Americans are known to do everything they can to protect their homes from various elements including pests like termites. They hire fire detection equipment, alarms, security cameras, and even hire professionals to keep tree branches at a safe distance from home.
Termites can cause a lot of damage to a home and it’s the reason for five billion worth of home damages in the United States. Unfortunately, homeowner’s home insurance won’t cover the costs for the repairs caused by termites. That’s why you need to know the best preventative pest control treatment that can deal with termites in your home.
What are subterranean termites?
Subterranean termites are very secretive. These pests actually reside in the soil but they constantly wander around in search of wood on the ground. Once wood hits the surface of the ground then that’s when everything starts. Every termite colony is equipped with hundreds to thousands of scouts. These scouts will try to find food sources 24/7. Once they find a suitable food source, they will place a pheromone trail that will connect the colony to the source of food.
What is termite baiting?
Gathering enough food that will feed between 60,000 to 1,000,000 members is the primary goal of the colony. Because termites are blind and are unable to use logic, they have no idea if their source of food is a house or a fallen log.
Knowing the foraging behaviour of the scouts is important in developing the termite baiting systems and other effective termite treatment. Such systems offer today’s homeowners with various options when selecting the best way to prevent termite invasion or fix termite problems.
Pest control Myrtle Beach experts that offer termite treatment can install a baiting system around your house. By place them strategically, the experts will provide termite scouts something to search for, and once they find it, it’s surely game over.
How does termite treatment pest control work?
The stations will be filled with a bait that’s been proven to be preferred by termites instead of real wood. It contains an active ingredient called Insect Growth Regulator, which is created to harden the shell of the young termites that are still developing. These termites have to mold in order for it to reach its maturity.
Worker termites will then share the food that they have gathered with the whole colony, from the young termites and to the Queen. When the IGR is finally consumed, the outer shell of young termites will harden and won’t be able to molt. They will die off since they’re unable to finish their maturation cycle. This will break the colony’s natural life cycle, which will eventually lead to the colony’s elimination.
Whether you want to install an effective baiting system or get rid of the termite infestation using an effective termite treatment, Zap Pest Control Inc. will help you get rid of the pest problem once and for all. Call us now for more information.