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Termites Control Service in Scarborough,
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What is a Termite?
Termites are arthropods that feed on dead plant material, such as wood and soil. They are around the size of an ant, slightly fatter, and are usually white in color. Despite being tiny creatures these insects have been known to build towers, hollow trees, move soil and destroy houses.
Termites live in colonies that can have several hundred to several million termites living in the nest. A queen is known to lay several thousand eggs in a day. In the colony, there are several classes for the termites, including workers, soldiers, and breeders. They use swarm intelligence to gather their food.
The egg-laying queens always stay inside the nest. There can be many queens within a colony. However, there is a single male in a colony that mates with all the queens to produce offspring. The termite workers are blind, and they create the nest walls using soil, wood, and saliva. The soldier termites are used against ant attacks and are fed by workers.
Termites generally inhabit dark nests and tunnels. Termites that have wings tend to leave the nests to harvest food and to start new colonies. But the termites that stay in the shelter are wingless and paler. They feed on the cellulose that is in plant fiber. This is a rich energy source but is difficult to digest.
Why are Termites dangerous?
Termites are one of the most dangerous types of pest infestations that homes can get. They are not known to bite, contaminate your food supply, or spread disease like some other pests. But termites are hazardous to the structure of your home. Once termites have infested your home, they can be difficult to eradicate.
Termites can remain unseen and silently eat away at the wood of your home. They generally spend their time under your house and inside the walls making it difficult to spot signs of activity. By the time you notice termite damage it is likely to be very extensive.
Termites can damage the structural wood of your house that can lead to foundation issues, cracked walls, ill closing doors and windows, and other issues. The repair cost can be quite high and as such, the potential for expensive damage makes termites a very real threat to your house.
Termites are also dangerous to your home because they are difficult to eradicate. Getting rid of a termite infestation requires a level of expertise and equipment that you are only going to find through a professional.
Why are Termites dangerous?
Identifying a termite infestation can be too late for your home. Therefore, professional inspection services are extremely important. Some signs of termite infestation are:
- Termites breed very fast. So, sighting one termite means there are millions of others lurking about.
- Quiet clicking sounds coming from the walls
- Hollow sounding timber
- Drooping floors and tight-fitting doors and windows
- Tunnels in wood and termite shelter tubes
- Piles of termite frass in and around the house
Termites Extermination Process
Termites are known to breed extremely fast and can destroy your home from the inside out. They can eat through the beams that provide your home’s structure and support. At Pest Control Guard, we have a qualified team of certified professionals who are quite adept at dealing with any type of termite infestation.
Our extermination process starts with a thorough inspection of your home to identify the severity of the infestation and determine the right method to exterminate. We will also supply you with a quote with the costs. We also offer follow-up visits to ensure the infestation is completely gone. Our team will also offer advice on how to keep pests away from your home. We use the following methods to remove termites from your home:
At Pest Control Guard, clients’ safety is our main priority. So, when it comes to using pesticides or chemicals, we use natural pesticides that are harmless for kids and animals as well. Biopesticides are directly applied to affected areas and through holes drilled into the wood. The pesticide can also be applied to the soil around the house, which would kill termites traveling to and from their nest and the house.
Termite baits are placed inside the mud tunnels between your home and their nests. Termites are attracted to the bait and eat it, and then they die. Termite baits can be used in conjunction with liquid pesticides to completely eradicate a colony.
Fumigation is best for termite treatment. Extensive infestations can be treated with fumigation. A tent is placed over the home so that the entire structure is covered. Air-borne chemicals are then released inside the tent so that termites are killed wherever they are in the home.
Fumigation can take anywhere from 24 hours to 72 hours, depending on the extent of the infestation, the size of the home, and the type of termite.
Usually, it only takes 1 day for the professional exterminator to do the job. They can protect against re-infestation for up to 5 years, however, it is a good idea to have your home inspected yearly to be sure they are not re-colonizing.
Termites are attracted to wood as well as moisture, wood in contact with house foundations, and cracks in building exteriors. Different combinations of these factors attract different species.
Termite treatment costs approximately $1000-$1300 depending upon the size and scope of the infestation. At Pest Control Guard we also offer yearly inspection services.
Termites do not sting, bite, or contaminate your food supply. Termites also do not spread diseases like some other pests. However, termites are hazardous to the structure of your home as they can eat away wood.
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