workers making up the largest part of the population and also most commonly the ones causing damage by feeding on the wood. Swarms of winged termites can be seen at specific times of the year, when temperature and moisture conditions are favorable.
Termites can severely damage homes, buildings and entire forests every year. As a Pest Management
Management Professional (PMP), you can help defend the investments and areas that are important to your customers for years to come with Altrisetģ termiticide; the latest innovation in liquid termiticide chemistry.
Itís unique mode of action stops termites from feeding within hours and its non-repellent chemistry allows termites to spread the product throughout the colony.
With one of the lowest use-rates per finished gallon, it is extremely effective on termites, and has a low impact on non-targeted beneficial insects.
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Termite bait is an ideal choice for when the problem is still small and the damage is limited. By using bait kits from ePestSolutions, itís easy to limit the damage by eliminating the pests.
If possible, bait should be placed in locations that are near the infestation. The insects will bring the poison from the bait back to the colony and die over time. The downside of bait is that it can take some time before the infestation is eliminated. Avoid using bait if the pests have spread throughout the building. There are faster options when the problem has already spread.
Although extermination is a good choice, ePestSolutions provides wood treatment options that can help prevent the insects from spreading throughout a home or property. The treatments are used directly on the wood, so that it repels the insects or kills them when they start to damage the wood.
The downside of the treatment is that it cannot be used on every item that may be eaten by termites. Paper, books, and insulation may still be damaged by termites.
Another option is to do a perimeter treatment all the way around the structure, you will need to dig a trench and mix the termiticide that you choose with water, and then fill in the trench with the chemical. It might seem a little labor intensive, but it will be a long term protection from termites and really worth the effort. If the last time you had a barrier termite treatment was 5 years ago, it may be time to do another treatment. Termiticides that are in heavy rain and wet areas, will be prone to quicker degradation. We have a how to guide on our help page for step by step instructions on the soil treatment.
For the ultimate in termite treatment and monitoring, we recommend using both termiticide in the soil and termite bait stations. You can be rest assured that if they make it to the soil close to the structure, that they will come in contact with the termiticide and colony elimination will occur. You can also check the stations to see if you have any new activity in the area, as this is usually advisable if you are in a high termite population.
There are several effective methods recommended for termite control. Subterranean termites can be treated with a chemical barrier, which is a termiticide that kills when they leave or enter the colony. Repellents such as Masterline Permerthrin and Talstar can be used to keep termites from infesting treated areas. Repellents are effective for treating areas that are not suspected in having been infested, where as non-repellents will work to kill off an existing infestation. Termiticide product labels specify application instructions, but most can be completed without the use of expensive equipment.
Termite treatments are applied by digging trenches around the foundation that are then treated with the insecticide. In slabs and concrete treatments, a hammer drill is required to drill holes that will ultimately have insecticide placed inside, and then be resealed. Safety equipment is recommended, such as Tyvek suits, gloves and protective eyewear.
We all love our homes and want them to be protected and prevent any damage. When it comes to termites, we can help with the state of the art chemicals on the market and the highest level of technical advice available. We want to be your Termite Control Central, so give us a call, check out our product line, or ask as many questions as you need - we are always here to help.