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Termites – The Little Buggers (Prevention and Control)

There are more than 2,000 species of termites in the world. They belong to Phylum Arthropoda, class insect and order Isoptera. Although most of the termite species look similar, they all have distinct characteristics. Their color ranges from light brown to white and termites are usually ¼ to ½ inches long.

We can divide the termites into 4 major categories

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  • 1. Damp wood Termite
  • 2. Subterranean Termite
  • 3. Dry Wood Termite
  • 4. Formosan Termite

In the natural environment, they all play a very important role in recycling dead wood into reusable nutrients but as soon as they start recycling your own home, they are termed as pests.

Termites or “The Silent Destroyer” as you may call them can be the ones to put a hole in your pockets. The last thing you would want in this world is termites eating your investment. They can be anywhere in your house as they eat cellulose-based plant materials and all our homes some way or the other can provide food to them.

Identifying termites is very strenuous or troublesome. They hide very well with the environment and are thus, are difficult to see. Subterranean termites normally enter your home from the areas where wood is in direct contact with the ground. They make colonies outside of the home in the ground. These colonies then travel underneath the ground, reach your home, eat your wood and then go back. Formosan and dry wood termites can make their home inside the walls of your house causing damage to the wood of your house from inside, being unnoticed until most of the damage has already been done.

As you must have already known how dangerous these little buggers can be, let us see what are the ways by the which we can prevent or control these destroyers.

In order to control subterranean termites, the most commonly used treatment option is monitoring and bait stations with the help of Termite Pest Control Management. For dry wood termites, gas fumigation treatment seems to be very effective and for damp wood termites, as the name suggests moisture removal treatment is commonly done.

Monitoring and Bait Stations

In order to determine the extent of termite attack, monitoring stations are placed at some key locations around your property by the Termite Pest Control Management providers. Once the main area is identified, bait stations replace the monitoring stations to attract the termites. Bait stations have chemicals that termites intake and carry back to their colony, spreading them to their counterparts and addressing colonies. This is by far one of the best methods when dealing with a large population of termites.

Gas Fumigation

It is used to control dry wood termites. Gases can reach termites living deep within a home and once these gases are inhaled, they can disrupt the metabolism of the termite.

If you are seeking for the best Termite Pest Control Management, PCMW is one of the premium organization that provides these services along with Rodent control services and eco-friendly pest control services.