Understanding Garden Pest Control

I still remember when I planted my first garden. I was so excited to get started that I completely overlooked the massive pest problem brewing in my yard. Unfortunately, as soon as I planted my crops, I was confronted with the harsh realities of pests munching through all of my veggies. It was devastating, but I knew that I needed to make things right. I decided to contact a professional exterminator to see if he could help. He came out, checked out the pests that were plaguing the area, and treated the earth with the right pesticides. I made this website to help you to understand garden pest control, so that you can reap your harvest.

How To Tell If You Are Living With Termites

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The problem with termites is they are sneaky and able to infest your home without you having any idea they are there. Termites can cause a great deal of damage to the structural integrity of your home. For this reason, learning more about the signs termites are present is extremely important.

Piles Of Wings Near Your Home

If you have found piles of discarded insect wings on your property, you may have wondered where they came from. When young termites become mature, many of them leave their nest to go out into the world to start colonies of their own. As termites mature, their wings fall off usually as they leave their nest. If you have found piles of insect wings in or around your home, you can bet a termite colony is nearby.

Early Morning And Evening Swarms Indicate Nearby Colonies

Termites swarms generally occur twice a year during the time young termites are maturing and leaving their nest. Termite swarms are sometimes missed by homeowners because they happen during times when most people are working or are turning in for the night. However, if you see a swarm of insects clustered on your house or near to it, a termite colony is close by. If you do see a swarm, contacting a termite specialist is a good idea for making sure these tiny winged creatures do not severely damage your house.

The Presence Of Mud Tubes

When it comes to building nests, termites are masters of the trade, creating mud tubes to and from their nests for ensuring their protection from predators and to help keep moisture inside their nests. Mud tubes are also constructed from the nest to the wood a colony of termites is eating as well. Mud tubes will generally be visible on the floor joists in the crawlspace of your home if a colony lives there. Mud tubes can also be found on the foundation of your home as well.

Termites Maintain Sanitary Frass Practices

Frass is the term that describes the wood–colored droppings produced by termites. When termites are in the process of eating the wood in your home, they take the time to chew tiny holes in the wood for pushing out their droppings to keep it out of their way. If you see small mounds of these droppings, it looks similar to larger grain sawdust. Frass piles are always found underneath live, active termite colonies.

Getting rid of and preventing termites is an essential aspect of your home maintenance responsibilities. If you suspect you have termites living in your home, contacting a pest control professional like Fowler Pest Control for helping you get rid of them is important.

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24 November 2015