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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...
4 Steps To Eliminate Myrtle Beach Termites In Your Home

4 Steps To Eliminate Myrtle Beach Termites In Your Home

If you find signs of Myrtle Beach termites infestation in your home, the first thing you should do is create a plan on how you can eliminate them. You can opt to work with a local pest control company such as AAA Pest Control or you can choose to do your own termite control. The first thing you need to understand to effectively get rid of the termites in your home is that effective termite control includes consistent and reliable killing strategies as well as continuous preventive measures. You also need to act fast and start laying out your plan as soon as you see signs of infestation. Keep in mind that termites can quickly cause severe damage to your home if not controlled at once. Also, make sure that your preventive methods are consistent and continuous because termites are known to come back repeatedly. If you are looking for assistance in creating a plan on how to get rid of termites, here are some steps that you can consider. 1. Determine the specific type of termites infesting your home. In any type of pest control, it is important that you identify the specific type of pest you are dealing with. This will help you choose and plan the most effective way to eliminate them and prevent them from coming back to your house. If you know which type of termite you are dealing with, you will know where in your house they build their nests and that is where you can focus your termite control methods. There are generally two types of termites infesting American homes: the subterranean...
Everything You Need To Know About Termites

Everything You Need To Know About Termites

Termites are known to cause major structural damage to many residential homes in Myrtle Beach. They feed on timber and can quickly consume the insides of your home’s foundation. As a result, your foundation and, subsequently, your home’s structural support becomes weaker, making your house at high risk of falling apart. Preventing termite infestation This specific type of pests can often enter your home without being seen and they remain unseen while they build their colony nest and feed on your house. According to many pest control experts, they enter through gaps and openings that are less often inspected such as fire heaths, cracks in concrete flooring, expansion joints and patios. The rubber compound in between your concrete and ground flooring cannot deter these pests as they simply eat through this compound in order to gain access to your home. Once inside, they will start to build their colony nest that is often near sources of moisture, which is highly essential for their survival. Some areas inside the house where termites commonly build their nests are inside wall cavities that are near leaking pipes, broken or missing roof shingles, gutters, shower recess and faulty plumbing. They will then build underground tunnels from their central colony nest which they will use for traveling while looking for potential sources of food. To effectively prevent these pests, many professionals highly recommend learning more about their characteristics and behavior, particularly how they travel and what attracts them to gain access to a house. Considering this, here is some essential information that you need to know about termites. They travel in mud shelter tubes...
Learn More About Termites For A Successful Pest Control

Learn More About Termites For A Successful Pest Control

The key to a successful pest control and management is knowledge on the specific type of pest you are dealing with. In this article, you’ll learn about a different type of termite, which is unlike the common termites that eat your home’s foundation. But this specific type of termites is also common in every home. You need to know all about them so you will know how to deal with them. Introducing: dry-wood termites What differentiates dry-wood termites from common termites is that they do not live underground. They are often found in wood sidings, wood supports in the attic, and in the roofing as well. They are also found to infest your crawlspaces specifically the ones near your attic. They are also commonly found eating the following: Wood molding particularly your windows’ and doors’ framing Wood siding and roofing Eaves and overhangs Joints and crevices all around your doors Pest control experts say their swarming season is from September to November. And the best time for them to swarm and mate is when there has been a sudden drastic change in temperature, particularly from cold to warm or hot. It’s often difficult to detect the presence of dry-wood termites in your house. This is probably because of their ability to build a chamber inside the wood and stay there for more than a year. They do this by excavating a tunnel inside the wood and closing it once they are inside. They will stay inside the wood for as long as necessary. If they cannot find wood to infest, they can also suppress their hunger and stay dormant...