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Termites are social insects that can be extremely harmful to the wooden components in structures. The kings and queens of termite colonies can live up to 30 years, while worker termites usually live about two years. Termite season begins in
People usually associate termites with damage to buildings, but these troublesome insects can also harm crops, farms, and forests. A termite queen can produce more than 2,000 eggs per day. Look for wood damage, live or dead termites, and nests. Termite problems are most commonly encountered on ground or basement levels. Termites can live in a house for over 30 years without being seen. Even if
We advise our clients to fix water leaks, eliminate standing water, throw away dead wood, and keep gutters clean. Sealing crevices and cracks can also help prevent termites. Any untreated dead wood will attract termites if left around your property. This can include untreated wooden decks, wooden fences, and dead stumps. Even wood that was formerly treated may not be sufficient as typical wood treatments only last 5-10 years.
In order to determine if you have
If you have termites you will see mud tubes growing from the ground, commonly in basements, to the unfinished wood. The termites live in the mud tubes due to needing to return to the earth for moisture and warmth. Termites will eat the wood of your home and turn it into proteins and fats. If left alone termites can destroy a home.
All Platinum Pest Control™️ uses the latest termite control procedures. We begin with a professional inspection, then move on to perimeter treatments, and advanced baiting processes. It is vital when exterminating termites to use a multi-faceted approach. Our two main methods are bait
Treating a home for termites begins by drilling holes around both the interior and exterior of your home about every foot. This is vital because you need to ensure the treatment is pumped directly into the interior wall spaces where termites live. By attacking from both the inside and outside of your home termites are left with nowhere to go. If you do not attack from both sides termites will either flee outdoors only to return
Our second method uses termite bait stations. This method is more preventative as it takes about three months to begin working. Bait stations are installed around the outside perimeter of your home about every 6-8 feet. These bait stations contain a fat cell that works as a super food for termites. Once termites discover this super food they will return time and again slowly
If you have any questions about termites, suspect you have termites, or want to take steps to prevent infestation please contact All Platinum Pest Control™️ today at (718) 710-9982 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.