Termite control is often scary, especially when you have a healthy fear of insects. Your fear is not unfounded! Termites can cause structural damage, as well as harm to your personal health, property, and more.
If you are concerned about termite control – or if your house has been affected by a termite infestation – this article will tell you what to expect and provide tips for getting the job done. You can also opt for a termite control service at Eco Advantage.
What is Termite Control?
Termite control is the practice of managing termites in order to prevent damage to property and/or loss of life. Termites are invertebrates that form colonies in the earth’s soil. Colonies can range in size from a few dozen individuals up to millions.
One of the most effective ways to prevent termite damage is through regular termite inspections and treatment. Treatment may include the use of termiticides, baits, or protective barriers. Termite control should be a part of any home or business owner’s prevention strategy, as termites can cause extensive damage in a short amount of time.
Types of Termite Pests
There are many different types of termiticides, so it’s important to know what kind is attacking your home. The most common type of termite is the European Union (EU) Ant. They are brown or black beetle that feeds on wood. They are not a problem in the U.S., but they do exist in other parts of the world.
The American Wood Tick is the second most common type of termite and they feed on the blood of mammals, including humans. They can be found all over North America and Europe and are considered a problem because they transmit Lyme Disease.
The Carpenter Bee is the third most common type of termite and they feed on flowers and other plants. They can be found all over North America and Europe and are not considered a problem unless their population gets out of control.