What To Look For When Getting Residential Termite Control

July 26, 2013By

In order to fully protect your home from costly pests, you need to be certain that you have every aspect of termite control covered. We will now go over the major aspects of residential termite control that are always addressed by Fischer Environmental.

Treating for Termites from the Outside In

We first start by thoroughly inspecting the exterior of the home. During this assessment, we look closely for any possible entry points termites could be using. Throughout the inspection, we go ahead and begin removing any spider webs and/or wasp nests that are present around the property. Once the inspection is complete, we begin treating many different external areas, including:

  • Door casings, window frames, thresholds, and all other entryways
  • Any creases, crevices, or openings, including around AC/lines and cable accesses
  • Decks, heavy brush, refuse areas, and other harborage areas
  • Any ant nests located within eight feet of the building

In addition to treating these areas, we also spray a band around the perimeter of the building, as well as an additional band anywhere where concrete meets the structure. These measures give your building an excellent defense against new termites.

 

Treating Your Garage for Termites

Next we will move into the garage, where termites and other pests often find a multitude of places to hide, as well as numerous feed sources. After inspecting the building and removing webs and/or nests, we begin applying termite baits and termite control dust as needed. Common treatment areas include:

  • Voids in walls
  • Pipe flanges
  • Under water heaters, washers/dryers, air handlers, and other appliances
  • Under storage cabinets and work benches
  • Upper and lower cabinet frames
  • Around door frames and window frames

We also provide injection of termite treatments in all cracks and crevices, and complete a high and low band spray around the structure.

 

Treating Problem Areas of the House With Termite Control Products

Like many other pests, termites have a tendency to stick close to water and food sources, which are often found in dark damp rooms, such as the kitchen, bathroom, and/or the utility closet. That is why we target these rooms specifically with our next phase of residential termite treatments. Throughout these rooms, we treat:

  • Underneath every appliance
  • Along the lower cabinet wall mount and the false bottoms of cabinets
  • Panty closets
  • Backs of drawers
  • Around all plumbing accesses
  • Window and door frames and window sills
  • Around the toilet tank and base
  • And all cracks and crevices

Of course, your kitchen, bathroom, or utility room may need other areas treated depending upon your unique circumstance, but these are the general treatment areas to include on any termite control checklist.

 

Providing Additional Treatment During the Termite Control Process

Every home throughout Mississippi and Louisiana will have different termite control and prevention needs depending upon the design of the structure and whether or not termites have already spread throughout the home. In some homes, for example, Fischer Environmental may also need to treat attics, crawlspaces, basements, as well as many other rooms in the house.

The basic rule of thumb is that any area that could be an entry point or hiding place for a termite needs to be treated using safe and effective treatments. Before trying to treat these areas yourself, always consult with a pest control professional first to ensure that you are using the right products, and applying them correctly.

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