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TERMITE WARNING SIGNS

What are the warning signs of termites?

  • Pencil-sized diameter, or larger, mud tubes running across bare concrete or masonry between the soil and any wooden part of your building, inside or outside.
  • Thin, small, papery wings, all the same size and shape, 3/8"; to 1/2 " long, on your windowsill, counter top or floor (especially if it is late spring and there has been a recent rain).
  • Thin "bubbled" or distorted areas of paint on wooden surfaces, which feel cool to the touch.
  • Any wooden building parts (especially if they are support structures) begin to "sag" unexpectedly

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Beware of Termites

More than 365,000 homes in the U.S. are involved in fire each year. More than 600,000 U.S. homes suffer Termite Damage totaling over $5 Billion annually. This more than the damage caused by all fires, most storms and earthquakes combined. More than 2 million homes require termite treatment each year. Homeowners insurance can help recover losses from fires, floods, and earthquakes, but it is almost impossible to get insurance against termites. Finding out your home has termites can scare most homeowners, You typically can't see them, you can't hear them and frequently only a trained inspector can find signs of infestation.

Treatment by the homeowner for the control of termites is virtually impossible. Specialized equipment is used and the experts at Bug Busters USA have the necessary knowledge for effective control. Bug Busters USA trained termite control specialist can provide protection from termite infestation. Termites are found in all the states that Bug Busters USA provides service. They eat wood and may also destroy paper products such as books, cardboard boxes, furniture, and various other items. Even buildings with steel framing and masonry walls are targets because of the wooden doors, window frames, wooden support beams, cabinets, or shelving. To learn more about how we can develop a termite management plan best suited to your situation call us or schedule online a Free Termites inspection from one of our trained Pest Professionals today.

Detecting and controlling termites is a job for a professional

A Thorough inspection by a termite control specialist is the first and most important step in protecting your property. "Experienced" eyes can locate the specific areas in your structure where a termite attack is likely to occur. Our inspectors use special tools such as moisture meters and probing devices to locate termites.

If a termite infestation is found, the specialist will then design a treatment plan specific for your property that will control any current infestation and establish either a liquid treated zone, a baited zone or ins some cases both around the structure to take care of future termite infestations.

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Wood to soil contact. Keep soil from touching wood to reduce pest access. If there must be wood to soil contact (on a porch or deck) use pressure-treated wood or material which is insect resistant. Eliminate hollow porch post and columns.

Ventilation and high moisture conditions. Eliminating damp conditions, increasing ventilation and replacing decayed wood, aids carpenter ant management and helps prevent future infestations by the ants and wood destroying fungi. This may include your cellar, crawl spaces or under dirt filled porches.

Flower and shrubbery beds. Adding crushed rock around the foundation instead of mulch will eliminate a food and harborage source for sow bugs, centipedes, millipedes and many other insects. Crushed rock is also a rodent and snake deterrent.

Leaking gutters and roof lines. Keep gutters and roof lines in good repair and free of debris to reduce wood rot. This reduces breeding areas for wood destroying insects. Satellite carpenter ant colonies are usually in areas of moisture damaged wood.

Openings at plumbing, electrical, and telephone line entrances into your home. Sealing openings around these entries reduces access for carpenter ants, stinging insects, and many occasional invaders.

Excessive plant cover around the foundation. Leaves and other debris under decks, in window wells, and behind bushes should be removed to eliminate decaying organic matter which may provide a food source or harborage for insects such as sow bugs, centipedes and millipedes.