Getting rid of a termite infestation can be as simple as applying a termite pest control solution to wood and concrete areas of the building. This is known as a termite spray You have very likely heard that termites are the most pricey pests to find. Termites can be masters at keeping undetectable and soundlessly tearing your property apart. They feast on plant materials that are cellulose-based so it’s unpleasant that almost every property contains this unique food for termites.
Nevertheless, there are far more hazards with regards to termites and not simply for the property. Termites can also cause damage to foundations, furnishings, books, and much more. Even though termite workers are rather tiny in size, the degree of problems they’re able to bring about is much bigger.
Termite Treatment Options for Your Home & Business
The Termite Inspection
You may suspect that your home or commercial building has an infestation of termites. If you even think there could be a termite pest problem you should contact a pest control company so that a termite inspection can be performed on the property. During the termite inspection the pest control specialist will look for areas in the building that has visible signs of a termite infestation, this would include signs of wood damage, soft or moist wood rot, termite droppings (excrement), termite exit holes, mud tubes, the discarded wings of mature termites. In addition the termite inspector will look for signs of wood moisture levels at the foundation level where wood meets concrete. The area where wood and cement meet can be prone to termite activity.
What Areas Do Termite Inspectors Inspect?
Termite inspectors focus on common termite entry points and hot spots for activity based on each termite species’ unique behavior. For example, when looking for subterranean and Formosan termite activity, the inspector will target the inside and outside perimeter of a home, including the lowest level of the house, foundation, basement, accessible attics and crawlspaces. If drywood termites are active in the area, your inspector will inspect exposed wood, hardwood floors, attics, crawlspaces and eaves, where accessible. Inspectors also may check wooden furniture for signs of drywood termites.
If your termite inspector suspects activity in an area that is not immediately accessible, he or she will note the conditions in that area and explain potential methods to provide a more comprehensive inspection with special equipment. At times, inspectors recommend drilling small holes in walls or other areas to confirm termite activity.
How to Get Rid of Subterranean Termites
The control of subterranean termites (including eastern subterranean, western subterranean, desert termite, and Formosan subterranean termite), including drywood termites (Incisitermes spp.) can typically be dealt with by spray treatments and baiting.
Subterranean termites are different than dry wood termites. The subterranean spices prefer underground moist conditions to build their nest, while drywood termites are above ground and burrow into dry wood.
A Termiticide Application – Pest control technicians will apply termiticides to the soil around and under a house to treat the termite problem. This type of treatment provids a barrier between the property and offers protection from the termites.
We use monitoring and bait stations for identifying and controlling subterranean termite infestations. First, monitoring stations are set up near areas with confirmed or potential activity.
If we detect termite activity we will replace the monitoring stations with bait devices that will attract termites looking for sources of food. These forager termites will ingest toxins within the devices and then carry these toxins back to the termite colony, where they will share the lethal bait with the other termites in the nest.
Unlike directed liquid treatments (spray on treatments), these bait treatments control a larger population of termites than spraying the termiticide. Since colonies of termites may be hundreds of feet from your house and up to 20 inches below ground, bait devices can have a broader reach in controlling termites around your property. Once bait stations or boxes are removed, these bait devices do not provide protection against future termite infestations.
How to Get Rid of Drywood Termites
Pest control experts typically treat extensive drywood termite infestations with gas fumigation that can require the house or property to be tented or heat treatment. For targeted infestations, our technicians can treat colonies with a termiticide injected directly into the wood.
When to Treat for Termites
Most termite treatments take place in the spring, since this is the time when most homeowners notice termite swarms – the most visible sign of a termite infestation.
However, termite treatments should be performed whenever signs of an infestation are discovered. For example, liquid soil treatments for subterranean termites should not be applied immediately prior to rainfall, as rain can reduce the concentration of the termiticide applied. The rain we have in Florida can make termite bait stations a bit tricky to manage.
West Palm Beach Termite Protection & Prevention Measures
The ideal way to lessen the possibility of termites from penetrating your property or home is through powerful deterrence and security techniques including guaranteeing a moisture-free atmosphere and clearing away any food sources which could draw in termites. The guidelines listed below could assist you far more enhance the protection from termites around your home:
- Leaky taps, pipes and also air conditioning units need to be remedied.
- Keeping the gutters nice and clean frequently can certainly prevent enticing unwelcome termites.
- There must be a slight slope in the yard all around the base to ensure water cascades away from your building correctly.
- Removed any excessive composting or perhaps coverings you might have situated next to the house’s outer walls.
- Frequently examine the roofing to make sure puddles are not collecting.
- Look at the air vents in your house to make sure there isn’t any obstructions.
- Assess power and water lines as well as plumbing for uncovered access points, closing them to minimize the risk of pest entrance.
- In the event you find any vents that don’t have screens, have them installed.
- Always keep necessary wood debris (firewood, etc.) a decent length away from your house.
- Try to look for termite problems on your own porch and fencing.
Your current foundation as well as crawl space must not include lumber, paper or timber near it.
Identifying a Termite Problem
It is possible to discover a termite issue early on if you know what to consider. Indications of a termite problem include a swarm of winged insects (termites) briefly within your property, termites frass (excrement), woods with hole or perhaps wood that seems hollow if you tap into it, tunnels on the exterior walls and mud tube, along with wings left out by swarmers; normally located near windows and doors.
If you have attempted to look over your property but still are not certain termites aren’t there, or if you prefer protection from a qualified professional; we’re right here to help you! Just simply dial (561)693-0604 and we can schedule a termite inspection or even a treatment assuming you have already determined active termites.