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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. Signs and risks of termites The most obvious risk these pests 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 to identify wood...
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...
How To Protect Your Home From Myrtle Beach Termites

How To Protect Your Home From Myrtle Beach Termites

According to recent reports, Myrtle Beach termites cause more damage to residential homes than natural environmental occurrences such as hurricanes, fires and floods. The primary reason for this is the ability of termites to quickly consume wooden structures, including the foundation of houses, while remaining hidden. As a result, termites can easily make a house collapse without the homeowner noticing. There are times, however, when homeowners see signs of termite infestation. On the other hand, these are often when the termites have already done a lot of damage to their homes. What is worse is that the resulting repairs are expensive and time consuming. Fortunately, there are things that homeowners can do to protect their homes from termite damage. According to Myrtle Beach pest control experts, the key to protecting your home from termite damage is learning how to identify the signs of termite infestation. Although it is true that one would need years of training and experience in order to effectively and quickly detect the signs of infestation, there are basic ones that you should know about in order to avoid damage from Myrtle Beach termites. 1. Holes in window frames, hardwood floors, and other wooden structure of your house One thing that you should know about termites is that they use mud tunnels as a mode of transportation. The holes that you see are their entry and exit points. So there may not be a lot of them in one place. If you see small holes, you should also look for indentions in the same area to confirm that the holes are indeed the work of termites....
Learning More About Myrtle Beach Termites

Learning More About Myrtle Beach Termites

Myrtle Beach termites are continuously causing damage to a lot of homes, making them a top concern among the residents. Termites can easily destroy a home especially if not treated and resolved immediately. What is worse is that their presence is very difficult to confirm. In fact, many homeowners are only able to tell they have termite infestation when the problem has gotten worse, particularly when the termites have damaged a portion of their wall or foundation. According to experts, the key to resolving termite infestation is increased knowledge. Learning more about termites will help homeowners to easily identify whether or not they are dealing with termites. This also helps them to effectively ward off termites from infesting their homes. Below are some other facts about Myrtle Beach termites that every homeowner should know. More than 4,000 species of termites are lurking around the world, 50 of these are in North America. Each species has different characteristics and traits. Some can cause damage in minutes, while others are good in hiding and staying unnoticed. Despite this, there is only one termite specie in South Carolina and that is the Eastern Subterranean Termites. Knowing what type of termite you are dealing with will help you and the pest control experts to effectively eliminate them. Keep in mind that different species of termites require different ways of control and management. In a nationwide level, the damage that termites cause can cost more than the combined damage from all natural disasters – including wind hail, hurricanes and tornadoes – in one year. This is why it is highly recommended for homeowners to...