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Posted by on Nov 25, 2015 in Pest Control |

Effective Pest Maintenance Treatments for Termites that Completely Eradicates the Pests and Prevents Reinfestation

Effective Pest Maintenance Treatments for Termites that Completely Eradicates the Pests and Prevents Reinfestation

No one would ever think a tiny insect like a termite can cause so much damage to a building. Termites cause a broader range of damage to buildings yearly than hurricanes, windstorms, and tornadoes put together. They’re silent and hidden, causing damage that can go unnoticed for years. They eat away at interior walls causing parts of a building structure to disappear. Any building that’s constructed with wooden parts is at risk. Deterrents and barriers can be installed in new construction to prevent infestations.

Building structures attract dry wood and subterranean termites. Like ants, termites live in tight-knit colonies and work together in an orderly fashion. Subterranean termites live underground. They survive using nutrients in the soil. Cellulose is the one thing they need for sustainment that they can’t find in the soil. They will enter nearby building structures to find cellulose to feed on. Drywood termites, on the other hand, need no resources from the outdoors to live. They can nest in walls and floors and survive their whole lives there. Termites might live in a building if blistering is seen on the surface of wood. Their waste looks like sawdust and would be seen on floors and windowsills. An infestation may or may not show signs. Pest control technicians can inspect a building to know for sure.

Pest Maintenance Treatments for termites vary, depending on the species and where they are located at the site of the building. The most appropriate type of treatment is determined based on the unique infrastructure of the building and where the pests found their way in. Pest Maintenance Treatments have a variation of solutions that kill termites and stop them from returning.

The owners of buildings with termites should be aware of things that attract them. Wood that sits on the land near the structure for extended periods of time can attract termites. Chances are that wood sitting outside has absorbed moisture that the insects thrive on. They may feed on that wood and, eventually, find their way into the building closest to it. A building that accumulates standing water around the perimeter in storms could be at higher risk for an intrusion. A drainage system or inclination that sends water away from the structure is a good solution. Call Bowman Termite and Pest Management LLC for service. You can also follow them on Instagram.