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Termite Control Methods, Techniques, and Prevention

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April 12, 2017

Termites can be a real problem during this time of year. Since we’re starting to accumulate so much rain, it is not too rare to find termite marking throughout your home. That is why it is very important to take action and take control to prevent further damage. Identifying termites and the damage they’ve done is the first step to stopping them. And when it comes to pest control, Richie Bozarjian is the man to call in the North Shore. Learn more ways to prevent termites and how to successfully prevent them expertise from Boz Pest Control.

Boz Pest Control and Termite Prevention Methods

Here at Boz Pest Control we know how important it is to diffuse a termite situation. It is never easy getting rid of termites in your home, which is why we take precautionary steps to controlling the infestation. Termites can cause thousands of dollars in damage each year due to feeding primarily on wood. And not only that, but they can damage infestation as well and filtration systems. That is why it is so important to call a pest control expert such as Richie Bozarjian right away to control the situation. With uses of products such as Termidor, Boz Pest Control takes safe steps to getting rid of termites near your home.

Why Termite Infestations Occur from March-June

Spring is usually the time of year where large numbers of winged termites, also known as “swarmers,” emerge inside homes. Termites tend to swarm to disperse and start new colonies, which can effectively damage your soil and your home. Triggered by warm temperature and rainfall, winged termites emerge from their colonies and fly through the air. Swarmers drop to the ground thereafter, shed their wings, pair off with a mate, and attempt to construct new colonies in the soil. A few other swarmers will emerge outdoors and start their own colonies as well. If you find swarmers within your home, then that is clearly an indication of an infestation.

Treating Termites in Your Home

Getting rid of termites in your home requires special skills. A knowledge of how the home is built through construction is beneficial. This will help identify the critical areas where termites are likely to enter. Most of the time, termites enter areas through points of entry that are hidden and difficult to access. They’ll also create what is called a “mud tunnel” where termites build a tunnel from the ground or along the foundation of your home, and travel in and out of the tunnel to get to your wood. It helps them maintain moisture and enter through holes that you wouldn’t typically notice within or outside your home. That is why Boz Pest Control utilizes Termidor, a children and pet friendly pesticide that is injected into the soil along the foundation. It may also be injected beneath concrete slabs; however, termite treatment is job for professionals.

Preventing Potential Termite Infestations

Other than using Termidor, one way to identify a potential termite infestation is to look for mud tunnels. Inspect your property for swarmers who might be living in the soil already or under large rocks. Also, patio rocks and beneath stone walkways are also other potential locations. Physically check the structure of your basement as well, including the foundation and window sills that are closest to the ground. Follow cracks throughout your home and sub-plates of your home’s foundation. 12-15 years ago, termite prevention use to include a repellent that made termites retreat. However, that old repellent would ruin soil and dry out, so termites would use the dead soil to enter a home. Nowadays, Termidor is the most effective solution, considered to be 99.9% effective. Especially for swarming, you could potentially see up to 100 termites at a time. That is why is it important to take precautionary measures.

How Long Should Termite Prevention Last?

All liquid termiticides, such as Termidor, are expected to control termites for at least five years. When it is applied correctly and injected into the soil, this is usually the case. However, there are factors that constitute how long termite prevention may last. Thoroughness of the application, environmental condition, and the number of termites in the area may get in the way of termite-free years. And this is not because termiticide in ineffective; usually it is because termites found an untreated gap in the liquid barrier that allows them to make their way through.

Stay ahead and prevent any potential termite infestations – call Richie the Bug Man at Boz Pest Control today for help!

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