SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR HOME
The Truth About
Termites are beneficial insects in nature. They breakdown
cellulose and in the process return nutrients to the soil.
But when they infest structures, termites do more damage
than fires, storms and earthquakes combined.
- Termites can found in almost every state. They feed
on wood and may also destroy paper products such as
books, cardboard boxes and variety of other items.
Even buildings with steel framing & masonry walls are
targets because of the wooden door and window frames,
cabinets & shelving within the buildings
- A termite colony is large, composed of the queen,
king, winged reproductive, swarmers soldiers and workers
Signs of Termite Infestation:
Termite workers: more numerous & cause of
all the termite damage. A property owner seldom sees
the Worker termites, but in the spring or fall he
may see swarming "Winged reproductive" (termite adult)
Using "Shelter tubes" or "Mud tubes" termites
invades a structure through cracks & crevices and attack
Difference between ants and termites
Compare these features
|1. Antennae not elbowed
|2. Two pairs of wings of equal
|3. Eyes absent
|4. Waist thick
|1. Antennae elbowed
|2. Two pairs of wings un-equal
|3. Eyes present
|4. Waist thin
Typical sites of termite activity:
Your pest management Professional knows how to uncover termite
There are several clear indication of termite infestation. In
the spring in most part of the country and in the fall in others,
reproductive swarmers emerge in great numbers. Sometimes, you
may see them swarm, or you may only see signs that they have
swarmed. Their wings break off after flight and you may find
piles of wings that have dropped off. Often, you will miss the
swarm, so be sure to look for other signs of damage to wood or
visible mud tubs.
If you become aware of any of the signs of termite infestation,
or your neighbors have termites, call Brown who is
trained to use "Termidor". We will inspect inside your home and
around your home looking for areas that are vulnerable to
termite infestation. Your Servitix professional will
examine areas where termites forage for moisture
and food, giving special attention to conditions which are conducive
to termite attack such as crack, voids, and spaces where wiring
and utilities pass through walls and slabs (fig: 4)
Servitix professional are well trained in termite behavior.
He or she know where to look for termites and can determine how
they got there. They also know about available treatment options,
and how to use them to protect your home for years to come.
How Termites enter the Home:
The most common termite, the subterranean builds its nest in the
ground. These termites construct mud tubes, which are used to explore
for food and connect their underground nest to that food source.
They can enter a building without direct wood contact with the
soil through such tubes (Fig: 5)
Termites can enter buildings trough cracks, expansion
joints, hollow bricks or concrete blocks around plumbing. They
can find their way into a structure through an opening as small
as 1/32 of an inch.
Depending on type of building structure (Fig: 6), whether constructed
with slab, basement or crawl space foundations, can be a target
for termite infestation.
A through inspection by a termite control specialist
is the first and most important step in protecting
your property. "Experienced" eye can locate the specific
areas in your structure where termite attack is likely
Then the specialist will design a treatment plan for your home
or business that will control any current Infestation and establish
a chemical barrier around the structure to inhibit further termite
entry. Several of these methods are shown in the lower center
illustration (Fig: 7)
proud to offer its
customers the newest and
best in termite
control products such
as Termidor ®
We service all types of properties whether it is residential,
commercial or Industrial.
Brown currently offer the conventional liquid barrier treatment,
It is truly revolutionary way to treat your property
with the conventional liquid barrier, we will either
dig a trench around the four side of the building,
or drill a small hole through the floor or concrete
slab and inject the chemical into the soil around or
underneath the building.
Create a continuous barrier in the soil underneath and around
the exterior perimeter of the home
Works in 3 months or less
Eliminates termites by ingestion and/or contact
Termite Prevention Tips
What is Integrated Pest
Integrated Pest management (IPM) is a decision-making
process that anticipates and prevents pest
activity and infestation by combining several
strategies to achieve long-term solutions.
Component of IPM program may include education,
proper waste management, structural repair,
maintenance, biological and mechanical control
techniques, and pesticide application.
The steps below will help you prevent termites from
becoming a problem in the first place, or help keep
them from coming back.
- Trim all shrubs, bushes and other
dense greenery away from the foundation
of your home. Move mulch away from
foundation as well.
- Seal all cracks and hole in your homes foundation,
which may provide a handy access point for termites.
- Remove all lumber, tree stumps and other kinds
of loose wood from the perimeter of your home.
- Fix any leaky pipes and eliminate any standing
water near your home. Termite cannot live on wood
- Don't leave firewood near your home, it's a magnet
for termites. If you do keep it raised off the ground
- Keep gutters and downspouts free of accumulated
leaves and debris. Clog and obstructions can attract
Schedule an appointment or Contact
Us for more information and free Termite inspection.