Termite Inspection Exterior

A termite inspection of the exterior of a building is, of course, a visual inspection requiring a little knowledge of where the termites might be able to enter the home and where they are able to live. A termite inspection on the exterior starts by looking around the foundation of the house and taking note of any wood on the home that is close the ground. The reason for this is because termites (and other bugs) love to eat wood. Termites do not eat concrete or brick, so a house that is solid brick or one that has the foundation rising at least 36 inches above the ground has a lower risk of being invaded. By contrast a house that …

Termite Illustrations

If you suspect you may have a termite problem, having termite illustrations on hand as a reference point can be a very valuable tool. You can find them in many places including your local library. Simply find a book on termites and then look at the illustrations that are provided. Most libraries have copy machines that allow you to make copies for a small fee. More importantly, and probably much more easily found are the termite illustrations that you can find on the Internet. I did a Google search and was able to come across hundreds and hundreds of websites that feature termite illustrations that show fine detail of termites and what each specific termite looks like. You see, within …

Termite Identification

Identification of the common termite can be done quite easily even by people who don’t know much about termites themselves. Most commonly, people refer to the identification of a termite as a “little white ant”. While this is generally true as termites do closely resemble the common ant, there are differences in termites which can make identification a little more in-depth. Termites are social insects and live in a very strict social civilization. Each termite in the colony looks different which makes identification a little more complicated. Their specific job within the colony dictates how they look. Inside the termite colony, there are workers, soldiers, queen, kings, and reproductives. Workers represent the majority of the colony population and are responsible …

Termite Home Treatment

If you own a home, it is so important to pay attention to termite home treatment so that you can protect not only your investment in that home, but in your safety inside that home as well. Termites eat wood – the wood that most likely constructs the beams that hold up your roof and secure your walls. When that wood becomes compromised with the damage that termites can wreak by the holes and tunnels that they dig, your home could literally fall down around you. That’s why termite home treatment is so very important to not only consider but pursue as well. It’s a good idea to have your home checked for termites at least on a yearly basis …

Termite Fumigation Concerns

If you have found yourself with a termite problem and are facing the reality that you have to get rid of it with chemicals which brings to mind termite fumigation concerns. After all, you are using strong chemicals which will be placed in and around places where you and your family live, eat, and breathe. Having termite fumigation concerns is natural and often, there’s really no need to worry. One of the most common chemicals used in termite treatment is Vikane which is a gas that is usually used in conjunction with tenting a home. That means that the whole home is sealed under a tent-like structure and then the Vikane gas is pumped into the home and circulated with …