Stop and put down the bug spray! Do-it-yourself treatments make it more difficult for termite professionals to go in and install a solution down the road as the area has been contaminated. Leave termite control to the professionals from the start.
Homeowners often make mistakes when it comes to over-the-counter termite treatment products. Many times, if a homeowner experiences a swarm of termites, they just treat that area and think the problem is solved. What they fail to realize is that the problem (the termite colony) is much bigger underneath the surface. When you just treat the area visibly affected by termites, you’re treating a symptom only and not the problem. It’s the whole colony that’s the problem.
Do-it-yourself termite treatments even have warnings on their labels signifying that they are not meant to be standalone treatments. With smaller problems like ants or spiders, DIY is more feasible. But with termites, the preservation of your home is not worth the risk. Call a professional.
Termites may be small, but they have the power to eat you out of house and home. While DIY termite treatments may seem like a quick fix, termite treatment is not something homeowners should handle themselves. A common mistake homeowners make is thinking that it’s a minor problem they can handle on their own. In reality, termites are much more complicated than a minor pest control problem and require a professional.
It’s a common question – “Do I need termite protection if my home is on a concrete slab?” With slab foundations, it’s important to keep 2 to 3 inches of that foundation exposed, because a termite will trail up from the ground. To make sure your home is protected, contact a professional today.
Homeowners often assume that if their home sits on a concrete slab, they don’t need to worry about termites. While termites may not be able to eat through concrete, they can still find ways into your home. It takes only a crack (the thickness of your credit card) in your concrete foundation for termites to enter.
If you think colder weather means your home is safe from termites, think again. Termites are a constant threat.
Many homeowners may not realize their home is an easy target for termites. Even worse, termites may already be eating you out of house and home.
As summer begins to fade, a new season brings different pest challenges. Now is the perfect time to prevent pests from coming indoors with another round of pest-proofing. Use these five tips to keep pests out.
Termites and other wood-destroying pests can silently destroy a home, causing costly damage that is rarely covered by homeowners insurance.
While we all know what’s coming, many of us are in denial. With fall in full swing, colder weather also is on the horizon.
Historic landmarks across the United States have declared their independence from termites with the Sentricon® system. You can, too.
Perhaps termite swarming season has come and gone where you live. So should you still worry about termites? Absolutely. Termites can cause damage any time of year. Here are three reasons why summer is a good time to be on the lookout for these pesky pests:
Nothing says “summer” quite like fun afternoons and warm nights spent in your backyard. If you’re not careful though, you may be making one of these six common mistakes that invite termites into your yard and home.
It is an exciting and stressful time when you choose to build your new home. The U.S. Census Bureau recorded nearly 1.4 million residential building permits approvals in January 2018 alone.
The Sentricon® System Deader Than Dead Tour — a five-week spin across 12 states to get the word out that homeowners don’t have to live with the threat of termites or the billions of dollars of damage they cause each year.
Hello, summer! With the temperatures rising, you probably have BBQs, bonfires and outdoor entertaining on your mind. Just because you can’t see termites doesn’t mean they’re not there.
The goal of Termite Awareness Week, held March 11 to 17, 2018, is to spread consumer awareness about the extensive damage done by termites.
Once the cold snap and snow arrive, you may think that your chances for termite problems are over. That’s not the case. It’s important to understand that termites are foraging for food sources (aka your warm home) around the clock right underneath you.
As recovery is underway following devastating hurricane winds and flooding, homeowners may have questions about their termite protection.
Once you become a homeowner, you find yourself doing things you’ve never done before. You might fix a leaky faucet, paint your living room or take on some landscaping. If it turns out less than perfect, what’s the worst that could happen?
Moving just yourself or moving your entire family? Either way, moving into a new home is sure to be hectic! Because lists may be the only thing that can help you keep your sanity and stay organized, here are a few things to keep in mind before you start unloading any boxes into your new place.
As the leaves begin to change color, it’s time to be proactive about preventing pests from coming indoors. They like to get out of the cold, too!
The Sentricon® System has been used all around the country at some of our nation’s most important historical sites. When it comes to preserving the past and ensuring that the future of these historic sites is secure from pests, Sentricon is the go-to for termite prevention.
Termites are a resilient species. As with any living being, there are key factors which allow them to thrive. Humans need food, water and shelter. Termites need food, moisture and shelter. Basically, we’re very much alike.
Not all termites are created equal. Termites are social insects whose colonies are divided into castes. Each caste has specific duties that work together to ensure the colony survives and grows.
Think all termite damage is visible? Think again. A homeowner discovered swarming termites in their home, but couldn’t identify where they swarmed from.
If the dream home you’ve recently discovered has termite damage, don’t automatically go looking for a different one. You can stick with that dream home after all.
Think termites will only infest homes and other structures that encounter the ground? Think again. Every home is at risk — even those sitting on the water. Learn how one houseboat owner handled a severe termite infestation.
By choosing to protect your home from termites with the Sentricon® System, you’re also helping the environment. Sentricon eliminates the entire termite colony — and it can do so with just a few grams of active ingredient. Good news for you. Bad news for termites.
When touring new homes, prospective buyers tend to focus on the cosmetic updates they can make if they purchase the house, like landscaping, lighting fixtures, wallpaper, paint and more. What you should be concerned about are the things that you might not be seeing on the surface.
Stay ahead of the swarm. Learn why termites swarm in the spring, and who is at risk.
Termites are discovered in more than 5 million homes on average each year in the United States. Don’t become their next victim. Termite Awareness Week, held March 12 to 18, helps bring attention to the extensive damage done by termites. As spring approaches, this is the perfect time to learn more about termites and the steps you can take to prevent termite infestations.
Sentricon is scientifically designed to eliminate the entire subterranean termite colony — including its queen. Never had termites? Keep it that way. Sentricon can be installed to both eliminate and prevent termite infestations.
Spring-cleaning is a great time to work on preventing pest infestations. If you don’t get ahead of it now, you may be paying for it later.
Many tourists come to New Orleans’ French Quarter for the cuisine. So do termites — although with vastly different tastes.
Unless you live in Alaska, your house is not safe from termite damage. The National Pest Management Association estimates termite damage costs U.S. homeowners $5 billion each year. Now’s the time to protect yourself against termite infestations.
Are you looking to get organized for the new year, but not quite sure where to begin? Pests may not be top of mind, but this is a great time to get your home organized and clean and make sure you’re not making it appealing for pests.
The new year is here, and it’s time to take down holiday decorations and put them away. It’s helpful to have a plan to make them easier to unpack when the holidays roll around again. Holiday decor is a sneaky place for pests to hide out, so here are five tips to stay organized while keeping pests away throughout the year.
You want to protect your home from termites, but first you need to answer the important question: bait or liquid?
Damage caused by termites can be expensive and time-consuming, so it’s best to keep them out by proactively protecting your home from these tiny invaders. It’s also a good idea to get annual inspections from a pest management professional. Standard homeowners insurance policies rarely cover termite damage. That’s because termite and other pest damage is considered a home maintenance problem — something you can and should have prevented.
South Florida is one of only three places in the world where you can find both Formosan and Asian termites—considered to be the two most destructive termite species. It was previously observed that the swarming season of Asian termites occurs before Formosan termites, preventing interaction.
You know how the saying goes: April showers bring May flowers. But what if Mother Nature goes overboard and dumps a flood on you? It’s important to know that termites can survive flooding and sometimes come back stronger.
Spring-cleaning is a fun time to get outside and make your yard more enjoyable for upcoming cookouts, campfires and summer get-togethers. But before you roll up your sleeves and put on some gardening gloves, here are some tips on how to make your place less enjoyable for termites.