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Frontier Exterminating, Inc: Exterminator, Pest Control …

Posted: April 25, 2019 at 4:47 pm

It is only July and at Frontier Exterminating we have started receiving phone calls about Sod Webworms. Due to the extent of yard damage Houstonians suffered over the 2016 late summer months many homeowners are keeping a watchful eye on their grass this year and asking how they can be better prepared this summer.

According to lawn experts cited in an abc13.com article from September 2016 its been at least three decades since theyve seen this many yards, this devastated. They are seeing this occur all across the greater Houston area. Many customers are determined to not let Sod Webworms sneak up on them in 2017.

Frontier Exterminating recommends you know what to look for so you can catch the Sod Webworms and act quickly. In 2016 many people werent aware of their issue until they started seeing low flying moths around the yard. And in many cases people waited until they were seeing a lot of moths around the yard. It is actually the larval stage of the moth which is destructive to our grass. GardenLines Randy Lemmon The first signs of sod webworm damage are areas of unevenly clipped grass and patches of brown or closely clipped grass. The larvae remain active for several weeks, and then pupate. Adults appear about a week later. Their life cycle is completed in 5-6 weeks with several generations per year.

Frontier Exterminating offers full yard treatments as both a preventative option and to treat yards affected by Sod Webworms. If you are in the Houston and surrounding suburbs give Frontier Exterminating a call with any questions, concerns or inquiries.

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Termites | Pest Control Solutions

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Habits: Subterranean termites live underground and build tunnels, referred to as mud tubes, to reach food sources. Like other termite species, they feed on products containing cellulose. Subterranean termites swarm in the spring groups of reproductive termites go off to start new colonies.

Habitat: Subterranean termites need contact with the soil to survive and live underground. They can build tunnels through cracks in concrete.

Threats: Subterranean termites are by far the most destructive species. They can collapse a building entirely, meaning possible financial ruin for a homeowner. The hard, saw-toothed jaws of termites work like shears and are able to bite off extremely small fragments of wood, one piece at a time. If you suspect infestation, contact a pest professional about subterranean termite treatment.

Prevention: The best method of subterranean termite control is to avoid water accumulation near your homes foundation. Divert water away with properly functioning downspouts, gutters and splash blocks. Reduce humidity in crawl spaces with proper ventilation. Never bury wood scraps or waste lumber in the yard. Most importantly, eliminate wood contact with the soil. Maintain a one-inch gap between the soil and wood portions of the building.

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Pestban Pest Control: Exterminator

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Pest ControlThe Best Offense is a Good Defense

The Southeastern U.S. is one of the most heavily pest infested regions in the country, putting your home under a tremendous amount of pest pressure. In this area, its common for most homeowners touse a professional pest control company to prevent unwanted pests from invading theirhomes.

At Pestban we deliver year round protection from the most common household pests through our multi-faceted quarterly service program. Following the initial inspection and treatment, our professional pest control service technicians will provide a multi-layer defense every three months.

Plus if we need to make a return visit, well do so at no additional charge.

To learn more about our Pest Control Services email us at customerservice@pestban.com or call 770-592-1121.

At Pestban we deliver year round protection from the most common household pests through our multi-faceted quarterly service program. Following the initial inspection and treatment, our professional pest control service technicians will provide a multi-layer defense every three months.

Plus if we need to make a return visit, well do so at no additional charge.

To learn more about our Pest Control Services email us at customerservice@pestban.com or call 770-592-1121.

We understand what youre going through. You dont want to deal with pests and youd rather not have to deal with a pest control company. Thats why our unique approach eliminates pests and eliminates the number of times you need to see us.

The most effective, efficient, customer friendly approach possiblethats our mission and its been mission accomplished since 1995. So if youre not completely satisfied, we wont stop until you are. Well provide additional servicesfor the pests covered in your service program without additional charge, until you are 100% satisfied!

To learn more about our Pest Control Services and Guaranteesemail us at customerservice@pestban.com or call 770-592-1121.

Subterranean termites, theyre more than just pests; they actually eat and destroy your home. These types of termites, common in the Southeast, emerge from the ground and feed on the wood that supports your home! As if that wasnt bad enough, termite damage is not covered by homeowners insurance.

If you are not currently covered by a termite program, have questions about your current protection or think you may have termites, call Pestban for a free inspection. During this time, one of our professional termite specialists will examine your home and discuss options for the best program to keep you safe from these tiny home wreckers.

Pestbans Advance Termite Bait System is the next generation in termite baiting, providing superior technology and performance. The Advance TBS is also the environmentally responsible solution because it uses very little active ingredient to eliminate an entire termite colony. It poses no hazard to groundwater and has no label restrictions for use around wells and cisterns.

Installed around the perimeter of your home with a low profile, the system is buried discretely in the soil, hard to see for you but easy to find for termites. Our technicians service and maintain the stations routinely.

Once termite activity is detected in the station, the active ingredient cartridges are loaded in to the stations. As the termites feed in these stations and bring the food back to the colony, they are also passing along the active ingredient -introducing and spreading a deadly virus which results in the elimination of the temite colony and preventing the damage they may cause.

Pestban continues routine inspection and service of the stations. This includes maintaining the station components, monitoring termite feeding and re-loading the active ingredient when necessary.

Non-repellent technology has been a huge advancement for conventional liquid treatments. As opposed to conventional liquids, non-repellents cant be detected by termites. That means termites are not repelled and do not avoid the treatment zones. Rather they continue to move through the treated soil and go about their normal routines.

As termites come in contact with the non-repellent material, they become carriers transferring the deadly material like a virus, eliminating the termite colony and preventing the damage they may cause.

This program combines the best of what In-ground termite stations AND Non-repellent liquid have to offer while reducing unnecessary pesticide use. Our termite stations areinstalled and inspected regularly and isthe primary treatment. In addition we will supplement with non-repellent liquid in targeted key areas around your home.

To learn more about our Termite Programs and Warranties please email us at customerservice@pestban.com or call 770-592-1121.

Rodent and wildlife intrusions of homes are becoming more and more of a problem. Like insects, animals are very adaptive creatures and find ways to thrive in the human environment. A roof over head and an attic to play in sure makes a great place to start a family.

Not only are these creatures annoying guests that make a mess of your home, they also cause terrible sanitation issues and can be dangerous, carrying and transferring diseases and bacteria.

Up high on a roof or down low in a crawl, Pestbans Wildlife Specialists have the experience and know how as well as the tools and equipment to capture and remove your uninvited house mates.

Our initial visit will include a very thorough inspection to identify and assess the extent of the problem signs of gnawing, fecal matter, nesting areas, entry points etc. Our Wildlife Specialist will review their findings with you and determine a customized trapping and removal plan and costs.

Essential in the fight to keep the wildlife and nuisance critters from re-entry is addressing the issue of entry points and potential entry points. Properly sealingthese offwill be a critical part of your customized plan.

To learn more about our Wildlife Services please email us at customerservice@pestban.com or call 770-592-1121.

The presence of wildlife or nuisance animals in attics can create unsanitary conditions permanently ruining insulation with urine and scat droppings. In addition to the foul odor and unsavory mess, these areas provide a constant attraction to nearby wildlife and even can cause health risks with bacteria and diseases.

To address these concerns Pestban offers insulation removal and replacement services. Our professionals can remove the ruined insulation and re-insulate your attic areas according to your needs and R-Value specifications. We also can simply provide supplemental insulation to increase your existing R-Value.

Consult your Pestban Wildlife Specialist at the time of service for more information about attic insulation oremail us at customerservice@pestban.com or call 770-592-1121.

There is nothing new about blood thirsty mosquitoes in the Southeast. They can quickly turn any outdoor activity into a painful and frustrating experience driving everyone back indoors! Even worse, they can carry disease that can harm your family and pets.

What is new about mosquitoes is how much more effectively they can be controlled. Source reduction, sanitation, exclusion and product application are all a part of Pestbans mosquito programs.

To learn more about our Mosquito Control Services please email us at customerservice@pestban.com or call 770-592-1121.

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Holiday Termite & Pest Control – 23 Photos & 86 Reviews …

Posted: April 24, 2019 at 12:46 pm

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We signed up for their routine service approximately one year ago and were hesitant to leave a review because they started off so amazing we were sure the service would get worse over time. Boy were we wrong. This company is amazing! Their customer service is excellent and every technician we’ve had so far has been great (including Leonard who we had today)!! We can’t recommend this company enough. They’re a small business and they don’t spend a lot on advertising which, I imagine, is how they keep their costs down and prices reasonable (awesome for the customer). If you’re considering a pest company, don’t hesitate to go with Holiday! You will not be disappointed. Lastly, I have no affiliation with this company (see my post history, I don’t hold back on reviews).

I called Holiday Pest Control based on the many positive reviews. I must say Iam pleased with the service I received so far. I called this morning to schedule an appointment and Leonard came out to my home the same day. He was pleasant, professional, and informative. He took the time to address my many concerns and answer numerous questions. As of now, I am pleased and impressed with this company. Leonard is scheduled to come back next week to assure all is well. I will give an update to this review after the follow up visit. MJ

You won’t find more honest, thorough, kind and helpful company than these guys. We’ve used them a few times for a rat issue and every time they’ve gone above and beyond.Super fast response times and follow-up. Hate to have to use a pest control company, but if you’re going to use one, these guys are the ones to use!

After trying to control the ant problem in our house with the only result being the ants moved to a different room, we realized that we needed professional help with these little invaders. My husband found Holiday Pest on Yelp and decided to call based on the other reviews. The call center was able to get us on their schedule in the same week at a time that worked for both my husband and I. Leonard is great! After looking around the house, he walked us through the reasons why we were having an ant problem, why the methods we used didn’t work, and the treatment process. He’s very professional and patient (had a fussy / sick toddler at home the same day who kept crying while we were talking). The follow up was thorough. Definitely would use Holiday Termite & Pest Control again!

Honesty in business is not as common as we would like. It is a breathe of fresh air when you come across a business owner who puts integrity first. I had a chance to meet Cleveland a while back and speaking with him recently, I am still amazed with his generosity. Thank you, Cleveland and I wish you much success.

We’ve been using holiday termite and pest control for the past few months. We’ve had a great experience and we will continue to use them every 8 week for maintenance. 5 stars

Almost seven years later, and Holiday Termite and Pest Control is still killing it — literally. The guys that come by every six weeks or so are always so professional, courteous and friendly. We live next to a forest and rarely have any bugs in the house because these guys maintain a force field around our house. It’s an amazing company with top-notch service at a price that is worth every single penny. If you need insect or pest control, call Holiday first. It’s the only call you’ll have to make.

We need bugs. Bugs are good for a lot of things. They are an integral part of the food chain. People eat them, not as much in the U.S. but bugs as a food is pretty popular in some countries. I don’t get it but, to each his own. I’m not eating bugs, period. Bugs are good for farming, they pollinate and some bugs are good as types of pest controls. Birds eat bugs, bats eat bugs, frogs eat bugs, fish eat bugs a lot of animals and stuff eat bugs. Bugs are handy dandy, bugs are kool, bugs are helpful, that is until they come into my house. Once this happens their charm wears off and then I hate them. About a month or so ago we saw some bugs in the house. AAAAHHHHHHH. I’m sure most people don’t like bugs in their house. My wife hates bugs in the house more than me. Once I see a bug or two, I feel like there are a billion more I don’t see. Bugs are sneaky you see.We had a bug company that wasn’t very good. If you have bugs in your house you need a good bug guy. So we dropped that bug company. We never got another one. I guess that’s why we got bugs. My wife did some research (yes using Yelp of course). Holiday has great review and we called them and now we know why they have these great reviews. We now have a contract with them and we couldn’t be happier. They come out every other month to make sure the bugs don’t come back. I don’t want them back ever thank you and I am completely confident these people from Holiday will take good care of us.They are prompt, they keep appointments and are on time. The employees are very nice and knowledgeable and they really know bugs. Since we have a dog ( a beautiful dog btw) they told us when they treat we need to get the dog away for a few hours. I don’t want our dog to end up like the bugs, can’t have that. The final results. The bugs are gone. I don’t think we messed up the food chain by killing off our bugs. There is still plenty of bugs to go around. Thank goodness they aren’t in our house anymore. Thank you Holiday.

Leonard and Josh have got to be 2 of the most professional Pest Control technicians I’ve ever met. Extremely knowledgeable on their craft. Thank you again Holiday Pest Control for what you do.

I have been a Holiday Termite and Pest Contol customer for over two years and their quality of service as well as customer support is second to none. They have treated my interior and exterior regularly (every 2 months… $69) and I have had no pest issues in my house since starting their service. They have also come out for additional pest issues, such as mice in my attic and wood bees nesting in my shed. Both issues were resolved and have not re-emerged. They are treating a termite issue for a tree in my yard next week and I have no doubt that will be resolved effectively as well. I definitely recommend this company to anyone with pest issues in this area. Thank you.

We have been using Holiday Pest for over a year now and we have had nothing but positive experiences. As others have said, everyone is quite knowledgeable and courteous. Their call center is very friendly and accommodating of our schedules. And if we have a tight window of time to work with, they always find a way to make it work. Having little ones and pets at home, every technician that’s come into the house is always cognizant of them and explains all the products they use. They don’t just ask where the problem is and apply product. Each tech we’ve worked with will thoroughly assess the issue, asks pertinent questions regarding when the issue started, what we’ve done so far (if anything) about it, and goes from there. After they leave, be it for an issue we called them for or their bi monthly maintenance, I am always fully satisfied with the work they’ve done and their answers to all of my (and my curious kiddo’s) questions. We’ve worked with other pest control specialist in the past and Holiday Pest surpasses them all by far!

We have been with Holiday for over three years and they always provide excellent service. We had a huge issue with camel crickets when we first moved into our home and Holiday came to the rescue and we no longer have an issue. We have a maintenance agreement (which can be cancelled at anytime) and they routinely come to service the house, but if we have any issues in between services a simple phone call will get them back to the house promptly. For example noticed some wood dust under our kitchen cabinets and Holiday came to look at the issue. Leonard Scott (Holiday representative) provided great service in addressing the issue!

These guys came highly recommended by people I know. What I like is that they really know pest control. Along with all that knowledge, everybody seems to be so friendly! When speaking to them on the phone you can tell right away that you are in good hands. While it turns out that I did not have an immediate need for their services, you can best believe that they will get a call should I do. Major kudos to a well run business!

We had a roach problem in our house and it was spreading throughout our house. We had a dog and did not want to use harsh chemicals or products that might make her sick, so we called Holiday Termite & Pest Control after finding them on Yelp.Setting up an appointment was seamless and after the initial appointment with Scott, our roach population started to die off immediately. In the next couple of weeks, we would have the place bombed, and I have yet to find a live one in the past few weeks when they were daily encounters beforehand. Scott was courteous, timely, and super patient as I continued to ask a series of questions.We plan to use their monthly service to make sure that these problems don’t return. I am so glad we chose Holiday Termite & Pest Control for our roach problem and could not ask for more. Reasonable price, speedy service, and continual support are what makes this company great. Thank you!!!

I send Nicole a picture and a video about the damage. Cleveland replied within minutes and helped me conclude that the damage was likely caused by water infiltration and not termites. He also took the time to explain what type of termites exist in VA. I would definitely engage Holiday Termite & Pest Control in the future.

I have used Holiday many times and they are always prompt and courteous. They always try to find the best way to help you and keep it affordable. I had a huge mouse problem and they came out, FOR FREE, gave me an estimate and worked within my budget. So if you any kind of pest issues be it bugs or mice they can get it taken care of, you can’t go wrong.

I like the fact that Holiday Termite & Pest Control is a small business that does it right. Honesty, in how you do business, is important to me and it shows in how they conduct themselves. I highly recommend them.

We called Holiday Termite when we had a mice problem. It was easy to schedule with them, especially with Saturday appointments. Raymond came to our house, listened, and clearly explained how they’ll take care of the issue. Not only he’s super professional, he’s very pleasant and funny (my kids follow him around when he comes). After the initial consultation, we signed an yearly contract They come every two months to spray around the house and check for any mice activity. They are very flexible with scheduling and everyone there is very pleasant to interact with. I highly recommend Holiday Termite and pests.

I called Cleveland Dixon of Holiday Termite and Pest Control because I didn’t feel my parents in Southern Virginia were getting fair treatment. A local company told them they had termites so they gave them an estimate. My parents also received an Orkin estimate. Both estimates were very different. Cleveland referred me to a company closer to my parents. He said he knew they would give an honest and fair estimate. Much to my surprise and my parents relief, this company found my parents didn’t have termites after all but water damage. Calling Cleveland and ultimately his referral saved my parents hundreds of dollars. I’ve known Cleveland and his company for many years. If you want fair and honest treatment when it comes to pest control for your home, they are the ones to call in the Northern Virginia area.

Mice! Mice! Mice!I was watching TV in my basement one night and out of the left hand corner of my eye I saw a frickin’ mouse run right around the corner. So, I went online to investigate a Pest Control company and after a thorough review I decided on Holiday Pest Control and did I ever make the right decision.Their prices are right in line with everyone else and they came out the next day. We were lucky enough to have Scott come out and not only was he friendly but he was incredibly knowledgeable and he told me why, how and where the mice came in the house and how to get rid of them…for good. Just by looking around our basement Scott noticed a hole in the exposed insulation in the ceiling of our laundry room and he said this was caused from the mice coming inside the house.So, he strategically set up multiple Bait Stations in the basement. We also walked outside around the perimeter of the house and he determined how they were getting inside the house then he set up Bait Stations outside as well.Then, he came back a week later and checked the Bait Stations and I freaked out when I saw how much Bait was eaten! Scott said we obviously had multiple mice instead of the one mouse I originally saw! So, he reset the Bait and came back a week later and none of the Bait was eaten. This means it worked, so he professionally sealed up the openings on the outside of the house. Now, we have no more mice inside and everything is sealed up outside.Scott and the office staff at Holiday really did a fantastic job and I will definitely recommend them to everyone I know.

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Bed Bug Pest Control Services Jacksonville FL | Termite …

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Just hearing about bed bugs is enough to make anyones skin crawl. In our area, occurrences of bed bugs infesting peoples living spaces are still an epidemic. An infestation doesnt only happen from unsanitary or dirty conditions; even the cleanest homes can become a bed bug breeding and feeding grounds. No one can guarantee that bed bugs will never be introduced into their homes and living spaces, and it only takes a few of them to multiply into an itchy, disgusting infestation.

Not only is an infestation unsanitary and uncomfortable, the sleepless victims of these infestations end up with awful, itchy rashes from the bites, and in some people, severe allergic reactions can happen, causing further damage. Desperate families turn to the internet and try home remedies or go to pest control companies that dont have proper bed bug expertise. All of that can be costly and inconvenient, usually to no avail. Or, in the few cases in which the treatment seems successful, they are disappointed to find out later that they had missed some bed bugs, and the cycle starts all over again.

Bug Evictors, Inc offers several services to help with the bed bug epidemic, including the Bed Bug Control Treatment Warranty and the Bed Bug Preventive Warranty.

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April showers bring May termites – tallahassee.com

Posted: April 21, 2019 at 2:47 pm

Benjamin Hottel, Guest columnist Published 2:01 p.m. ET April 18, 2019

Eastern subterranean termite alates on the left and Formosan subterranean termite alate on the right.(Photo: Ben Hottel)

After a few months of cool weather during the winter months, springtime in Tallahassee can be a pleasant time to enjoy the outdoors before the hot and humid summer months arrive.

Even the honey bees are starting to enjoy the nice weather as they are starting to pollinate all of the pretty flowers blooming throughout the city. Unfortunately, there is another insect that is also starting to become active in Tallahassee, the Formosan subterranean termite.

In general, many species of subterranean termites are naturally found in the soil of forests where they feed on fallen trees. To these termites, our wooden houses are a buffet of fallen trees ready to be feasted upon. Subterranean termites cause an estimated $5 billion in damages and repair costs each year in the United States.

Ben Hottel(Photo: Leon County Extension)

These insects work together in colonies like honeybees, do but instead of getting nectar and pollen, they feed on wood. Wood seems a lot less appetizing than feeding on nectar and honey. Like honey bees who have a queen bee and workers, termites have a queen that produces all of the babies and workers to take care of the colony. Unlike honeybees, there are also specialized workers called soldiers who defend the colony from intruders.

Formosan subterranean termites are originally from China and were introduced into the United States in the 1960s. They have been established in Florida since the 1980s. Native species of subterranean termites, such as the Eastern subterranean termite, can cause damage to homes, but the Formosan termites can cause damage much more quickly than these native species.

The Formosan termites have larger colonies and are much more aggressive. If these termites are not eradicated from an infested house, they can destroy the entire house. There have been buildings in Tallahassee and in other areas of Florida that have been demolished because of extensive infestations of Formosan subterranean termites.

There are a few different signs of the presence of subterranean termites in a building. One of the signs that a building has an infestation of termites is the presence of mud tubes running along walls or other support structures in a home.

Subterranean termites like to live in moist environments like the soil and will construct mud tubes wherever they go so that they are constantly in a humid environment. Mud tubes can be found in crawl spaces under the home or even in the interior areas throughout the home. Sometimes mud tubes are hidden inside walls where they are not easily visible.

Because mud tubes are not always easily visible, the termite colony is sometimes able to grow to a large enough size before it is detected. The next sign of termite activity in a home happens when a colony has become mature enough to produce special termites with wings that will potentially become new queens and kings. These special winged termites are called alates. When conditions are right, these alates will swarm out of the colony and try to fly to a new area to start another termite colony. If these termites are from a colony that is in a home, they will swarm inside a house.

It can be pretty surprising to wake up one morning to find hundreds of alates flying inside your home. Once these alates mate, they will clip off their wings before trying to make a new colony. Sometimes you might not notice the alates flying around in your home but will find piles of wings by the window or in other areas of the house where the termites were flying.

Different species of subterranean termites swarm at different times of the year. Native species, such as the Eastern subterranean termites, swarm at the beginning of the year, but Formosan termites will start to swarm in mid-April and will stop swarming at some point in July. Formosan termites are unique from native termite species in that they will swarm at dusk and are attracted to lights.

Homeowners will occasionally leave their garage door open with lights on inside and attract these alates into their garages. The presence of Formosan termites in a garage doesnt necessarily mean your house is infested, but that the termites were attracted into your garage from a neighboring area.

If you discover that you have any of these signs of Formosan or other subterranean termites in your house, it is important that you contact a licensed pest control company to get your house treated. As a special note, many pest control companies in the Southeast United States are starting to not do termite treatments on homes that have spray foam insulation. This spray foam insulation can make your home more difficult to inspect for termite activity and the foam can absorb moisture which termites love.

If you would like to prevent your home from future termite invasions, there are a variety of options that a licensed pest control company can offer. Some companies will even offer contracts to pay for any damage termites cause to your home after a treatment has been performed.

Make sure to read all termite treatment contracts carefully so that your expectations are in line with what the pest control company is offering. Not all contracts will cover damages from Formosan termites. Usually native termite species are covered if they cause future damage in homes.

While all termites play an important role in recycling nutrients of dead trees back into the soil, this natural recycling process isnt welcomed when it also involves our homes. Being proactive in protecting your home from termites can help preserve your home over the course of ownership.

Benjamin Hottel is an Assistant Professor of Urban Entomology at Florida A&M University and is a volunteer writer for UF/IFAS Extension Leon County, an Equal Opportunity Institution. For gardening questions, email the extension office at AskAMasterGardener@ifas.ufl.edu.

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What Do You Do if You See a Termite Swarm?

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Termite Swarms Are a Sign To Get Help

When termites swarm indoors, they will come out of walls or wooden construction (baseboards, door frames, posts, etc.) through small holes. These are called exit holes and were created by worker termites. A termite swarm will last about 30-40 minutes and the swarming termites will fly toward a light source, typically collecting around windows and sliding glass doors. If these termites cannot find soil, they will die in a few hours from dehydration. Often homeowners come home from work to find many dead swarmers (or sometimes just their wings) on window sills, counter tops, around furniture, etc. This is the aftermath of a termite swarm.

Most of the time, a termite swarm is the only time homeowners actually see termites or find out they have termites before damage is discovered. Mature termite colonies will produce winged reproductive termites that will fly off from the colony in great numbers. This is natures way of termites spreading and establishing new colonies. Termite swarms can occur both indoors and outside.

Termites cause an estimated $5 billion in damages in the U.S. every year, according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). For U.S. residences in 2017 alone, termites were responsible for an estimated $1 billion in damage and approximately $30 billion in total damage to U.S. crops and man-made structures. For the average U.S. residence, termite damage could cost you about $3000 or more depending on the amount of inflicted damage and the size of the swarm.

The sunshine states warm, humid climate is the perfect recipe for termite infestations. Understanding the signs of termite activity is critical for home and business owners alike.

Think youve had a swarm in your home? Want to learn more about our Termite Treatment Options? Schedule a free inspection or call us at 1-888-2MASSEY (262-7739).

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Some people prefer to opt for more natural termite control methods when they are viable. Luckily, there are some very effective natural control methods available. One of the more common and popular treatments at the moment is orange oil treatment for termite infestations but it is really only effective for spot treatment of a limited termite infestation.

Termite bait stations are not intended to kill termites immediately. Instead, it is meant to contaminate termites who come in contact with the bait and then rely on the social nature of termites to carry the poison back and spread it to the entire colony. The goal is for it to eventually kill the queen termite since without her the termite colony will perish.

Keep in mind this doesnt happen overnight. It can take up to a year or longer depending on how extensive the infestation is. Another factor that affects the total amount of time from initial contact with the baiting system until the queen termites death is what time of the year the treatment first takes place.

For instance, if the bait system is emplaced in the fall, it will take longer to reach and kill the queen since termites slow down and are less active during winter months. If you emplace the bait systems during the spring, the opposite is true.

Both heat treatment and fumigation are known as whole structure termite treatments and are intended to do as the name implies treat your entire structure!

Whole structure fumigation or heat treatment is usually recommended only after an established drywood termite colony is identified by a professional termite inspection. The other approach besides whole structure termite treatments, would be protective wood treatments, but his is more of a preventative measure than a way to get rid of drywood termites.

Heat treatment, which is sometimes called termite heat fumigation, very similar to fumigation but instead of using fumigant pesticides, it uses heat to kill termites.

Termite specialists set up special heaters to spread hot air through the home, typically between 120 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. To kill drywood termites, the internal temperature of the wood must reach at least 120 degrees Fahrenheit for at least 35 degrees. This is because drywood termites live and take shelter inside wood. A big benefit of heat treatment over fumigation is that heat treatment usually takes less than a day and avoids the need for using fumigants.

There are some risks to heat treatment:

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Posted: April 18, 2019 at 6:48 pm

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In achieving our mission, we promise to use responsible and effective treatments, provide friendly and convenient service, and see the job through to the end. We specialize in Pest and Termite treatment, prevention, and protecting your home or business for years to come.

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