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download (1)And the unexpected happened! My house was under attack by those darned termites, with buckling floorboards and ribbed furniture everywhere. I quickly called in pest control professionals in Fort Mill SC to eliminate the invaders right from the source!

The technicians at Tactical Pest and Termite Solutions advised that applying liquid termiticide would work to keep them at bay. They said they would choose low-toxic products that are safe for my kids and dogs. Still the advice was that they should not come into contact while the pesticide is wet.

Yet, I was quite worried especially about my baby girl as her infant body was more susceptible to the toxins. So I decided to play it safe and commissioned the treatment while the children were safely away at their daycare. My dogs were confined to a room (where application was not required) for the duration of the treatment.

I was also told to remove the dogs’ bedding, food, water bowls and toys from the application areas. I made doubly sure by removing all food items from the house.

downloadThe technicians quickly did a thorough job and took even the empty containers with them to eliminate risk of contact. While exposure had been reduced, I still ensured that the house was well aired out before either the kids or pets were allowed to return!

Now I am happy to say that the termites have actually disappeared and the family has lived to tell the tale!

photoI recently bought a house and many people kept suggesting that I should get it checked for termites. However, I hastily dismissed the ominous warnings as I had not ‘seen’ any kind of insects or pests in the month or so that I lived here.

As you must have guessed, I had to pay dearly for my nonchalance and ignorance when a heavy termite infestation surfaced only after six months or so! I called in the troops immediately when my wife happened to spot a bent and heaving shelf in a corner wardrobe.

The expert technicians of Tactical Pest and Termite Solutions immediately announced that not only was the shelf full of termites, but the dreaded creepies were teeming all over the house! I was left further befuddled when the pest control providers in Fort Mill SC confirmed that the house was likely infested even when I had bought it!

They gently explained to me that termites are known as ‘silent destroyers’ for downloadgood reason. They prefer to hide in dark spots and you cannot them immediately. Some are nocturnal, so hardly ever seen again. Even their wings, droppings or the holes that they make in the wood can escape the attention of an untrained eye.

The pest control treatment was thorough and effective and I have sworn never to even consider purchasing a property before a detailed termite inspection has been done!

download (1)Termites are one of the most dreaded pests in every state of the United States. They can silently invade a structure and slowly destroy it from the inside out. However, the good news is that an infestation can be effectively treated and there are various methods of doing so.

Termiticides are chemicals that are applied in the soil around and below the structure to form a protective blanket from termites. The termiticide works by either repelling the pests or killing them after contact. In either way, the termite colony dies a quick death and gets eradicated.

Baits are a newer technique for controlling and preventing termites. Plastic bait stations with an untreated wooden bait are inserted into the soil at regular intervals around the periphery of the structure. The termites eventually ‘locate’ the bait and start feeding on it. Once this is established, the regular food is switched for a toxic one. The pests continue to feed on it and also carry it to their colony, thus working as a slow extermination.  download

For more extensive infestations, there is no option but to fumigate the entire structure with a lethal gas.

Therefore, homeowners should seek the advice of a knowledgeable and experienced pest control Fort Mill SC firm, such as Tactical Pest and Termite Solutions. The experts will study the structure and level of infestation before suggesting the type of termite treatment that will be most effective. Follow-up inspections and service contracts with retreatment are also available to ensure complete protection from termites.