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Synergy Jackson Pest Control FAQ’s About Termites and Termite Prevention

Termite prevention.  How do you prevent termites?

There are three types of termite prevention:  traditional liquid termiticide foundation treatments, borate treatments of wood, and termite bait systems.  Each has advantages and disadvantages.  In the southeastern United States, termite prevention is a must with the average acre of land containing between 9 and 12 termite colonies.  Each of these termite colonies has up to 1 million termites.

Homes built within the last 5-7 years in Mississippi are likely still protected by the termite pre-treat and termite vertical treatments completed during construction.  If the termiticide fipronil was used, this coverage can extend to up to 10-12 years.  All other homes are at risk of significant damage due to termites.  Termite bait systems, such as Trelona, offer the latest cutting edge termite prevention technology in a treatment that never needs to be repeated.  Simply replacing bait during the annual termite inspection and contract renewal is all that is needed.

How to get rid of termites without tenting?

Getting rid of termites by tenting is both effective and very expensive.  So can you get rid of termites without tenting?  Yes, depending on the type of termites you are dealing with.  Drywood termites, which infest items like furniture, may be best treated by tenting the affected items. 

Subterranean termites, such as Formosan and Eastern termites, can be treated without tenting using a combination of methods.  First, the application of foam termiticides into walls and infested areas will help manage the termites inside.  Next, use traditional liquid termiticides in a trench around the home or install termite bait stations.

How to get rid of termites naturally?

Getting rid of termites around or inside your home naturally can be difficult if not impossible.  Termites you can see are easily killed with natural products such as borates(boric acid).  Termites exposed to air and the environment will also die by themselves. The problem, though, is not the termites you can see, but the termites you can’t see.

Termite damage often goes on for years without being recognized.  Termites enter a home through cracks in a foundation or by building mud tubes.  Once inside they feed on home, especially high moisture content wood.  Once this has occurred, getting rid of termites naturally is not an option.  Immediate treatment of the areas of damage as well as a termite remediation strategy using either liquid termiticides or termite bait systems is the best option.

How to get rid of termites in wall?

Finding termites inside your home is a problem you can’t ignore.  Termites do over $5 billion in damages to structures in the US every year.  Termites live most of their lives underground but will infest homes, especially if there is moisture in the wood.  Getting rid of termite in the wall can be be difficult.

If there are areas of your home where moisture or standing water is an issue, this most be corrected immediately.  After that a pest control company specializing in termite extermination can help.  For termites inside your walls, holes will likely need to be drilled to apply a termiticide liquid or foam.  After that a termite barrier prevention system is necessary either with liquid or termite bait stations.

How to get rid of drywood termites?

Drywood termites are different that most termites.  While most termites are subterranean, drywood termites are found above ground.  Drywood termites are the type of termites known for infesting furniture.

Getting rid of drywood termites can be difficult and expensive.  The easiest way to get rid of drywood termites is to throw out the furniture or remove the wood that is infested.  After that there are two other options:  tenting/fumigation and borates.  Fumigation, while expensive, is highly effective at managing drywood termites.

How to get rid of termites in soil?

The average acre of land in Mississippi contains between 8 and 12 termite colonies each with up to 1 million termites.  Thanks to our warm humid conditions, termites are everywhere in the southeastern United States.  Most of the time, termites are beneficial consuming dead and decaying moist wood.  How to get rid of termites in soil?

But when termites start attacking your home, it is a serious problem.  Termites are subterranean, meaning they live the majority of their lives underground.  Oftentimes damage is not recognized until it has become severe.  Liquid termiticides and termite bait stations are two types of termite preventative treatments that can help manage termites around your home.

How to get rid of flying termites?

Flying termites are the alates, or reproductives of the termite colony.  Flying termites do not pose a danger to your home as most termites do.  Flying termites look very similar to ants with wings to distinguishing between the two is very important.  How to get rid of flying termites?

Flying termites are a sign of active termite colonies around or inside your home.  In the spring, flying termites emerge from the termite colony to establish new termite colonies.  Flying termites are easily killed with traditional insecticides.  If you notice signs of flying termites in or around your home, a termite prevention strategy is a must.

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