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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...
Common Concerns About Termite Fumigation

Common Concerns About Termite Fumigation

Termite Fumigation – Key Facts 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 a termite fumigation. After all, we don’t want the air our 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 large amount 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 expert has recommended treating the inside of your home with chemicals for termite control, you may also be having fumigation concerns...