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Formosan Termites – How to Kill and Get Rid of Formosan Termites

Posted: September 23, 2017 at 9:46 am

Formosan Termite Distribution Map

Formosan Termites can be found in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and most of the gulf coast states. They are especially heavily populated in parts of Louisiana and Mississippi. They have been found as far north as Dallas, Texas as as far west as Southern California.

Formosan Termites are like most subterranean termites in regards to their appearance. They have 3 forms workers, soldiers and alates (swarmers). However, identification only requires the study of the alates and soldiers. The Formosan Termite alate is .5 -.6 inches long with a yellowish-brown body. The Formosan Termite soldier is identified by its head, which is a teardrop shape and orange-brown in color.

The soldiers have white bodies and curved mandibles. A unique quality about them is that they will secrete a milky white substance from their head when they attack. Another important fact regarding all Formosan Termites is that their wings are covered in hairs..

Formosan Termites are a specific species of Subterranean Termite. They have been called the super termite due to the fact that they are more aggressive and destructive than their relatives.

It has been reported that Formosan Termites are responsible for nearly $2 billion in yearly property damage. In the United States, they are commonly found in the following Southern States Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. However, they have also been found in Arizona, Hawaii, Texas and California as well.

While Formosan Termites cause many problems for residents in the United States every year, they did not originate from here. This species is believed to have originated from Eastern Asia, or more specifically, Taiwan and southern China.

Formosan Termites swarm in the spring and summer months. They often swarm at night. The alates will shed their wings after flight and find a safe place to mate (moist wood) and begin their colony by laying eggs. Mature colonies of Formosan Termites can have anywhere from 1-10 million termites within them. However, it generally takes between 3 and 5 years for a colony to mature.

Once a Formosan colony is mature, the damage it can cause can be massive. It has been reported that mature colonies can cover one or more acres of land and go through roughly 13 ounces of wood in a single day. At this rate, a single colony of Formosan Termites can destroy a wooden structure in approximately three months.

Like all termite species, Formosan Termites feed on wood and paper products due to the amount of cellulose these objects contain. However, they have also been known to attack over 50 plant species and even some non-cellulose items including asphalt, plastic, mortar, rubber, creosote and soft metals when looking for moisture and new food sources.

The nests that Formosan Termites create are called carton nests. These nests are made of saliva, chewed wood and excrement. Most of these nests are created within structures that the termites have hollowed out or used as a food source.

What makes Formosan Termites different from Native Subterranean Termites is the fact that they will make carton nests out of the wood that resemble packed cardboard inside a wall. It is not uncommon to find entire walls full of the “carton” material.

As the super termite, Formosan Termites arent very particular about where they live. Their only requirements are that it is somewhere close to food and moisture. While the majority of the colonies are found in places close to the ground, there have been some found in aerial areas as well. Formosan Termites have been found in tree trunks, logs, wooden beams, utility poles, piers, foam insulation, under porches and many other places where moisture is readily available. It is also not uncommon to find them in crawl spaces, foundation crevices, attics and beneath sinks.

When looking for Formosan Termites look for the common infestation signs. These include large swarms of alates in the Spring and Summer evenings, hollow sounding wood, mud tubes or carton nests inside walls.

Winged formosan Termite Alates (swarmers) (left).They are much lighter in color and much largerthan typical subterranean termites pictured onthe right. Size – up to 3/4 inches long

Formosan Termites are controlled by the same methods as Drywood Termites when they are in wood not in contact with the ground. Where there is ground contact, structural changes and or modification to eliminate moisture may be necessary, together with ground treatment as recommended for subterranean termites.

There are termiticides and baits such as the Hex Pro Termite Baiting System have been successful at getting rid of Formosan Termites, as well as other termite species. Bora Care can be used as a wood treatment to help prevent Formosan termite infestations. Termidor does a good job as a soil treatment but care should be taken to avoid contamination of water sources.

The most common way to apply these termiticides is by applying it in trenches that go around the infested structure and/or foaming it into the walls. If the structure is on a slab or cement foundation, it may be necessary to drill into the foundation slab and inject the termiticide beneath it.

The termite baits such as the Hex Pro Termite Baiting System that are being used to control termites have less chemicals than the other methods do, making them more consumer-friendly and a popular choice as well.

One of the most common forms of treatment used against formosan termites is fumigation. Vikane is a popular fumigant used by pest control companies to fumigate for Formosan Termites. However, unless your soil has been treated, fumigating the home will not keep Formosan Termites from returning. It can be a successful treatment if youve found nests trapped in structures, but the general rule is that the soil needs to be properly treated before fumigation will work. The bottom line on Formosan termite control is that the nest has be found and removed if inside the wall of the structure.

Complete removal of the carton nest and then treatment using Bora Care, Optigard Flex, Termidor or Premise should then be made to the entire area. If elimination of the carton nest is not practical, then the use of Hex Pro Termite Baiting System and complete soil treatment is highly recommended. We sell several termite baiting kits for Formosan Termite control. The control you obtain with these kits depends on how large the colony size is, where it is located, and how much moisture is inside the walls of the structure. If a soil treatment can be made successfully, then termite baiting may not be necessary. But in cases where the Formosan Termites are deeply embedded inside the walls of structure, and removal of their nest (walls) is not practical, a termite baiting system such as Hex Pro Termite Baiting System (Sentricon) may be the only choice.

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Termite Traps, Bait and Control – Termitrust | Termitrust

Posted: September 6, 2017 at 5:44 pm

Our helpful and courteous technicians are trained in termite biology, breeding habits and the latest and most effecive treatments.Weare fully licensed and trained in the safe applicationof all treatments, which are carried our in accordance with Australian standards. Onlyproducts approved by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) and/or Government Authorities are used.

Most importantly we know termites in your local area.We have pest technicians on the ground in the following key locations and other surrounding regions:

QLD -Brisbane,Gold Coast,Sunshine Coast,Logan,Caboolture,Ipswich,Toowoomba,Cairns,Rockhampton&MackayNSW -Sydney,Central Coast,Newcastle,Hunter,Port Macquarie,Coffs Harbour,Dubbo,Tamworth&Canberra (ACT)VIC -MelbourneWA -Perth,Joondalup,Mandurah,Bunbury,Busselton&South WestSA -Adelaide

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These treatments are commonly used as a preventive measure to deter termite entry into a home and also to provide ongoing protection after activity has been discovered and treated.

A liquid termiticide is directly applied through a wand to exposed soil next to external walls of your home. In areas where there is paving, concrete or other hard surfaces the chemical is injected through drill holes.

Certain types of termiticides provide a deterrent to termite entry. Other types are undetectable by termites but the chemical stays with termites which leads to either a large reduction in numbers or elimination of the colony.

The chemicals do break down over time. To remain effective the soil will need resprayed at least every 5 years.

These systems provide an alternative to the handspraying of termiticides. The chemical is delivered into the soil through a pipe buried in the soil next to outside walls. The pipe is charged with termiticide at controlled rates from a manifold. Specifically designed emitters in the pipe evenly distribute the chemical along the system.

This type of treatmentis most practical when installed before outside decking, paving or concrete are laid. This way the soil can be retreated in future years without disruption to these areas.

Every home is different and Termitrust pest technicians are very experienced with designing and installing reticulation installations to suit your situation.

We only use products which have a proven record of effectiveness in stopping termites and our installations are to exact specifications.

In most situations, the initial installation will cost more than handspraying but there is less chemical used at retreatment time. Retreatmentcosts are comparable to handspraying, if not cheaper.

Non-chemical, termite monitoring and baiting stations are used both when there is current termite activity and as a longer term preventive measure.

Termite stations, such as those pictured above, are placed at 3 metre intervals in the soil around the perimeter of the home. They contain timber which attracts termites into the station. Once there are active termites in the stations, they are a fed a non-poisonous growth inhibitor which is passed throughout the colony. The growth inhibitor restricts the ability of the colony to develop and feed itself, leading to itseventual destruction.

External baiting options include above ground stations, in ground stations and in concrete stations depending on where termite activity is present.

Following the initial installation, the stations should be checked and monitored for termite activity on a regular basis.

Termite baiting and monitoring stations are generally a higher initial cost option. The do however havethe advantage of being non-poisonous andgive theability to check termite activity and eventually eliminate it.

These treatments are an option used to kill active termites and are generally only used where they are present outside of a house. They have an immediate impact on the termites but are not a substitute for an effective external perimeter treatment.

Spot treatments use an approved liquid termiticide which is directly applied to or injected on the active termites. The impact is immediate. They can be used when termites are in garden beds, tree stumps or trees.

In most situations they are the lowest cost method of treating termites. We however will always also recommend a full termite protection plan in order to minimise the risk of further termite activity.

Dusting of termite activity is a very traditional treatment method and relies on the skill of the pest controller. Not all pest control companies offer this service. To be effective it requires large number of termites and many treatments over a period of time.

The dust or powder is toxic to termites and is applied through a puffer direct into the activity. The concept is to slowly kill the termites whilstallowing the dust to be passed on throughout the colony.

Once the activity has ceased, dusting is not a stand-alone treatment and should be used in conjunction with other termite treatments. Costs will vary greatly and arevery much dependent on the situation.

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Fumigation Service Market Projected to Breed Steadily for Comprehensive Insights 2015 – 2025 – Digital Journal

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Future Market Insights has announced the addition of the Fumigation Service Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment 2015 – 2025″ report to their offering.

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Valley Cottage, NY — (SBWIRE) — 09/04/2017 — Fumigation is a process of controlling pest through gaseous pesticide. Fumigation service market has shown a substantial growth and is expected to demonstrate a significant growth over the forecast period. Growing demand for controlling pest and increasing health concern as is driving the market growth.

Global fumigation service market is segmented on the basis of application which include ants, bed bugs, cockroaches, termites, beetles, flies, wasp and others (moths and mites). Among all these segment bed bugs is expected to account for major market share in terms of revenue followed by termites and flies.

Fumigation Service Market Segmentation

Global fumigation service market is also segmented on the basis of type which includes natural fumigation and artificial fumigation. Artificial fumigation service is expected to account for the highest market share in terms of value. High percentage of the consumers are using artificial fumigation which is attributed to the segment growth during the forecast period. However natural fumigation segment in fumigation service market is expected to exhibit highest growth over the forecast period. IncreasiRequest For Report Sample@ng demand for natural and ecofriendly products among the consumers across the globe is expected to support the growth of natural fumigation segment in fumigation service market over the forecast period.

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Furthermore, global fumigation service market is also segmented on the basis of end user which includes commercial and residential. Among both of these segment commercial segment is expected to contribute major share in terms of revenue. Due to rising health concern and to maintain healthy work environment is expected to drive the commercial segment growth in fumigation service market over the forecast period. Residential segment is also expected to account for substantial growth over the forecast period. Growing awareness about pest services and improved standard of living is expected to contribute to the growth of residential segment over the forecast period. Moreover, increasing concern to protect crops from getting destroyed from these pest is also expected to support the growth of commercial segment during the forecast period. Commercial segment is further sub segmented as transportation services (containers), warehouse, farm/field, corporate offices and hospitality industry. It is expected that transportation service (containers) to be the major sub segment in terms of value contribution. Increased concern of importer and exporter to save their goods is expected to drive the growth of transportation service (container) segment in fumigation service market.

Globally, North America is expected to occupy the major position on the pie in terms of revenue in fumigation service market. In the region the U.S. is expected to account for major market share during the forecast period. This is due to the stricter federal and state regulations for commercial segment across the country. Moreover, emerging economies such as Asia Pacific, Latin America is expected to show lucrative business opportunities for fumigation services. This is because these region possess warmer climate which is suitable condition for pest to grow.

Fumigation Service Market Drivers

Increasing health issues and strict regulatory requirements especially in hospitality industry and food sector is expected to contribute to the market growth during the forecast period. Moreover rising awareness regarding the availability of fumigation services coupled with improved standard of living especially in emerging economies is expected to fuel the growth of fumigation service market during the forecast period. In addition, continuous launch of eco-friendly products and bio-pesticides is also expected to drive the demand of fumigation service market in the near future.

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Fumigation Service Market Key Players

Global fumigation service market is highly fragmented and dominated by large number of local players. Some of the major players operating in fumigation service market includes AlwaysEco Inc, EcO? B.V, Fumigation Services, Rentokil Initial plc, Flick Anticimex, Presto-X, WESTERN FUMIGATION, Alpha Fumigation Services Ltd among others.

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Columnist Christie Moulton: Impressions of Vietnam, a half century after the war – GazetteNET

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I found myself far from my New England home during July, crawling on my hands and feet through an intricate tunnel system built during the war in Vietnam. At just over 3 feet high, the Cu Chi tunnels are narrow, dark and humid.

I was leading a group of 12 American teenagers spending a month in Vietnam in an educational exchange program sponsored by the Experiment in International Living, based in Brattleboro, Vermont. That day we experienced a tiny slice of the reality of the American War that raged in Vietnam a half century earlier. Our guide was Chanh, the son of a Viet Cong soldier who helped build the tunnels in the 1950s and 1960s.

The Cu Chi tunnels, northwest of Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), are now part of a war memorial park and some areas are open to visitors who experience how North Vietnamese soldiers and their Viet Cong supporters moved beneath the jungles of what was then South Vietnam. The Cu Chi tunnels are part of a vast networkstarted during the war for independence from France and expanded during the American War.

The deepest tunnels are over 30 feet below ground, used when the bombing was the worst. The tunnels led to caves for meetings, hospital care, wells, and out to the river so that Viet Cong soldiers could swim to escape. The tunnels were ventilated with bamboo poles camouflaged inside imitation termite nests.

Chanh took us to a section of the tunnels not open for general visitors. We crawled through about a quarter-mileof tunnels that had not been expanded to make them more navigable for tourists. It was pitch dark and home to bats and every insect imaginable. We all emerged sweaty with hearts pounding. We could only imagine the impact for soldiers who used the tunnel system, some for 20 years.

The tunnels were heavily bombed by the United States and Chanh told us that out of the 16,000 Viet Cong soldiers who fought in the Cu Chi area, 12,000 died during the war, 3,000 were injured, and 1,000 survived.

Everyone we met in Vietnam had a family member impacted by the war whether they fought, went into hiding or emigrated and war stories are a part of growing up here. Chanh lost many family members during the war and his pride for their service was evident.

Neverthless, Chanh said he had no negative feelings toward Americans. Like so many of the Vietnamese people we met, he is forgiving of Americans separating us from the war waged by the United States government. The deaths, injuries and destruction resulting from the American War are preserved in museums like the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City. On display there area reproduced war prison where Viet Cong soldiers were held, photos of people with defects caused by Agent Orange, images of people burned by napalm, and photos and narratives by Vietnamese people describing the ransacking or bombing of their villages.

The museumstands in stark contrast to the welcoming generosity we received from host families eagerly willing to share their daily lives with us.

They accepted us into their homes like one of the family, cooking us their favorite dishes, patiently helping us with Vietnamese and taking us to see their favorite places. As I reflect on that experience, I think about how I can be more helpful and welcoming to people new to my country.

One warm July morning, just after sunrise, our group rode bicycles through the narrow streets of Ben Tre, part of the Mekong Delta in Vietnam. We ducked under palm branches, teetered over bridges, and dodged small dogs and roosters. One student even fell into an irrigation canal, leaving her muddy but uninjured.

The only thing I knew about our destination was that we would see an impressive pottery collection. Ch Su was our host. One of 13 children, he fought in the South Vietnamese Army and escaped the war without being wounded. As part of the reeducation program after the war, Su said he was checked on periodically for about five years but otherwise resumed a quiet civilian life.

He has a coconut farm and taught us to climb a palm tree using only twine. Sus home and land are like a museum for the ceramics collection that has been passed down in his family for seven generations. From teapots to jugs to Buddha statues, his collection is stunning and contains a lifetime of stories.

Su maintains a beautiful Buddhist altar for all his ancestors, lighting incense every morning. He graciously welcomed us into his home, served us fresh coconuts and green tea, laughed with us, and told us proudly about his three grown children who live several hours away in Ho Chi Minh City.

Among the lasting impacts of the war are the children still being born with birth defects in the areas most heavily sprayed with Agent Orange, the toxic herbicide used as a defoliant during the war. The dioxin can still be found in groundwater. Though the numbers of birth defects decrease with each generation, the impact is still real and horrific for some families.

Though we we will never know what species were totally wiped out due to the devastation of Agent Orange, one area that has been revived is the Can Gio Mangrove Forest, a biosphere reserve southeast of Ho Chi Minh City. We saw photos of the forest in that area decimated by Agent Orange. After 40 years of reforestation efforts, the Can Gio Mangrove Forest has been restored to 100 percent of the acreage that it covered before the war.

The mangroves, wetlands, salt marshes, mud flats and sea grasses there today perform an important ecological function. The forest is known as the green lungs of Ho Chi Minh City because it absorbs carbon dioxide and other pollutants.

That is among the ways that Vietnam has recovered beautifully from the war, but most meaningful to me was the warmth extended by the Vietnamese people to American visitors. Its a powerful thing to be welcomed into a country that my own had been at war with some five decades ago.

It was important to me, a 30-year-old American, to learn more about the war that so deeply impacted my parents generation from the Vietnamese perspective. To have walked, crawled and biked through areas that had been war zones is particularly meaningful at a time when memories of the war surely will be stirred again with the broadcast of The Vietnam War documentary in the United States.

The Vietnam War, a 10-part, 18-hour documentary directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, premieres on PBS at 8 p.m. Sept. 17. A one-hour abridged version of the series will be shown at the Academy of Music in Northampton at 4 p.m. Sept. 10, followed by a panel discussion.

Christie Moulton, a teacher in Vermont, is a 2004 graduate of Northampton High School. She is the daughter of the Gazettes Opinion editor, Stanley Moulton of Northampton, and Sharon Moulton, of Leeds.

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Giving air to earthworms and termites – Farm Weekly

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THE humble earthworm and termite took the spotlight in Precision Agronomics Australia director Quenten Knights talk last week.

Addressing the topic of Increasing N-use efficiency in CTF, Mr Knight was quick to point out there was more available soil nitrogen (N) and more ammonium nitrogen in a CTF system than a conventionally-cropped system.

While the subject matter was not well researched, he said there had been demonstrable data obtained from trial work by his company.

On the South Coast, earthworms are the major contributor to what we have found is a 50 to 60 per cent increase in available nitrogen from CTF systems, Mr Knight said.

Termites also are great contributors in other parts of the Wheatbelt.

According to Mr Knight, earthworms can produce castings equivalent to their own weight, every day.

So 100 earthworms in a square metre can produce the equivalent of 10 units of N, he said.

Typically, earthworm castings have a high N concentration than surrounding soil.

Earthworms are known also to increase nitrogen mineralisation through a direct and indirect symbiotic relationships with the microbial community (Mycorrhiza).

Termites also can show nitrogen conversion efficiencies exceeding 100pc.

In South Coast trials, we have seen earthworm tunnelling dramatically reduced in compacted soils, Mr Knight said.

In contract on one farm using a CTF system, there were an estimated 10.4 million earthworms a hectare or 1040 a square metre, producing an equivalent 104 kilograms a hectare of N.

Of course the context of Mr Knights talk related to a well-balanced farming system with a focus on diversity and enhancing soil, particularly with oxygen.

A lot of compacted soils are depleted of oxygen, he said.

Deep ripping helps to re-introduce oxygen and plant available oxygen is helping to reduce wide scale water-logging and soil biology returns (along with earthworms and termites).

Theres an old adage that goes look after Mother Nature and shell look after you.

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Commissioners scratch for answer to bed bug problem – Salina Journal

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By Jean Kozubowski Salina Journal

Bed bugs.

Just the thought makes some people itch.

They bite, and the bites can form red, itchy welts. Scratch a bite enough and it can become infected.

Bed bugs are classified as a public health pest. However, Saline County Health Department Director Jason Tiller told county commissioners Tuesday that since bed bugs dont spread disease, they are not considered a public health threat.

Bed bugs are small as small as a quarter of an inch reddish-brown, disc-shaped bugs that often hide in fabrics, along seams. You might not see them, but you might see small black specks that are evidence that bed bugs are around.

You can bring them home from hotels and motels, public transportation, theater seats or friends homes, Tiller said. The most frequent cause of infestation is used furniture and second-hand clothes and toys, he said.

At last week’s county commission meeting, Larry Mattison, of New Cambria, told county commissioners he had 10 to 12 cases of bed bugs in his rentals in the past year. He was frustrated, he said, because when people move to another house or apartment, they just move the bed bugs with them.

He left a mattress on the curb with a note warning people not to take it because it was infested, and someone took it, he told commissioners Tuesday.

As long as its not treated, its just going to get worse, Mattison said. Right now, its all falling on the landlords. There must be a way to track them.

Problem worsening

Treating an infestation costs $700 to $1,500, Mattison said.

A couple of local exterminators agree with Mattison.

Jason Hutchinson, of Smolan, representing World Pet Control and Sunflower Services, attended Tuesdays commission meeting. She said the bed bug problem keeps getting worse.

Right now, its mushroomed, Hutchinson said. It has been exponential in its growth.

Its getting progressively worse, said Mark Hassman, of Hassman Termite and Pest Control, by phone. Some landlords are getting hit hard.

Eleven years ago, he said, he hadnt seen any bed bugs for decades. Now, Hassman said, he sees them several times a day.

The consensus was there are no easy answers.

No ordinances

Tiller said he searched for and could not find any county, city or state ordinances concerning bed bugs, except for two from the Department of Agriculture. He couldnt find much searching other states laws; some didnt mention bed bugs.

What role do we have in this? asked Commission Chairman Monte Shadwick.

Cleanliness doesnt help, Tiller said; prevention is important.

Education is key

Public education is better at stopping or slowing the spread of bed bugs, Tiller said. He has posted information and links to websites for the Centers for Disease Control, Environmental Protection Agency and Kansas Department of Health and Environment on the county health departments website,

He said it’s important that when people travel, they use a flashlight to search the upholstery and bedding, and use a soft-side suitcase. When they return home, they should put the suitcase and all of their clothes in a hot clothes dryer for at least 20 minutes. Heat kills the bugs.

Second-hand clothes and toys should receive the same dryer treatment.

Public education seems to be the next step, Shadwick said. We can continue to look and see whats out there.

Tiller said he would talk with city officials about getting information out to the public, perhaps with monthly utility bills.

Commissioner Bob Vidricksen summed up the feeling in the room: Ten years ago you didnt hear much about this. Its got me spooked pretty good.

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Take On This Termite Season With Able Pest Management, A Local Honolulu Pest Removal Company – PR Web (press release)

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Honolulu, HI (PRWEB) September 06, 2017

As summer is officially underway, Hawaii has begun experiencing the familiar troubles of termite season. Able Pest Management LLC, a licensed and certified pest removal company in Oahu, is offering free estimates and termite inspections using the latest technologies, detecting termites with moisture and motion sensors, along with safe prevention/elimination treatments like the Sentricon System and Termidor:

John Baraquio, founder of Able Pest Management LLC, says, Its important to recognize signs of termite infestation. Check for mud trails outside the wood in piles, hollow-sounding wood or papery wings near windows. He adds, We control both subterranean and drywood termites, but the subterranean termites are harder to detect and causes more damage. The Sentricon and Termidor are safe and effective ways to handle them.

Able Pest Management LLC also offers a 24-hour termite inspection policy clients and escrow companies receive a report within 24 hours of the inspection. Baraquio says, Termite inspection reports are usually required by lenders before real estate transactions can continue. Many companies take as long as three to four days to submit an inspection report, which delays closings for properties and causes an inconvenience to all parties. At Able Pest Management, we guarantee youll receive the report within 24 hours.

Able Pest Management has been serving residential and commercial properties around the island since April 2000, safely removing all manner of pests including termites, mice, rats, ants and cockroaches. We pride ourselves in building strong relationships with our valued customers, making sure they have peace of mind knowing that their pest problems are taken care of, says Baraquio.

To schedule a free estimate from a termite specialist today, or to learn more about Able Pest Management LLC, visit, or call (808) 953-2253.

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Committed to absolute protection from pests, Able Pest Management is proud to represent high quality pest control in Honolulu, HI. We specialize in several services, including the inspection and extermination of: termites, bed bugs, roaches, ants, fleas and ticks, spiders, bees and wasps, rodents, and more. Our dependable extermination methods produce effective results, and we will protect your home or business against the threat of unwelcome pests. Call us today at (808) 953-2253 or visit us at for more information.

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The Average Cost of Termite Treatment | Termite Treatment And …

Posted: September 5, 2017 at 12:47 pm

Termites are a common household pest that have the potential to cause a lot of damage. Fortunately, there are a number of different ways to combat a termite infestation, making the average cost of termite treatment relatively low. The cost of removing termites from your home depends on several factors, including the size of the infestation and how much damage the termites have already caused. Here are some things that might affect overall termite treatment costs.

There are many different types of termites, some of which provide unique challenges for exterminators trying to remove them from a property. Some termites live directly on the wood that provides them with food, but others live in large underground colonies. Wood-dwelling termites are generally easier to detect and their nests are easier to locate. However, they tend to cause more structural damage to a home more quickly than subterranean termites. Subterranean termites are more difficult to find and exterminate, but it takes time for them to cause significant damage to a structure.

There are several different types of treatments available for killing termites, including putting up a chemical barrier to keep termites from entering the house, laying down bait to poison the termite colony, and fumigating with heat or cold to kill the termites. Depending on the type and extent of the termite infestation, one or more of these methods may not be feasible. Chemical barriers are generally the least expensive form of treatment, while fumigation is the most expensive. Poison baiting generally lies somewhere in the middle. Since the house is often not safe for people and pets during the fumigation process, the price of alternative accommodations often makes fumigation the least cost-effective means of termite removal.

The average cost of termite treatment only increases with time, as termites are allowed to burrow more deeply and cause more damage. If you suspect termites in your home, call for your free home inspection as soon as possible. To schedule an inspection with the experts at Action Termite Control, call (877) 556-4131 today.

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Termite Treatment – The Big Green K

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The Charlotte Treatment Plan (this includes areas around Charlotte)

We will schedule a date and time, that is convenient for you, to perform the termite treatment. Our termite treatment includes creating a trench around the foundation of your home. Once the trench is ready, we will apply the appropriate termiticide within the trench. Any areas that have “live termite” activity will require drilling and treatment. Some cases may require substntial drilling of piers, voids, slab, and/or front stoops. Additional trenching under the home may also be required, depending on the circumstance.

A trained termite technician will do the work and it will be backed by a warranty that can be renewed each year to keep the termite protection on your home. In addition, our office personnel and field managers are always available to help answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Killingsworth Environmental is one of the leading Charlotte termite companies in North and South Carolina. We proudly offer Concord, Denver, Indian Trail, Matthews, Mooresville, Rock Hill, Gastonia and Charlotte termite control services and exceptional customer care.

Simply complete the FREE INSPECTION form on this page or call our office. Killingsworth will come out to your home and do a FREE Charlotte termite inspection and quote in writing. We will evaluate your termite situation and plan a course of treatment that fits your particular termite control needs.

Contact Killingsworth for Charlotte termite treatment (and all of the surrounding areas)

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Letter: New construction – Charleston Post Courier

Posted: at 12:47 pm

I would like to make a prediction. After working in the termite and pest control business for over 42 years and observing the type of condo and apartment construction springing up around the tri-county area, I believe there is trouble ahead.

Some of the buildings have flat roofs with very little roof overhang. There are three- and four-story wood-framed buildings with stucco on top of foam, OSB, (oriented sand board) or plywood wall sheathing.

Some of the buildings have faulty grade levels from the start. which will only get worse over time. Siding in contact with the ground is also conducive to termites. Minimum pretreatment standards (with a boric acid treatment only in most cases) is not going to be effective.

My prediction is that due to water intrusion and Formosan termites, many of these buildings will be destroyed. The builders will be long gone.

I dont think the architects and builders have a clue as to how bad it will be. I am amazed that this type of construction is still common. I feel sorry for the people who buy into the projects and will get stuck holding the bag.

Charlie E. Ledford

North Edgewater Drive


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