a thorough termite inspection is very important when purchasing a home. new or old, wood destroying insects can damage and compromise the hard structure of your home if not dealt with and properly eliminated quickly. always have a licensed pest control operator do a wood sounding a visual inspection atleast once a year to assure that your home is safe and strong!
Today in the U.S.A. we see growing levels of bed bug populations. mostly through hotel and boarding homes , but as a home owner you can transport them to your home and environment easily. Always check the bedding where you stat on vacation. and another good rule of thumb is do not unpack and use there bureaus or such things.
a solid rule of thumb is if you cannot see any part of the nest, then do not attempt unless you are a professional pest control operator. liquid propellant sprays are contact agents and can stain vinyl siding and even erode roof shingles . a professional mostly applys a dry dust with a long residual life to fully coat the interior of nest and the dust will keep working as bees enter and exit the paper nest.
fleas normally live outdoors but when your pet starts scratching this is a tell tale sign that the interior of your home may be bcoming infested with a family of fleas. ankles and leg bites indicate that you are also being used as ahost for the and they will remain in your home if proper treatment does not take place.
We are consistently seeing a large region of buzzards bay and the bridgewater towns of massachussetts becoming flooded with flea and tick infestations. flea control is a rotation of adulticides and growth regulator pesticides to disrupt the fleas from generating up. only professional exterminators can apply these products,
pest control and termite control are not the same. there are two styles of termite control. conventional termite treatment and a termite baiting system.
Major bees and wAsps nests are being seen on a daily basis in towns such as cohasset and scituate and marshfield regions of massachussetts . yellow jackets and hornets are the very aggressive in the summer high heat .
5 signs of termites
- Hollow-sounding wood: Termites prefer to be in dark, humid environments, so they do not typically feed on the surface of wood, where they would be visible to the human eye. In fact, the wood’s surface might appear smooth, even if termites are inflicting damage. If wood sounds hollow when tapped, it may be because termites are eating the wood from the inside out.
- Groups of winged insects (“swarmers”) or discarded wings:Reproductive termites called swarmers take flight to create new colonies. Subterranean termites typically swarm in the spring, whereas drywood swarms are less predictable. If you see a swarm of insects or groups of discarded wings, call a termite specialist to inspect.
- Cracked or distorted paint on wood surfaces: Swarming drywood termites can enter through openings smaller than the edge of a dime, so monitor and seal any cracks in the home’s foundation and near roof siding, vents and windows.
- Mud tubes on exterior walls: Subterranean termites build mud tubes on surfaces, such as a home’s foundation, to provide moisture while they are searching for food. Store mulch, firewood and wood chips away from the home to avoid creating moisture-rich habitats for termites to survive and thrive.
- Frass: Drywood termites produce wood-colored droppings called frass as they eat their way through infested wood. Keep gutters, downspouts and crawl spaces free of debris and cellulose materials to prevent food sources for termites.