Posted October 26, 2016 by Sarah Malone
Termites, ‘White Ants’ have been around for more than 100 million years and date back to the Cretaceous period and can be grouped into three different categories:
- Subterranean Termites – Ground dwelling, like contact with the soil or a constant source of moisture and are one of our areas main threat to our properties.
- Damp wood Termites – Found in damp rotting logs or rot pockets in dead or living trees.
- Dry wood Termites – live in wood and have no contact with the soil and get their water from these sources and don’t require other water sources.
Termites play a major part in our environment by cleaning up dead wood and debris however they don’t understand the difference between a tree and your home and can cause a large financial strain on the average home when experiencing termite attack.
Locating termites can sometimes be simple as noticing a new dirt mound growing in the back yard or can be as difficult as hiding undetected in your walls.
Why get a Pest Technician regularly to check your property?
Hiring a pest control professional can have many benefits, technicians are trained to know how to treat and handle infestations. Your home is one of your biggest investments in life and deserve the best protection available.
Are there many treatment options?
Each house is different and will require different treatments to ensure you are safe against these invaders, Professional Pest Control offers various treatments such as Termite Nest Location, Termite Dusting, Pre-Construction Treatments and Baiting Programs.
Technicians are trained to know how to use the chemicals and products and are able to apply them keeping you and your family and pets safe.
Is it Expensive?
Yearly inspections are recommended as a minimum and sometimes a small fee every year can prevent the repair fees of thousands of dollars due to the termites going unnoticed. You may not know the general signs of termite attack and by having your house inspected by a professional you are able to obtain early detection.
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