Pesky Pests That Can Damage Your Home, part #1

#1 on our list is the ultra-destructive termite. Each year termites cause over $5 billion of damage to homes and property, according to the National Pest Management Association. Termite control is not something easily performed by laymen. In fact, just the process of identifying the termite can be difficult for the non-professional as they are often misidentified as ants or flying ants. A professional exterminator will help homeowners identify the particular variety you have encountered and will use a targeted method of control to eliminate Read More +

4 Things to Know and Do to Keep Termites Out

Termites can destroy houses, wreak havoc on your home, and easily cost thousands of dollars or more if left untreated. Termites can be found all across the country, and there are over 40 types of species of termites, complicating the matter further. Take into consideration these steps and measures to prevent and apply termite control as necessary: 1) Moisture filled environments are some of the most appealing to termites, in particular, subterranean termites, and there doesn’t have to necessarily be wood involved to attract them. Read More +

Identifying and Treating a Subterranean Termite Infestation

Understanding termite infestations, behavior, and the developmental aging process that incorporates both the evolution of these pesky critters, and their wreaking havoc on your home can be limited – especially if you do not have prior knowledge or experience. A pest control strategy can only be effectively measured and applied once it’s been verified that termites are active, what type, the locations, and to what capacity. Some of the most common trends and behaviors of Subterranean termite infestations are the building of tunnels – or Read More +

The Importance Of Termite Control

Termites are a menace to the development of civilization of mankind.  They used to be a food source but as men used wood to build their homes and other structures, they attracted termites to dine on them thus causing severe and dangerous damage.  This is where termite pest control comes in. People have been seeking for and using whatever hey could get their hands on to get rid of termites. Some of these substances are harmless to humans and their pets and some not so. Read More +

Emergency Pest Patrol working on a Drywood termite interior application

Drywood termites are a tropical termite and not found naturally outside of the tropics. Compared to Subterranean termites, Drywood termites, do considerably less damage. This is due to their smaller colony size. Less mouths to feed means less damage! Drywood termites swarm at night in the late spring through summer. They readily infest the structure and when they swarm, they infest the contents too. When this happens, tent fumigation is sometimes recommended, however only as a last resort. Below is the photo of Emergency Pest Patrol Read More +