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Termite Control

Wednesday, March 06, 2013 | Mid-Cities Pest Control

Of all household pests, termites are probably the most dreaded by home-owners. This is because the damage brought on by termites actually ranges in the billions of dollars every year. Most of us are aware that termites feast on wood, but we can be shocked to realize they also damage books, paper, insulation, and believe it or not, even swimming pool liners and filtration systems. Termites will attack living trees and shrubs, causing damage and injury to them, but more often they are a secondary invader of woody plants that are already in a vulnerable state of decline. When thousands of winged termites are discovered in your home, it’s not only just an expensive problem; it’s one that can be an emotionally trying experience. Our largest investments, in most cases, are our homes. The thought of a pest quietly feasting on that investment can take its toll.

Consequently, termite control is an extremely important issue for home-owners and business owners alike. Eliminating termites from your investment is not as simple as reading an article, it does require unique skills. There are specific areas in a structure where termites are likely to gain entrance. Unfortunately, these entry points are hidden and quite tricky to access. Because of this, someone who has knowledge of building construction is going to be needed to identify the termites’ entry areas.

Termite control requires specialized equipment like masonry drills, pumps, large-capacity tanks and soil treatment rods. Not quite the typical tools we have laying around in our garage. A common treatment might utilize hundreds of gallons of a liquid pesticide. It is injected into the ground right next to the foundation, underneath concrete slabs and inside foundation walls.

In conclusion, termite control is going to be a job limited to professionals. Quick fixes and do-it-yourself treatments sold in retail stores, or over the internet, will most likely leave you with frustration, expense, and remaining infestation. The key is to hire a reputable pest control firm employing experienced, conscientious technicians.

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