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house-cross-section-lgLast summer, I had an ants and cockroaches epidemic on my hands. The pests were running all over my house and nothing seemed to work on them. I was fed up of the sight of the disgusting vermins and decided to call a pest control provider in Charlotte NC.

Tactical Pest and Control Solutions seemed fit for the job and came with good recommendations. I gave the go ahead and a team of experienced technicians worked on my entire house.

A few days later, I was sickened to still find a few cockroaches crawling across my bathroom and ants living it up in the den! I immediately called up the pest control company in a fury and demanded my money back.

The operator at the other end of the line assured me that this is normal as it takes some time for the bugs to die off. I was still livid and insisted that someone should come over for an inspection.

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The company dutifully sent a technician to check on the results. He gently clarified that complete eradication takes a few weeks. He told me that some pests may have even crawled from outside, but will fail to survive the treatment.

I have to admit that those infuriating pests were completely eliminated in less than a month, and I am yet to catch sight of a single ant or cockroach in the house ever since!

download 1I bought a quaint older home in the Charlotte NC area.   I loved the charm of the structure and the neighborhood. Something about it reminded me of visiting my grandparents home as a kid.  I admit I was caught up in the sentimental aspect of the house and missed the important safeguard checks that I should have had at the top of my list.   Such as checking the structure for termites.  Since it was an older home, the building codes were not what they are today when it was    My aging house was recently besieged by termites. The nasty pests seemed to have taken over the structure – right from the doors and windows to closets and nightstands too. I quickly got a complete pest control Charlotte NC treatment done by Tactical Pest and Termite Solutions and the infestation seems to have abated slowly.

Once the exigency was out of the way, I started pondering over why the termites attacked so many homes and buildings. I spoke to the professional team who came for subsequent checks which helped me understand quite a few details.

Now I have become aware that most termites live in the soil and build their colonies there. When they find food, they slowly build intricate tunnels within the mud itself. These tunnels are designed to lead them above the ground and directly to their food source.

imagesBut why do they eat the wood in the house? Well, termites love to feed on any kind of cellulose! As wood contains a lot of cellulose, these pests are always attracted to any source of wood – this could be the trees and logs outside to the foundation, walls, doors, furniture and other wooden items indoors. Wherever any kind of wood touches the soil, rest assured that some termite family will be sure to find it sooner or later!

Apart from their favorite food, termites do not hesitate to consume newspaper, cardboard and even dung.