Termite Troubles? How to get rid of termites and keep them away

Termites are one of the world’s most common pests.  They can pose a variety of problems for homeowners. Aside from being pesky, with time they can cause extensive damage to a home.  Eventually, they can even damage the integrity of a building’s structure. That’s why it’s so important to use the best termite solution available, which could include liquid termite treatment.

 There are a variety of ways to deal with termite infestations. One of the advantages of liquid termite treatment is that it uses an injection that is safe, efficient and doesn’t leave marks on furniture or walls.

How can I tell if there are termites in my house?

 Before moving forward, it’s necessary to search and see if and where termites are living in your house.  Be on the lookout for small insects – from 10 to 26 millimeters in size. Different types of termites have different shapes and sizes.  There are several types including drywood, subterranean and Formosan termites.

  Look at the floors and ceilings.  Do they appear to be swollen? That is one sign of termite damage.  You may also notice wood that has begun to buckle or spots that look warped.  Another tell-tale sign of a termite colony is a slight scent of mold or mildew. Termites populations can present all or only some of these signs.  

Where could termites be hiding?

While searching for termites, it’s important to keep certain areas in mind and search extra thoroughly.   Primarily, structures made of wood, including floors, ceilings or furniture. This also includes any wood near the house or foundations containing wood.  Difficult to reach crawl spaces are also a favorite of termites.

Thoroughly checking these particularly vulnerable areas could help you to find and get rid of termites sooner.  Getting rid of termites before the population has time to grow is crucial.

Getting Rid of Termites

While getting rid of termites, we also want to think of the person treating the termites and the environment.  MABI has a system that protects the user and the environment by preventing chemical splashback or leaks. Using new, innovative technology, a precise amount of chemical is used.  By cutting down on waste, we can get rid of termites in a greener fashion.   The liquid termite treatment offered by MABI can be used to treat everything from concrete floors to brick mortars or wood and will match your house.  

Keeping termites out!

 Once you have completely rid your house of termites, you likely will be eager to keep your little paradise termite-free forever! There are plenty of things you can do as a homeowner to prevent the return of troublesome termites.  Try the following tips to keep termites away from your property:

  • Remove and relocate any wood, plants, mulch, etc. from near the foundation of your house.
  • Make a 4 in a barrier between any mulch and the border of the house.
  • Maintain plants at least a few feet away from the house’s exterior.  
  • Check your storm drains.  Ideally, soil should not be overly moist near the foundation.
  • Repair any other possible sources of excess moisture, including leaky faucets or cracks.
  • If it is swarming season (the time of year when Spring is beginning and temperatures are rising, and the Earth is thawing), turn off or relocate outdoor lights at night, as the light attracts swarming termites.

 Using a combination of these tips, depending on your unique home’s situation can keep termites from returning.  

New solutions

Determining a plan for how to get rid of termites and keep them out is an important decision.   Using the most recent, innovative technology to get rid of termites is now an option available to homeowners, as well as pest control technicians.   Used properly, the termiticide injection system can effectively get rid of existing termite colonies without causing any further damage to the infested area.  

Choose to use a system that is safe, quick and simple.  Ask your pest control provider about MABI systems to get rid of termites.  And remember to use the tips above to keep them out for good!

 

 

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