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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...
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...
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...