Do you know? That if you were to put all the humans and all the termites on the planet on scales, the termites would be heavier. The most important thing to do when you discover an infestation of termites is not panic. Although they will probably have done some damage already, as long as you get it sorted out quickly your property should be okay. The optimal way of doing this is to contact pest control specialists who will be able to eliminate the infestation by destroying the colony. There are also treatments that you can buy, but the only way you will know that the problem is completely eradicated is if you get professional help.
When dealing with termites, it always helps to know a little about them. This not only assists in formulating and understanding the best pest control techniques, it also will give you a good idea of what they are about, and how much you need to worry. With termites of course, everyone is aware of the serious damage that they can do to properties which is why they are so feared. The size of colonies often numbers in the millions, however in a sense that is a good thing, because it means they won’t be able to stay hidden for long.
Termites are always working, 24 hours a day, never taking a break or sleeping Although everyone knows about the damage termites can do, not everyone knows what they look like. It helps to know that another name for them is the “White Ant,” although they are not actually a member of the ant family. In fact, strictly speaking, they are more like cockroaches. But they look a lot like ants, and they are white. So if you spot any white ants in or around your property, be sure to contact a pest control company straight away. termite damage They are also similar to ants in that they live in colonies, as already mentioned, and they have a Queen which does all the breeding with a King. Their rate of reproduction is quite astounding, with a Queen able to lay as many as 2,000 eggs in a single day. Knowing this, and how to find the nest in which the King and Queen live, is the most important part of termite control.
There are two main termite treatments which can be applied, those being liquid and bait.
The liquid form of termite control involves laying down a large quantity of liquid chemicals, which will prevent termites from entering the property, and not allow termites which are already in the property back out, meaning that they will die.
The bait form of termite control involves putting termite food out, usually underground. This usually means paper or cardboard, soaked with a substance which will kill termites but is slow acting. This gives time for a lot of termites to find it, and to carry it back to the nest. With any luck, a piece will make its way to the Queen and the colony will be effectively killed.
Heat treatments use new Entotherm technologies to produce the most thorough and fast method yet devised for eradicating insect infestations.
The heat treatment works by temporarily turning the affected area in to an oven. The temperature is raised to just over 55 degrees Centigrade by a liquid syrup which travels through insulated pipes to strategically placed heat exchanges. The heat exchanges emit air which is hot and dry, creating a lethal environment for insects at every stage of their life cycle.
Heat treatments can save businesses a lot of time and money. Where fumigation may take days, or even weeks, this process can be completed in merely hours.
One of the best ways to get rid of an insect infestation is through fumigation. It is simple and cost-effective, and can be used as either a preventative or curative measure. Since it involves using toxic gases it is important to have professionals, such as NorthWest Pest Patrol, carry out the procedures. Our pest control technicians are fully trained to carry out these practices safely, complying with all relevant health and safety standards and regulations.
If you have found a termite infestation, although it is serious, you should not worry too much. As long as contact NorthWest Pest Patrol soon, we will be able to take care of the problem quickly.