What Makes Termites So Dangerous?
Termites cause considerable damage to homes and businesses in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and Delaware. Because they have insatiable appetites, a wide variety of materials are susceptible to their boundless hunger, and termites don’t stop until either the food source or the colony 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.
What are Termite Bait Stations?
There are a few different ways of getting rid of termites, some more effective than others. Pest control experts at Viking Pest explain termite bait stations provide an effective means to eliminate termites without damaging the surrounding environment.
Step One is inspecting the property and installing termite bait stations underground around your home.
Step Two, the termites devour the tantalizing bait which they the share with the rest of the colony. The active ingredient prevents them from reaching maturation.
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 bait station monitoring ensures they do not become a problem again. The experts at Viking Pest Control recommend using termite bait systems to get rid of termites and keep them from coming back.
Where Do 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
What are the Signs of a Termite Infestation?
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 devouring cellulose from 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 causing visible damage to the outer surface. If you tap the area and it sounds hollow, there may be a good chance you have termites burrowing away inside.
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.
Protecting Your Home or Business from Termites with Viking Pest Control
When Viking Pest comes to your home with a termite bait station, the professionals first inspect your home for signs of termites. Once they’re located, the termite treatment can begin. Stations are placed and then scanned with electronic tools that help determine termite activity. Viking Pest will use a bait tube device. Termites then feed on the bait, which leads to the eventual eradication of 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.
Why Choose Viking Pest for Termite Extermination?
Viking Pest offers expert pest control treatments designed to effectively and efficiently control and prevent termites from invading your home or business in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Our use of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques focuses on finding the core of your 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!