Termites are often confused with ants; a few characteristics can help distinguish the two. Termites have a broad waist, straight antennae, and both wings are the same size. Ants have a thin, pinched waist, elbowed antennae, and their hind wings are smaller than their front wings.
The best time to treat termites is before they infest a structure. Termite control is an ongoing process rather than a one-time treatment. You should have a control plan to avoid costly infestation and damage.
Homes and other buildings provide termites with an ideal combination of warmth, moisture, and food sources. Termites are small enough to enter basements and crawlspaces through openings as small as 1/32nd of an inch. A loose mortar joint, a small space around a drainpipe, or a settlement crack is all they need to gain entry into your home.
Preventative action makes good sense. Consider having a Home Pest Control professional inspect your home and implement a termite control program.
There are also measures any homeowner can take to help prevent infestation:
Roaches can enter through cracks and crevices around windows, doors, and plumbing. They often enter by way of shipped packages, groceries, soft-drink cases, used appliances, rugs, and furniture, too.
No. Roaches can be eliminated, but reinfestation can occur, depending on the species and where your home is located. The roaches common to the Carolinas continually try to enter structures, so it’s important that your home be treated with a regular preventative program.
First, verify that any company you hire is licensed and well-trained in handling pesticides. Pesticides can be used responsibly with little or no impact on people, pets, and plants if they are applied in accordance with the product label and state regulations. If you have specific health concerns, ask your pest control company for copies of the label, which contains information about the active ingredients, toxicity, and other information to discuss with your doctor. Home Pest Control uses only environmentally sensitive, EPA-registered products.
Ant identification is the most important step in controlling an infestation around your home. Proper control and treatment techniques depend on which ant species you are having a problem with. Exterior liquid treatments with a residual pesticide are very effective for some ant infestations, whereas interior bait applications are more effective for others. Our professional, trained technicians are able to properly identify the ant species and determine the suitable treatment technique to gain effective control.
Yes. Rodents can damage structures, chew wiring, and cause electrical fires. They also contaminate human food with their urine and feces and carry many diseases that are harmful to humans.