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How Much Does A Termite Control Service Cost

How Much Does A Termite Control Service Cost

We have all come across termites, one way or another. But we have different experiences regarding these pests. Some just feel that this is an issue that should be handled while for others,  termites can be an expensive and also time-consuming issue. When determining the real cost of termite control, it is important to understand the process that goes into it. All About Termites What are termites? A lot of individuals know what termites are, while some have never even seen one. is termite simply a pest that eats on wood? Truth is, termites do not really eat wood but use enzymes in its saliva to break down the cellulose product in completely dry timber and other plant product. Occasionally described as white ants, termites can be located in virtually any type of environment. Termites are normally in between 1/8 of an inch to an inch long as well as can vary anywhere from a couple of thousand to over a million in a solitary nest. How do you know if you have termites at home? There are a couple of indicators that termites reside in your house or various other locations of your building. For many homeowners, one of the most typical indication you might have a termite issue are termite tubes. These termite tubes can be seen adding the outside stem wall surface of a house. These tubes might likewise exist on the inside of a residence, situated on the walls, rug or drywall. In severe situations, termites can develop big nests which are evident in huge piles of mud in areas and also ] other woody locations....
What Exterminators Look For During Termite Inspections

What Exterminators Look For During Termite Inspections

So you are considering calling an exterminator offering termite services. Perhaps you have been hearing the sound of chewing in your walls or maybe you discovered a winged ant in your basement. Always remember that termites can be very destructive and they can be found in 49 out of 50 states. Plus, they are responsible for about $50 billion worth of damages in buildings and homes every year. Termites can be scary because they can cause major damages even before you realize that you have a pest problem. They will eat wood from the inside out, making their presence quiet difficult to detect unless you already know what you are looking for. All things will look fine and sturdy until you notice your ports begins listing to the left or worse, collapses entirely. Before that happens you need to hire a pest control company right away. By having your home evaluated every year by an expert or on your own, you can find an infestation before termites can do too much damage to the foundation of you home. Termites are sneaky and tend to work in hidden areas of your house where you almost never check. Given that, here are a few things that an inspector offering termite services Myrtle Beach look for to know if your home is infested with termites. Evidence of Swarmers There are three types of termites in the U.S. and the most common one is the subterranean termites. Termites begin new colonies from existing nests. Successful and well established colonies begin producing winged, as well as sexually mature adults that are referred to as...
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...