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Homeowners today are rightfully concerned about pests in and around their home. One of the most destructive pests around today is the termite. They can destroy a significant amount of wood before the family is even aware they have a problem. Unfortunately, most homeowners don't know much about the insects that could damage their investment. These tips will help homeowners identify termites and take action against an infestation.
What Do Termites Look Like?
Termites look similar to ants but they have some very distinct differences. Knowing the difference between ants and termites can help a family save money. Hiring a company to handle ant control is much less expensive than eradicating termites.
The most significant difference between the two insects is the wings. ants have long front wings and short back wings. Termites, on the other hand, have symmetrical wings that are long in both the front and back. These pests tend to hide so a homeowner that suspects they have them will have to get their hands dirty.
Controlling the Pests
After learning there are termites eating the wood of the home, it's essential to take action quickly. Homeowners should consult with a Pest Control company that specializes in eliminating this particular pest. The exterminators will assess the problem and select the best available method for killing the pests and preventing them from returning. There are several approved treatment methods available for termites.
After the area has been treated, it's important for the homeowner and termite control specialist to work together to prevent a recurring infestation. The area where the termites were living needs to be treated and monitored to ensure they have not returned to cause additional damage to the home.
Safe Termite Treatments
Reputable pest control companies will use products that have been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency. This ensures they are safe to use to treat the yards where children and pets play. It's important for families to check the credentials of an exterminator before they hire them to treat their home to make sure they use safe products.
An exterminator should encourage a client to read the labels on any products they intend to use on the property. Homeowners should read the labels, ask questions and look up any words they don't understand. Families with children or outdoor pets need to be very careful about the insecticides they use. Fortunately, there are plenty of options available today that are very safe for humans.
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