Did you see mud tubes in any of the corners of your home?
Don’t get confused.
It will happen in every home. This is a sign of a serious termite infestation.
As the termite doesn’t want to feed your body, you will probably ignore its presence.
And what will be the after-effect?
Your wooden furniture will be slowly ruined by these tiny creatures.
So, isn’t it better to destroy these creepy pests earlier? Certainly, it is.
Better late than never.
Termites: The Silent Attackers
Currently, there are about 45 active species of termites in the world. Termites are not silly things to ignore.
Although termites provide valuable services in the environment, they can also cause damage when they enter our homes and buildings.
If you allow them to enter your home, your home will become a termite hub. Even if termites do not sting, bite, contaminate your food supply, or spread disease like some other types of pests, they pose a threat to the structure of your home.
They invade your space and silently feed on wooden items in your home. So, it is better to completely wipe them out of your premises. Otherwise, you have to pay a bulk amount to buy other furniture.
Why do you take such risks?
Once you have found evidence of termite infestation in your home, it will be difficult to eradicate them properly.
Head-banging is usually associated with rock music. Do you know that termites are also adept at head-banging?
A surprising fact, right?
Termites can bang their heads against walls and shake their bodies when their colony is disturbed, making clicking sounds.
This is what you might hear if you try to face an infestation problem at home. In such cases, it is necessary to take the right step toward termite control treatment.
How do I identify Termite Infestation?
Before we dive into the tactics to make your home termite-free, let’s understand some of the ways to identify a termite infestation.
Here is some of the evidence that you need to discover if you have a termite infestation in your home.
- Examine any hollow spots in the exposed wood with the help of a flathead screwdriver or similar tool. Never ignore if you see any wood-colored termite droppings or wings around them.
- Notice any mud-tube formations on the walls of the house which is a sign of subterranean termites.
- Swelling or peeling paint.
- Identify termite swarms (distinguish these from flying ants).
Differences between ant and termite
We often mistake ants for termites. But both are different in their appearances if we observe them closely.
- Front wings longer than the hind wings
- Antennae can be bent
- Wings are roughly equal in length
- antennae are straight; may droop
Know the Termite before you plan to eliminate
Many of us rush to find out the preferred method of treatment for termite control before identifying the types of termites. Actually, this is not the right thing.
There are two kinds of termites that can harm wooden furniture — subterranean and dry wood. Subterranean termites can be found in both soil and wood. These creatures like to live in moist conditions where they can build their colonies.
Generally, subterranean termites find their shelter under homes, destroying wooden foundations. Dry wood termites, on the other hand, do not need moist conditions to live.
They are very difficult to get rid of as they infest and live inside dry wood like walls, siding, eaves, etc., making anti-termite treatment at home tricky.
Even though both subterranean and dry wood termites can be dangerous for your home, you should consider the latter seriously as they can be much more harmful. This is because of the fact that they live inside the house, with dry furniture.
Try these effective tips to solve all kinds of termite infestation
Why do you spend a huge amount of money to treat property damage caused by termites every year? Only proper precaution is needed to get rid of these wood-chewing pests.
The following below are just a handful of the smart tactics we use to eliminate termite infestation.
- Make use of a Termite bait station as a termite repellent to draw termites away from your house and help to destroy the nest before the termites can do too much damage.
- Always try to maintain at least an 18-inch distance between soil and wood. Leave your wooden furniture in sunlight for two to three days.
- Ventilate and seal attics and basements to get rid of moisture.
- Store firewood or wood debris in a store room away from your house.
- Trim bushes and shrubs monthly. Always ensure trees and plants are well away from your house.
- As termites are highly heat-sensitive, heat can be used as an excellent termite repellent and an easy homemade termite killer.
- Rub your wooden furniture with neem oil as it can easily kill termites.
- Use a plastic bin instead of cardboard for storage.
- Immediately fix any leakage.
- Periodically check whether termite colonies have not become established.
Call a Professional Pest Control Service if the situation worsens
Never think that the above-mentioned tips will result in long-term impact. That is just for instant relief. After a few days, you will again see termites’ presence in your home.
So, what will you do?
The answer is simple. Call a reputed and professional pest control company to investigate before these tenacious pests venture to destroy your home foundation.
No other DIY methods are as useful as professional equipment, products, and expertise.
Just keep that in mind.
Only a professional pest control expert will know exactly how to find entry points, identify colonies, and create a treatment plan.
How Can Pestokill Help You?
Pestokill is a pioneer pest control company that has long years of experience in giving instant solutions to termite infestation. We permit termiticides that will not pose unreasonable risks to human health or the environment.
Our Pest management professionals are experts in choosing toxic-free termiticides that minimize risks and maximize effectiveness. Our termite-control strategy is simple and effective.
It will also be useful in eliminating other irritating pests. That is, termites will be gone forever from your home along with their other pest friends like spiders, ants, etc.
So you get multi-layer protection from Pestokill.
What we offer
- Liquid soil-applied termiticides.
- Soil-applied barrier treatment.
- Termite baits.
- Building materials impregnated with termiticides.
- Wood treatments.
Our Mode of treatment
We provide a comprehensive inspection of your home to identify signs of activity and the termite species. Moreover, we implement different methods to target the specific behavior of both subterranean and dry wood termites.
On top of that, our pest control expert recommends a customized treatment and prevention plan for your home’s unique needs.
Subterranean termite treatment
· Conventional liquid treatment
· Bait stations
· Direct wood treatment
Drywood Termite treatment
· Direct wood treatment
· Whole structure gas fumigation
· Heat treatment
Fipronil and Hexaflumuron: Best Chemicals for killing Termites
Fipronil is an active ingredient in many liquid termiticides. Its high concentration can kill termites on contact. Pest control experts apply it around the perimeter of your homes.
Likewise, hexaflumuron is also a specially designed termiticide that works in termite bait. The chemical in the bait is highly poisonous enough to kill termites.
We hope you get a clear strategy to control termites!
If you want beautiful, pest-free interiors for your home, then there is only one place to go: Pestokill.
We help you get rid of unwanted termites with our multi-pronged approach.
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