Something To Know About Termite Control
A house or any other structure that has pest infestation problems need immediate help to be able to prevent more damage from taking place. Getting professional pest control might be one option for this problem and according to statistics, it suggests that consumers are spending more than 2 billion dollars every year to be able to prevent and control this problem. Homeowners on the other hand can take some steps to carry out termite control and stop the threat.
As a matter of fact, there are 3 different groups of insects that are invading the US and these groups include dry wood, Formosan and subterranean. Of these 3 types of bugs, it is the subterranean termites that are the most common. This type of bug eats cellulose which is present mostly in woods. Believe it or not, by seeing the droppings they leave behind, damage created as well as the swarmers that appeared, you can identify such insects after performing termite inspection. These swarmers have wings before they shed and start their own colonies but, they aren’t eating woods and can be easily removed by vacuuming them. Often, seeing swarmers in your property is the first sign of pest infestation.
It’s feasible for termites to infest a property and feed on wood for several years before anyone starts noticing the damage and their presence. Usually, such creatures hide inside insulation, under floor coverings and behind walls. Truth is, it’s even possible for the damage to take on visible wood like baseboards and trims. The bugs normally feed on layers of wood behind exposed surface which leaves the outer surfaces to be intact. For surfaces that looks rippled and sunken, it can serve as a sign that these creatures are making tunnels underneath.
One good termite treatment to do is by installing bait stations that has slow acting poison which can be very effective in controlling the infestation. Workers will go to the bait stations, eat the poison there and take the poison back to their colonies for the other members to eat. Eventually, multiple generations of colony will die and even though this process is going to take some time, it is an effective approach in getting rid of them.
On the other hand, some homeowners and property owners want to see faster results for situations wherein there’s large colonies or severe damage and for this, they are calling a professional exterminator who then uses powerful and special insecticide. With their service, you can be sure that there’s an almost immediate result of their work.