HELP….FLYING TERMITES!!! IS MY HOME FALLING APART???

Termites eat everything cellulose from your main support beams down to your baseboard trim. They can be found at ground level all the way to the attic. Termites are also one of the toughest to detect and iradicate because Subterranean Termites live in the soil below the frost line. Termites aren’t just going to go away either, the earliest fossils are approx. 120 million years old. Just like ants, termites are social insects which basically means they work together and share tasks within the colony.

Subterranean Terminites

Termites are usually found when they “swarm”, this usually happens between March – May. Swarming Termites is a sign of a nearby mature colony.  You have male and female swarmers. The female swarmers will eventually become  queens.Termite mud tubes are also a way to spot activity. These tubes are built to protect the termites. Other then these signs, termites usually go undetected until the damage is found. Preventative measures can be done to help keep them away. Wood soil contact should be avoid, proper drainage should be in place (gutters).

Mulch should be away from the structure, these are some examples of preventative maintenance.

Termite Advance monitors can be installed to help monitor and destroy colonies on the property. Basically a monitor is a plastic capsule with a cellulose attraction inside. Nature’s way Pest Control will insert the stations  in the soil approx. every 10 feet around the structure. Termites eat the cellulose so over time they will eventually find the stations and the colony will then be eliminated. Nature’s Way Pest Control will inspect the stations on a regular basis. The Termites will eventually eat the bait and be destroyed.

If Termites are already present within the structure the best thing to do is call Nature’s Way Pest Control for a free Termite inspection.

Termite Swarmers

Termite treatments can be very in depth, a detailed inspection will be provided. Termite baits alone without a liquid application is not recommended. The reason is it may take them a while to “hit” the monitors and in the mean time the damage will continue. You may also wan to look into our Pest Control Insulation, which attacks many other crawling insects including cockroaches, silverfish and ants.

mud tubesAre you located in the Upstate NY areas including Albany, Saratoga Springs and Plattsburgh NY area? Are you in need of a termite control, detection, and monitoring treatment? Don’t hesitate to contact us here at Nature’s Way Pest Control. Also, to receive Nature’s Way Pest Control coupon for $25 off the initial visit click here.

 

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