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Your Massachusetts Termite Treatment Experts
If you discover termites or suspect you have termites, it’s important to contact a professional pest control company. A local pest control company will be able to assess the situation, make recommendations and provide the appropriate termite treatment.
At Best Known Pest Control, we specialize in providing effective termite treatment and control service that will safely eliminate your termite problem. We know how destructive termites can be and will work quickly and efficiently to get rid of them from your property.
Best Known Pest Control provides termite treatment and control services for homeowners in Middlesex and Essex County Massachusetts. Do not hesitate to call us if you think you may have a termite problem, as the sooner we can get started on treatment, the better. We are proud to be the leading experts in termite control in the area. Call us today to schedule a termite inspection.
More About Subterranean Termites in Massachusetts
There are several different types of termites that can be found in homes and properties. The most common type of termite is the subterranean termite. These termites live in the soil and build mud tubes to reach their food source, which is wood. Subterranean termites are responsible for the majority of termite damage in homes and properties. Other types of termites include drywood termites, dampwood termites, and formosan termites. Drywood termites live in wood and do not require contact with the ground. Dampwood termites live in wood that is moist or decayed. Formosan termites are an aggressive type of termite that can cause extensive damage to homes and properties.
Eastern subterranean termites live in the soil and consume wood. Termites must travel back and forth to the colony in the soil. What a termite treatment does is it creates a continuous chemical barrier around the area we are trying to protect weather your home, garage, shed, or even trees.
When termites travel back and forth from their colony to the wood structure or site they are consuming, they pass through the chemical barrier.
Our termite control service includes trenching all soiled areas around the home at a minimum of six inches down and six inches away from the foundation. We do this to inject the soil or fill the trenches we have made with the treatment.
Termites Can Wreak Havoc On Your Home
Termites are the most common killer of wood structures. Each year, they cause billions in property damage. Each year, property damage exceeds that caused by fire, flood, and other natural disasters combined. Homeowner’s insurance coverage doesn’t cover termite infestations or the resulting damage! When a homeowner has a termites, there are two charges to consider. The first consideration is the cost of the exterminator. The second consideration is the expense of repairing the damage.
Signs of Termites and Termite Infestation
The most prevalent indicator of a termite infestation is an inside termite swarm. The swarmers are a vast invasion of gracefully flying termites. Swarmers are reproductive males and females who join forces to mate and start new colonies. Their goal is to make it through the flight while avoiding predators such as birds. Then they find a mate and a sunny piece of soil to start their colony by reproducing and burrowing into the soil. The king and queen have a 25-year lifespan. A colony of hundreds of thousands of individual insects will grow from the humble beginnings of two insects and a piece of earth.
Termites Or Ants: What’s The Difference?
Termite swarmers are similar to ants, yet there are some key differences. Because they are the only termites that will be exposed to sunlight, termite swarmers are black. All other varieties of termites are typically dark and cream-colored with no coloring. They have a pair of long, equal-length wings that are straight back and extend beyond the abdomen when at rest. To go inside the mud tubes, the wings must fold completely back.
The termite wing is light gray or silver in color, with a single dark vein running along the leading edge. After a swarm, termites swiftly shed their wings. The only indicator of a termite swarm is finding wings on the ground. At rest, ant wings are angled away from the body and feature visible veins. The wings of ants do not fall off.
An extant termite has a thick waist, similar to that of a grain of rice, whereas an ant has a constricted waist. Furthermore, the termite has antennae like balls or beads strung together, whereas the ant’s antennae have joints that look like a stick with straight portions and elbows.
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