• Dealing with Termites

    termites in columbia

    Termites are dreaded by all homeowners—and for good reason. Without swift and effective pest control, an infestation of termites in Columbia can quickly turn into a major problem. Termites can cause significant damage to the wooden structure of your property, making your building unsafe to inhabit. Read on to learn how a professional pest control and pest management company will handle a termite problem on your property.

    Termite Inspection

    You might not be able to see some of the signs of a termite infestation with the naked eye. Subterranean termites are the most common type of termite in North America, and they live primarily in underground colonies that can house as many as two million termites. Subterranean termites are by far the most destructive termite species, and they can entirely undermine a building over time, wreaking expensive or even irreparable damage. In order to prevent a termite infestation, a pest control company’s technicians will perform a termite inspection across your entire property. They will place monitoring stations within the soil to continuously check for signs of an infestation. If you see any signs of termite damage, or if you have moved into a home that is more than a year old, you should request a professional termite inspection from a local pest management company.

    Termite Control

    If your pest management company detects any clear signs of a termite infestation on your property, they might decide to use termite control liquid or bait to counter the pests. Termite control liquid or bait contains an insecticide. The bait will attract worker termites, which will then carry the bait back to the colony to feed other termites. The insecticide in termite control bait is slow-acting, and it may take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months in order to work. Termidor is our liquid insecticide. Termidor works faster and utilizes an advance non-repellent, or undetectable liquid technology. That means termites cannot see, smell, taste, or avoid it. Instead, they contact, ingest, and share Termidor, completely unaware that doing so will eliminate the colony. Your pest control company may supplement termite control bait with other pest management techniques and termite treatments.