Termites cause considerable damage to homes and businesses in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware. Because they have insatiable appetites, a wide variety of materials are susceptible, and termites don’t stop until the food source or nesting area has been eliminated. To protect your NJ, PA, MD, or DE home or business from termites, you need to learn about the behavior of this pest, take steps for prevention, and find effective treatment options should an infestation occur.
Where Termites Come From
Termite control experts at Viking Pest explain termites usually come from the ground or nearby trees or shrubs. Many varieties live underground and they burrow using tunnels until they find a food source. To get rid of termites on your property, you have to target not just the home but the areas around the lawn and landscaping that have signs of termite activity
Signs of Termites
Termites are noisier than many other insects. The soldier termites bang their heads to communicate danger to the others, and the banging is sometimes loud enough to hear within the walls. They also eat loudly as they chomp away at your house, so you may hear them eating behind the sheetrock or inside a beam, explain the termite control experts at Viking Pest.
One of the most common ways to know you have termites is if some of the wood of your NJ, PA, MD, or DE home is hollow or even has a paper-like texture. Termites eat wood from the inside out. They can make their way through the middle of a board or piece of siding without damaging the outside. If you tap the area and it sounds hollow, there may be a good chance you have termites burrowing away inside explain the termite exterminators at Viking Pest.
Termites can also be identified according to their frass—or droppings. Drywood termites don’t use their feces to help form their tunnels. They push it out of tiny holes close to the entrances of their nests. As a result, you will see small black marks near the area where they are making their new home.
The Sentricon System
There are a few different ways of getting rid of termites, some more effective than others. Pest control experts at Viking Pest explain the Sentricon System provides an effective means to eliminate termites without damaging the surrounding environment. First, there is an inspection of the property, and stations are placed at various underground locations around your NJ, PA, MD, or DE home. The stations are monitored using Always Active technology and Recruit bait is made available for the termites.
Second, the termites share the tantalizing bait with the rest of the colony. The active ingredient in Recruit, noviflumuron, prevents them from reaching maturation eventually causing them to reach the inevitable stage three, elimination.
Third, the termites, unable to properly molt, are eradicated. Once the colony dies, the queen will follow shortly after. Leading to step four which is protection. Once the termites are gone, ongoing monitoring ensures they do not become a problem again. The experts at Viking Pest Control recommend using the Sentricon system to get rid of termites and keep them from coming back.
Why is Sentricon Superior?
There have been over 60 studies documenting the elimination of termite colonies. For the liquid treatments available, less than five are documented as successful. The term successful for liquid treatments is used loosely because not every study showed the queen was eliminated and some showed evidence of negatively impacting the surrounding ecosystem. The Sentricon System routinely scores higher than typical liquid treatments.
Why Choose Viking Pest with Sentricon
When Viking Pest comes to your home with Sentricon termite treatment, the professionals first inspect your home for signs of termites. Once they’re located, the termite treatment can begin. Sentricon stations are placed and then scanned for electronic tools that help determine termite activity. Viking Pest will use a bait tube device then termites feed on the bait, and eventually eradicate the colony. Once the termites are eliminated, the bait is replaced with monitoring devices. To give you peace of mind, your service automatically continues at the end of your original service agreement. With continued service, you can rest assured that you have the best in termite prevention protecting your home.
Protecting Your Home or Business from Termites with Viking Pest Control
Viking Pest offers expert treatment designed to effectively and efficiently control and prevent termites from invading your home or business in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware. Our use of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques focuses on finding the core of the pest concern and controlling termites from the source. Through IPM, pest control materials are selected and applied in a manner that minimizes risks to human health, pets, and the environment. Call Viking today for your FREE and NO OBLIGATION estimate at 1-800-618-2847 or schedule online today!