Winter Bros Pests Inc.
Did you know? Termites have been around since the time of the DINOSAURS!
Mysterious piles of pellets are indicative of Drywood Termite presence. These piles could be Drywood Termite droppings known as frass.
Drywood Termites typically leave few signs of activity in homes. When two Drywood Termites establish a small nest in wood, they seal the hole they used to enter the wood and do not leave the nest.
Besides swarmers that need to exit the nest to start new colonies, Drywood Termites can find all of the conditions they need inside the wood – including food, water, shelter and an optimal temperature.
The only condition Drywood Termites do not have inside their nest is unlimited space. As termites consume wood, they create kick out holes that are used to push frass (termite droppings or pellets) out of the nest.
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HOMEOWNERS MAKING CHANGES CAN INADVERTENTLY DISTURB AND DESTROY THE TREATED BARRIER
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Prevent Termite Infestation
If my house is infested by termites, does that mean the treatment made before or during construction was not done correctly?
Not necessarily. Termite treatments made before or during construction are not always 100% effective. Many factors can alter the effectiveness, such as:
- The type of application equipment used
- The soil type and soil moisture content
- Soil settling under the slab
- The weather conditions on the day of the treatment.
- Any disturbance of the chemical barrier
Termite Mud Tunnel
OTHER MODIFICATIONS THAT CREATE TERMITE PROBLEMS ARE:
- Changing the grade of the soil outside the foundation to induce drainage toward the house
- Irrigation installed to close to the structure
- Fence posts, trellises, or any other wooden decor touching both the ground and the structure
-Landscaping that is installed within 16 inches of the foundation, and cool decking installed against the foundation of the structure
THE DRYWOOD TERMITE
In this case, we can't help anymore!
Any modification that requires breaking or cutting into the concrete slab, or disturbing the soil that touches the outside foundation needs to be reported to the pest control company that treated your home. The disturbed area must be retreated in order to maintain the integrity of your barrier. If any concrete for patios, room additions, garages or carports is added, or if any other alterations to the home are made, these should also be treated.
FAILURE TO DO SO COULD PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY AND YOUR WARRANTY IS INVALID.
LIC. 8166 BC
THE SUBTERRANEAN TERMITE
The subterranean termite colonies can have up to 2 million members. Their colonies are divided into three groups: workers, soldiers and reproductive.
Subterranean termites need contact with the soil to survive. They live in underground colonies or in wet areas above ground. They build tunnels to reach food and every spring, groups of reproductive termites fly off to start new colonies.
Subterranean termites are the most destructive kind of termites. They can eat a lot of wood and they can cause a lot of expensive damage to a house. They can destroy building foundations, wooden support beams, plastic plumbing pipes, subflooring, even swimming pool liners and filtration systems! Termites can also injure or destroy living trees and shrubs.
- Make sure water drains away from your house.
- Don't let water build up around your home's foundation. TERMITES LIKE THAT!!!
- Replace any damp or damaged wood on the outside of your home.
- Never leave wood scraps in the yard for them to snack on.