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1. What are termites?
Termites are vital for the environment; they recycle dead timber back into the nature. They live for wood as their source of food; thus, these insects destroy wood in the process. Their existence dates back since the dinosaur era. And while termites are ecologically important, experts estimate they cause around $5 billion of property damage annually.
2. How can I differentiate termites from ants?
Termites and ants look quite similar from a far. But there are a few things to look for to distinguish them. Most termites are usually pale, almost white in color. Ants can be red, black or brown. Termites’ wings easily break off after leaving the colony. Termites have straight antennae, while ants have bent antennae. Termites have broad midsections, while ants have narrow ones.
3. What are signs of termite infestation?
Depending on your geographical location, termite swarms are often more evident during hot and humid summer. Some signs of termite infestation include soft wood in the household, mud tunnels in the interior or exterior of your home (usually near the foundation), and swelling or darkening of wood structures. These occurrences are a give-away sign that termites can already be everywhere!
4. Are termites seasonal or do I need to look out all throughout the year?
Termites are active all year round and they do not sleep! They normally swarm to start a new colony around summer time; however, that rule is not carved in stone. As long as they have what they want most—warmth, moisture, and food—the colony will continue to proliferate.
5. How can I prevent termites?
There are numerous methods to prevent or reduce termite infestation, such as chemical and physical barrier, moisture control and anti-harboring measures for new buildings. For older homes or existing structures, it is a must to contact a termite specialist so they can provide you solutions for your specific needs.
6. How often should I get termite inspection from a professional?
Regular inspections by qualified termite inspectors help avoid nasty surprises of finding termites and damages. We recommend termite inspections to be carried out every 12 months.
7. What if my neighbors have termites, does it indicate that I have them, too?
If your next door neighbor’s home is infested with termites, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have them as well. Nevertheless, it signifies that your house, including the entire neighborhood is at a high risk of a termite infestation. Termites can travel up to 50 meters in search of a food source. Inspections can be done for a reasonable cost, so it is a good idea to have your home inspected regularly.
8. What do I do if I have termites in my house?
DO NOT DISTURB OR KILL THEM YOURSELF. We need them alive in order to identify and eradicate them. Although termites can severely damage your property, they work at a slow pace. So do not panic; your house will not fall into pieces overnight. However, it’s best to act fast to prevent any further damage. Contact a licensed termite control company as soon as possible to have your house inspected and provide proper termite treatments.
9. What is the most efficient method of termite control?
There is no one product or technique that suits every kind of termite problem. The most effective type of termite treatment depends on many factors such as the location of the nest if found, the species of termite, and the location and construction of the property. An experienced termite specialist can evaluate each infestation separately and propose a thorough action plan that will successfully control the termite colony.
10. Can I treat my house for termites using DIY (do-it-yourself) methods?
You can use a store bought product that is meant to kill on contact. Although you must know the characteristics of the insect being treated or you are just going to be wasting money and applying to much chemical. Unless you are licensed and have the knowledge, the proper equipment, and chemical for the job. It is best and more economical to let a termite or pest control professional treat your house or building.
11. Are all technicians licensed?
All states require some form of professional licensing for pest control companies and their technicians. A current license ensures that each technician is trained and informed about proper application procedures and laws regarding the use of pesticides.
12. Are technicians bonded?
Being bonded is different from being licensed; but both are equally important. ‘Bonding’ is a form of insurance that will cover any damages the technician may cause to your property.
13. What type of treatment program do you propose?
A pest control company should outline a ‘plan of attack’ for you before any contract or service agreement is signed. They should clearly explain treatments used, such as sprays, baits, and traps, and where each will need to be applied – outdoors, indoors, in which rooms, nder the crawlspace, etc.
14. What pesticides will you use?
The technician or a company representative should describe the pesticides that will be used to your satisfaction. They must be willing to reveal any potential hazards or dangers to your family, your pets, and the environment. If a particular company hesitates to disclose this information, it’s probably best to look elsewhere.
15. Are there natural ways to combat my pests?
Some companies offer “green” alternatives to traditional chemical pesticides. A technician should be able to explain the various choices and their effectiveness rates.
16. Will my family need to leave home during treatment?
Depending on the types of pesticides used, it may be necessary for your family to be away from home during and after treatment. Removing pets, including birds, and turning off fish tanks may also be necessary. A pest control company should prepare you for this well before the date of service arrives.
17. Can you provide references?
Every company is going to tout their own service as the best, but it’s often a good idea to seek the opinion of past and current customers. A reputable company should be willing to provide three to five references at your request.
18. How much experience do you have handling my pests?
Each technician (applicator) must have so many hours of on hand training. Applicators are licensed through the Agricultural Department to apply the proper chemical reported by the Field Representative. Then after many more hours of on the job training they may take the Structural Pest Control exam to obtain a Field Representative licens to be able to identify and treat the problem. Rest assure SCTPC Field Reps. are well trained.
19. Do I have to leave my home when you treat?
Most treatments require you to stay off treated areas until the product has dried. In most cases, this is a 2-4 hour period.
20. Why am I seeing more pest activity after a treatment?
Depending on the pesticide used, it is common to see an increase in activity following a pest control service. Some materials are actually designed to attract pests because they share it with others in their nest. The increase in activity will subside over time as more pests die from feeding on the bait. Increased pest sightings are also common after a pest control service because the pests are exposed to a product that is an irritant to them.
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