Proven and Tested Ways to Curb the Spread of Termites
We eliminate pests, that’s what we do here at Maximum Pest Control Services, and yet, we too agree that Termites are one of those most challenging pests to get rid of for most other pest control companies. These nasty little creatures are well adapt to Los Angeles Californian climate, as a result, they can thrive and multiply very quickly.
Termites are eusocial insects that are classified at the taxonomic rank of infraorder Isoptera, or as epifamily Termitoidae within the order Blattodea.
Strategies to Curb the Spread of Termites
It is an unfortunate fact that most termite infestations are discovered by homeowners when a lot of property damage has already occurred and overrun by pests. This can be traced back to the nature of termites breeding cycles that can help leave them undetected for a long extended periods of time.
Termites cost millions of dollars in damage each year with people often losing their prized possessions like books or their grandparents’ furniture, but there are ways to curb the spread of termites especially if you live in an area where the weather is damp, humid, and inviting for pests. However, its highly advisable to contact professional termite control experts at the earliest signs of infestation.
Moisture is The Enemy
Access moisture of any level is like a desert for all manner of pests especially termites. It makes the environment of your home more hospitable to their breeding habits and allows them to burrow, breed, and feed with ease. You can purchase and use a dehumidifier for your moisture gathering items / space (especially places where you have stored books, paper, wood, or areas like basements). Remember excess heat can also be inviting signal for Termites, using an AC in summer season or even storing items such as books in an area away from direct sunlight.
A Stitch In Time Saves Nine
Proper periodic maintenance for your home is about more than just aesthetics or yearly maintenance, ensuring there are no loopholes through which a pest invasion becomes imminent should also be considered whilst performing property maintenance. Repair cracks, openings, windows, and vents to make sure there’s no entryway for pests or unnecessary moisture.
Pipes are another aspect of your home to bear in mind as termite infestations can originate from bathrooms, basement plumbing, clogged gutters, or drains in the kitchen. In fact, storing damp wood or piles of foliage near the house can also add to the termite threat. Ideally, the environmental conditions play an important factor for pests infestation.
Declutter and Marie Kondo The Place
Although most of us are lucky to be living in houses with wide spaces around Los Angeles (be it Granada Hills, Woodland Hills or other nearby locations) if on the other hand you do live in a smaller and cluttered space, that automatically increases the chances of termites setting up a home there. Try to declutter and get rid of excess clothes, paper, and other materials like cardboard. This will also make more effective cleaning possible and leave fewer hiding places for all types of pests.
Go The Borate Route
Although we reluctantly recommend do it yourself termite control techniques of any kind, especially using or mixing chemicals by yourself, Borate is a common and can be a safe insecticide when used in correct dosage.
The right amounts can be used anywhere from wooden furniture and shelves to behind books to even kitchen cabinets. It can make it difficult for termites to set residence in any of these areas. If any of the woodwork in your house is new, correct amount of borate can easily be sprayed on it and the wood structure can lightly absorb it. This can mean, property owners have greatly lowered the chances of a being invaded by termites in the future. Not to mention it can be reapplied in areas where you are storing important or high value items like fabric or clothes.
Once again, we’d rather you contact preprofessional Termite Eliminators for advice before you attempt any do-it-yourself termite control.
The Power of the Sun
Laying out termite-infested items in the sun is not an old wives’ tale. Prolong sunlight exposure can act as a powerful deterrent as well as disinfectant, can also kill many types of household pests residing in clothes, books, or furniture. When trying to salvage an item where termites are living, you can try to expose the little monsters to the power of the Sun. We promise you that they won’t get a suntan as they prefer dark humid places for infestation.
Contact Your Local Termite Extermination Experts Serving Los Angeles California
Using our expertise coupled with commercial grade environmentally friendly pest control treatments dealing with all types of pests, Maximum Pest Control Services offers all our valued customers speedy service, cost-effective pest control solutions with best value for money guarantee.
When you contact us, we’ll first analyze the pest infestation situation you are facing, draw out an action plan and proposal for tackling the problem as fast as possible. Once our pest control technicians finish up their work, we will ensure absolute thorough clean of any areas as well as ensure pests do not come back.
Our aim is and has always been to provide friendly, professional and above all else affordable pest control services for all our valued clients, simply contact us to arrange a property inspection.
We specialize in removal and eradication of all pests including Spiders, Cockroaches, Ants, Wildlife animals, Mouse, Rats, Bees, Mosquitoes, Termites, Bed Bugs and others.