Termite's Underground Movement
If you suspect your home has termites,
you have reason to be concerned...
than 365,000 homes will need the fire department this year. But over 2 million
homes will require termite treatment.
insurance will help recover losses from fires, storms and earthquakes, but it
is almost impossible to carry insurance against termite infestation.
Exterminators are your termite control specialist and can provide
protection from termite infestation.
can be found in almost every state as well as Mexico and parts of Canada. They
feed on wood and may also destroy paper products such as books, cardboard,
boxes and a variety of other items. Even building with steel framing and
masonry walls are targets because of the wooden door and window frames,
cabinets and shelving within the buildings.
termite colony is large, composed of the queen, king, winged reproductive
swarmers, soldiers and workers. Worker termites are small, creamy white
insects. They are the most numerous and the cause of all the termite damage. A
property owner seldom sees the worker termites, but in the spring or fall he
may see swarming "winged reproductives." This form of termite can
easily be confused with a winged ant.
Enter The Home
most common termite, the subterranean, builds its nest in the ground. These
termites construct mud tubes, which are used to explore for food and connect
their underground nest to that food source. They can enter a building without
direct wood contact with the soil through these tubes.
can enter buildings through cracks, expansion joints, hollow bricks or concrete
blocks around plumbing. They can find their way into a structure through an
opening as small as 1/64th of an inch.
building, whether constructed with slab, basement or crawl space foundations,
can be a target for termite attack.
is a job for a Professional
thorough inspection by your AllPest termite
control specialist is the first and most important step in protecting your
property against these hungry invaders. "Experienced" inspectors can locate the specific areas in your
structure where termite attack is likely to occur.
termiticides to soil around the exterior foundation creates a chemical barrier
against the termites and is accomplished by trenching, rodding and/or drilling.
A treatment for slab construction consists of drilling through the slab floor
and injecting termiticides into soil along the inside perimeters of the
construction may require treatment, AllPest technicans inject termiticides into the soil
through holes drilled in the basement floor at regular intervals. Crawl space
treatment also involves trenching or rodding soil along the foundation walls
and around piers and pipes, then applying termiticides to the soil. Then
AllPest Exterminators will design a treatment plan for your house that will
control any current infestation and establish a chemical barrier around the
structure to prevent further termite entry.
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