Termite Control and Exterminator Services
When termites infest your home, termite control is vital. Luckily, there are several methods of tackling the problem. One of the most common is applying a termiticide. Fipronil, a pyrethroid insecticide, kills termites by disrupting their central nervous system. It mimics nicotine and paralyzes the insect by affecting the neurons in its body. Another effective termite control method is Termidor foam, which is applied to cracks and crevices.
Terminix is a reputable company with 90 years of experience. Their pest specialists are ACE and BCE-accredited and are members of the Entomological Society of America. The company also has a much higher customer base than Orkin, serving over one million customers. It also has a customer chat feature, allowing customers to communicate with a Terminix representative in real time. I found the representatives to be very informative and prompt, which was much appreciated.
Physical barriers to termites are becoming more common throughout the country. They are an alternative to chemicals and serve as a pest management tool. Copper termite shields can be expensive, but they can be effective in protecting your home. Another alternative is stainless steel mesh, which can be installed in foundation walls or wrapped around a pipe frontage. Impasse, a polymer plastic sheeting with an insecticide locked between two layers, is another effective termite control option. This type of barrier is laid across the foundation in long sections.
If you have a bed bug infestation, the best way to prevent them from spreading throughout your home is to have them treated as soon as possible. Bed bugs live in bed frames and furniture, so removing them can be a challenging task. To prevent further infestation, consider contacting an experienced pest control company.
Boric acid is an effective termite insecticide, as it shuts down their nervous systems. Boric acid is easily applied to walls and ceilings, and you can even spray it into cracks. Diatomaceous earth is another option, as it penetrates termites’ exoskeleton and kills the insects. This type of pesticide must be applied over a period of 24 hours to ensure effective results.
Termite control methods include using bait, liquid and heat treatment. Liquid termiticides work by providing a long-lasting chemical barrier around the home. Repellent liquids keep termites away from the home, but nonrepellent products are lethal, and often require drilling through concrete to reach the affected areas.
Despite the negative connotations, termites are a vital part of our environment. Historically, termites have been used by humans for food and medicine, and they have been found to be a valuable resource for many people. Their use as a natural medicine is also widespread. People from all over the world use termites to heal a variety of ailments.
Truly Nolen is a family-owned pest control company. With 24/7 emergency service, the company understands that the fastest response time for an infestation is critical. Their extended hours and weekend services make them ideal for landlords and property managers who have serious infestations.