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Is Your Home Infected With Termites?

Is Your Home Infected With Termites?

Another pest that could infect your home – and probably cause more costly damage and repair – are termites. They can lurk behind your walls and beneath your floor boards without knowing about it. The best tool to protect your home against these harmful pests is to increase your knowledge about them and learn about how to identify the signs of their infestation. Spring is known to be the perfect swarming season for termites. As we are headed toward spring, it will help you to learn everything that you can about these pests. Most importantly, you will need to learn about the signs of their presence in your home as well as the risks that they bring. Pest Control: Signs and risks of Termites The most obvious risk Myrtle Beach termites can bring you is they can weaken the foundation of your home, especially if your home’s foundation is made from wood. Other areas of your home that are at risk of being damaged include your decks, crawlspaces, gutters, and mulch areas. It is also highly suggested that you keep an eye on any part of your home that has contact with soil. Spring is when you will most likely notice the signs of their presence in your home because this is the time when these pests swarm and, thus, become more obvious to the homeowners. So, as you welcome the spring season, it will help if you keep an eye on these signs: Damage to your wood furniture and wood parts of your home These pests eat wood from the inside out so it will not be easy...
Common Concerns About Termite Fumigation

Common Concerns About Termite Fumigation

If you are a homeowner and have heard the dreaded news that you are also the owners of a termite infestation, your first concern might be the chemicals used during termite fumigation. After all, you do not want the air your family breathes to be polluted with dangerous pesticides. However, you’ll be relieved to know that the chemicals used now are not harmful and it is rarely a problem to fumigate for termites. If they are not treated, termites can cause a lot of damage in a fairly short period of time. Common Methods Of Termite Fumigation The most drastic measure used to treat a termite infestation is a substance called Vikane, a type of gas used while tenting the home. Basically, this means that your entire home has a special “tent” sealed around it and the Vikane gets pumped in while large fans circulate it around the air. The entire home is fumigated under the sealed tent structure for one day. On the second day when the tent is removed, the home will be left to dry out. You’ll be able to return to your home on the third day. You may have concerns when using termite fumigation treatment, but the gas does not stick to surfaces in your home, including furniture, and the minute amount of gas left in the air after drying out the house has been shown to be safe for us to breathe. If your pest control company has recommended treating the inside of your home with chemicals for termite control, you may also be having fumigation concerns due to the chemicals being sprayed in...
Are There Termites In Winter?

Are There Termites In Winter?

Termites are extremely active during the warmer months of the year. But it seems like they disappear during wet and winter months, which makes people believe that they have stopped working, hibernated, or perhaps died under the wet soil or snow. Although they might appear like they are obvious answers to the question, they are actually far from the truth. Termites are active throughout the year, and yes, even during winter. Termites Although they appear like ants and called white ants in a few parts of the world, termites are actually not related to ants. As a matter of fact, they come from the same order as cockroaches. If you consider how they work, then you can compare them to bees, wasps, and ants. They divide their work among different castes and classes. Termites feed on wood, animal dung, leaf litter, and dead plants. Termites come in 3000 different species. They reside in colonies that can house a few hundred termites to more than a million in a few cases. They are intelligent and tend to be self-organized and decentralized within their hive. The colonies where they live in are built in an intricate and complex method. A regular colony has three kinds of termites, soldiers, nymphs, and workers. A colony can have more than one queen as well as reproductive members of both male and female sexes. Economically Significant Termites are known to be economically crucial in their interaction with humans because they are responsible for millions of dollars worth of structural damage annually. They are not confined to only one region and don’t have any specific temperature...
Tips on Termite Control in Myrtle Beach

Tips on Termite Control in Myrtle Beach

The number concern among homeowners in Myrtle Beach is termite control. Regardless of their preventive efforts and no matter how clean and organized they maintain their homes, destructive termites still find their way inside their houses. Despite the numerous times they get rid of these pests, they always come back to do more damage to many homes. According to industry experts, this may be due to some homeowners’ habits and way of living. There are some things that these homeowners do on a regular basis that attract termites and make it easy for them to enter their houses. Often times these homeowners are not aware that they are actually inviting termites into their homes. Below are several basic termite control steps to stop termites from getting into and coming back to you homes? Digging in the yard near your home’s foundation There are lots of reasons why you need to dig through your yard. For one thing, it is a part of your landscaping and gardening tasks. Another reason might be that you need to repair a leaking pipe that happens to be lying under your yard soil. Obviously, you cannot postpone or completely stop doing these important tasks. What you should remember, however, is to avoid digging within a couple of days after your pest control company has treated your soil with liquid termiticide. This is one of the most effective methods of preventing and killing termites and the solution should stay in the soil for a couple of days without any disturbance. Aside from rendering the termiticide ineffective, digging through your soil makes it easy for termites...
House Purchasers Be Careful: Termite Inspection

House Purchasers Be Careful: Termite Inspection

Termites are nasty customers. They’re almost invisible, entirely silent and have the potential to trigger substantial damage prior to a Myrtle Beach homeowner ever acknowledges they have an issue. Just uttering the word “termite” can make some homeowners shudder, and for excellent reason. Termites are active in 49 of the 50 states (Alaska is too cold to sustain them), and trigger more than $50 billion in building damage every year. If you’re buying a house, having the home inspected for termites beforehand can relieve you of headaches later on. Actually, if you’re getting a home loan, there’s a good chance the loan provider will insist that you have a termite inspection (in addition to a general house evaluation) carried out before the sale is finalized. A termite assessment (also called a CL100) is typically a cost borne by the buyer, but it worth every penny. The majority of house purchase contracts are contingent on the results of independent inspections like termite inspection designed to reveal covert problems and risks: Termites consume wood from the inside out. That suggests they leave very little evidence of their existence till an invasion is quite far along. Because the warning signs can be hard to find, it will probably take an expert to actually find them. A huge termite colony delighting in the wood in a house can take in a pound of cellulose a day however it’s usually much less. That can lead to structural damage you won’t want to handle down the road. The presence of termites does not necessarily indicate a home is unsound, though, especially if the problem is...
Myrtle Beach Termites And Pest Control Inspection

Myrtle Beach Termites And Pest Control Inspection

Homeowners have their homes inspected for Myrtle Beach termites whenever they suspect a termite infestation. It is not easy to confirm and verify if you have termites at home. This is why homeowners often have professionals inspect their homes. AAA Pest Control has trained and well experienced inspectors who can help homeowners to confirm whether or not they have termite infestation as well as to identify where the termite or colonies are specifically located. In addition to homeowners, AAA Pest Control also caters to the needs of home buyers who need a termite inspection report before finally deciding to buy a house. When do you need a termite inspection? Basically, a termite inspection is necessary before you decide to buy a house and whenever you think you have termites at home. Think of paying for a termite inspection as an investment that could save you thousands of dollars which you will have to pay to resolve the damage created by Myrtle Beach termites. Keep in mind that prevention is always better than cure. Thus, if you have the house inspected before you buy it, you will not have to worry about potential termite infestation and termite problems in the future. In addition to this, if the termite inspection report came back positive, you can use this to renegotiate the final purchase price of the house. You can ask for further discount since you will have to pay for termite repair in a couple of months or you can have the seller pay for the necessary repairs. You can also have a professional inspect your house for signs of termite...