Preparing For the Havoc of Termites

Posted by Tom Crimmins Realty on Saturday, March 12th, 2016 at 3:55pm.

Every year, termites cause billions of dollars in home damages. These pests feed on wood, but also damage insulation, swimming pool liners and filtration systems. Acknowledging termites is important when buying or selling a home since a termite inspection/infestation report is normally a condition of sale. It's time to face termites head on before they ruin the biggest investment of your life.

When Is It Time to Start Preparing

Between the spring months of March and May, infestations are mostly discovered of winged termites, known as "swarmers," emerge inside homes due to warmer temperatures and rainfall. These termites will eventually drop to the ground, shed their wings, pair off with a mate, and attempt to begin new colonies in the soil. Winged termites emerging indoors are incapable of eating wood, seldom survive, and are best removed with a vacuum.

How to Treat Your House | DIY

Ridding a home of termites requires special skills, so you might want to leave it to the professionals. A knowledge of building construction is needed to identify the critical areas where termites are likely to enter. Many of these potential points of entry are hidden and difficult to access. Termite control also utilizes specialized equipment such as masonry drills, pumps, large-capacity tanks, and soil treatment rods. A typical treatment may involve hundreds of gallons of a liquid pesticide, known as a termiticide, injected into the ground alongside the foundation, beneath concrete slabs, and within foundation walls. (x)

Treating the Whole House, Or Just Sections

Spot treatments are mostly a gamble when trying to eliminate termite colonies. Most reputable pest control firms will not guarantee warranty spot treatments, since it's commons termites will eventually find other points of entry into the structure. There may be the option to have perimeter treatments. This involves a thorough application around the entire outside foundation wall of the property, and spot-treating any infested or high-risk interior areas. Always inquire about a service agreement in case termites return. Try to enclose an ongoing service treatment agreement when looking at termite treatment options.

We have recommendable exterminators for your Staten Island home if you are looking to conquer the pesty bugs.

1 Response to "Preparing For the Havoc of Termites"

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