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Blogs from December, 2016

Termite Treatment

If you find your home is infested with termites, it’s vital to consider all of your options in termite treatments in Frisco, TX. These troublesome insects are sometimes confused with ants, creating costly misconceptions for commercial and personal property owners alike. Due to the size of their bodies, termites and ants can be confused from a distance. However, upon a closer investigation, it is possible to see the differences between these annoying bugs. While ants are typically black or brown in color and have bent antennas, the body of a termite is pale-colored, and its antennas are straight.

Termites get their nutrients from cellulose which is found in materials like paper, cardboard, and wood. Since most buildings contain these materials, termites can be found making a veritable buffet of these structures, sneaking into snack through cracks as small as 1/32-of-an-inch in size.

Signs that you have a termite problem include:

  • Pellet-shaped droppings
  • Small clusters of scale-like wing material that have fallen off of the termites
  • Mud tubing in beams, exterior walls, and crawl spaces
  • And, of course, the tell-tale tunneling created as they eat their way through paper and wood materials within your home or commercial building.

There are chemical termite treatment options that property owners can apply to their buildings in order to prevent termites from causing problems. These options are available as a repellant and non-repellant products. These treatments are suitable for application on a variety of materials within a building, to prevent or control any termite infestations.

Repellant termite treatments are generally applied within a building and in the soil surrounding the structure. These chemicals can be applied by homeowners themselves or by expert insect control professionals. The treatments prevent termites from entering the building by creating a protective barrier. While this treatment is successful in keeping termites out, it does little to destroy termites that have already found a way indoors.

Non-repellant termite treatments contain chemicals that are undetectable by termites. These chemicals can also be applied by either homeowners or pest control experts. These treatments are applied to the materials in which the termites are burrowing, destroying the insects as they eat away at your property. This treatment is more effective at eliminating a termite infestation once you have discovered one in your home or commercial building.