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...
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...
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