Termites are probably the single most damaging insect we deal with on a regular basis. They enter through foundations, infest the structural support beams of your home, and literally eat their way through the entire building. In some cases, serious termite infestations have led to the collapse of buildings! So what are these dreadful little homewreckers all about, and what is the best way to eliminate and prevent them? Well, Innovative Pest Control is here with the information you need.
How Termites Get Inside
Termites find their way indoors a few different ways. They can come into our homes and businesses riding in stacks of firewood, or burrow through damp soil until they find a wood-filled structure, and they can enter through cracks or other openings. Do you have trees or bushes planted around the outside of your building? This is another easy way for termites to get in - they just follow the roots until they find a weak spot in the foundation.
Most Common Species Of Termites
There are several different termite species but all of them are pale in color and have soft bodies. Almost all termites are less than 1/2 inch in length. The species of termite you really need to worry about are subterranean termites, they live exclusively out of sight, building their nests underground, but these wood eaters certainly know how to get around while looking for food. They tend to stay hidden in your walls, floors, and ceilings, but you’re likely to see one once in a while if you have an infestation. Think of the tunnels ants make in an ant farm. If you happen to tear down some sheetrock and see these vein-like tunnels throughout the woodwork inside the wall, you have or have had an infestation.
How Innovative Pest Control Works To Eradicate Termites
As to the best way to prevent termites, Innovative Pest Control has the solution for east Texas homes and businesses. The USDA Forest Service and 30 different universities have documented the efficiency of Sentricon® System with Always Active™ in eliminating termite colonies. Sentricon® with Always Active™ works to rid your property of the damaging plague of wood-eating insects, and creates a barrier of protection to keep them away for good!
Sentricon® with Always Active™ applications work in four simple steps:
Installation. After an Innovative Pest Control professional inspects your property, he or she will decide the best areas to place the Sentricon® with Always Active™ bait stations. Some stations are placed in the ground and only serviceable by key.
Foraging. Termites prefer the bait over wood and come flocking to the stations, bringing it back to share with the colony. This bait inherently prevents termites from maturing in the molting process.
Elimination. Since they’re not able to molt and grow, the termites die. Without the health of the colony, the queen dies just days later.
Protection. Innovative Pest Control will continue to monitor and facilitate the bait stations to ensure a consistently high level of protection for your most valuable possession: your home.
To learn more about this effective way to prevent termite damage, call the termite control professions at Innovative Pest Control today.