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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...
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 presence when you...
Myths About Pest Control For Rodents

Myths About Pest Control For Rodents

Rodents have been pestering humans for as long as humans have lived in inside structures. There’s something about our homes with all the nooks and crannies that just invite mice and rats to try and come on in to make themselves at home. Annoying! They can show up anywhere from crawl spaces to air ducts to pantry cabinets. They can carry disease and can easily contaminate the food supply in any human’s home. Like anything else, there can be myths that shroud the facts about how to deal with rodents, so let’s dispel some of the more common myths about rodent control…. Myth 1: All you need is a cat to take care of rodent population. Fact: Cats do love to hunt and often will get rodents, but they are not always fast enough to combat the escape the efforts of the small and fast mice or rats. Cats and dogs could even attract more rodents, and these rodents will often feed right from your pet’s food bowl, leaving them vulnerable to disease. Myth 2: You can prevent rodents by keeping your home clean. Fact: Sanitation isn’t enough simply because rodents can survive for awhile with no food. Keeping your home clean does make it harder for rodents to come and infest in large numbers, however. Keeping your home clean and sanitized will be very effective when used in combination with bait and other pest control means. Anything that reduces a food source for rodents will make them easier to control. Myth 3: Cheese is the best bait to catch mice. Fact: Cheese can work to draw in rodents,...
Pest Control With Spring Cleaning

Pest Control With Spring Cleaning

If you’re looking for ways to get ahead of the game with pest control this spring, you’ll want to check out this article! As many of us are enjoying spring breezes with open doors and windows, we may also be inviting some unwanted critters in. Termites, spiders and ants are all hunting for food and springtime makes it extra important to do some pest prevention. Spring-cleaning can really make a difference and so we’re sharing three great tips to use spring-cleaning as part of your pest control efforts. Three Tips To Prevent Pests While You Clean 1. Inspect Windows and Doors Winter brings a lot of precipitation for most of us, whether it’s snow or just a lot of rain. So before you open all your windows to air out your home and enjoy the spring breezes, do a quick check of doors and windows, as well as screens. Screens should be replaced if you find tears or holes. They should also fit the windows or doors properly so that there are no small spaces for bugs to crawl through and infest your house. Also, check to see that the sliding doors or regular doors are sealed tight when closed. 2. Deep Clean Your Kitchen Pests of all kinds love the kitchen because it’s where all the food and crumbs are! In addition to the surface cleaning, you should do a deep clean of all small spaces between cabinets, stove, refrigerator, etc. Look for the food or grime that may have gotten in those spaces and if you have to, pull appliances out so you can clean and vacuum...
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...