Termites have a history of more than 120 million years back when dinosaurs existed. They are nicknamed “silent destroyers” because they can stealthily eat up woods, floorings and even through your wall rappers without being detected. Annually, these pests damage properties worth over $5 billion, and these are costs not insured by owners.
These pests usually emerge and invade homes in early spring. To get rid of these pests in your home, contact a termite management expert to give you proper guidance on what to do for proper control. The termite controller may use Termidor and show you how to kill termites.
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These termites are invasive species from the Caribbean. They were first brought to the U.S in 2001. Originally they were referred to as tree termites, but later changed to conehead termites, as the former names makes it seem as though they are only found in trees.
Just as the name implies, damp wood termites plague highly moisturized woods. They have larger sizes than other species.
These termites can be prevented from infesting the home by storing all firewood and scrap woods are stored a distance away from homes (say 20 feet at least). Another useful tip is to seal-off all crevice and cracks seen around the foundation of the building. Homes should be regularly checked for signs of these termites. During this inspection, window frames, doorframes, eaves, trim, attics and sidings should be thoroughly inspected.
Controlling the Formosan termites starts by removing sources of moisture, inside and outside the home. The humidity level indoors should be reduced and with proper ventilation. While waterways outdoors should be channeled from the foundation of the home to deprive these termites of access. Ensure also that the wooden parts of the building has a gap between it and the earth and firewood should be kept not less than 20 feet form the home.
The most effective method of controlling the subterranean termite is by avoiding water piling up close to a building’s foundation. Chanel water away from your home by constructing functional gutters, splash blocks and downspouts. Store woods at least 20 feet from your home and keep mulch at a distance of 15 inches from your foundation. Humidity indoors should be reduced, which can be done through proper ventilation of attics, basement and crawl spaces so as to avoid these termites.