Carpenter Ants: The Other Wood Destroying Pests

carpenter ant

Termites are not the only pests that threaten the integrity of your house. An infestation of carpenter ants nesting within your walls will also corrupt your home’s structural soundness. Unlike termites, carpenter ants do not eat wood, they instead burrow their way through damp or decayed wood to create nests and tunnels. You will most likely find a nest of carpenter ants in hollow doors, wall voids, and insulation. If a colony of ants is not taken care of, they will reproduce at a rapid pace, leaving your walls filled with thousands of tiny pests. Finding small piles of wood shavings mixed

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Are spiders becoming a problem in your home?

Spider

When people think of pests, spiders aren’t usually the first creatures that come to mind.  Most species aren’t harmful to human beings, and they’re known for devouring insects such as mites and flies that have made their way into your home or backyard.  An occasional small and harmless spider, making a little web in a corner of a room, typically isn’t a big problem and can be disposed of easily if needed. Problems with spiders arise when they become too great in number, and when the ones in your home are of a more dangerous variety. When there are too

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FAQs about Termites and Fumigation

termite fumigation

If the exterminator has recommended fumigation as the best method to eliminate destructive termites from your home, you may be concerned about the procedure and safeguarding your family’s health. Since fumigation can be performed only by trained and certified professionals, you can be assured that every precaution will be taken to protect the safety of the home’s residents. Why Fumigation? Termite infestations may be localized in certain areas of your home’s structure and so may be exterminated with the use of local applications.  But when termites have invaded the entire structure and the infestation areas are inaccessible, your exterminator might recommend a

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Warm Weather Brings the Termites

subterranean termites

The generally mild winter did little to naturally control spring pests.  When the warmth of spring hits and breeding gets into full motion, termites can become a very pesky issue for homeowners and business owners alike.  It is imperative to have an annual and complete inspection done.  Tiger Termite & Pest Control recommends being proactive and prevent the problem from occurring. These tiny bugs are known as “silent destroyers” and can eat through wood, flooring, and even wallpaper faster than you can imagine.  They are often confused with some flying ant species and will choose cracks and crevices as small as

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Ants: The Pests Many Homeowners Deal With

red ants

Once you have ants inside your home, it may appear as though they keep multiplying, right before your eyes. These pesky bugs just won’t go away. Once you swat one away, there are ten other ants right behind that one. The reason for this is ants live and travel in colonies with a queen ant that lays the eggs and the rest of the colony is made up of worker ants. These ants work together to find food and shelter for the colony. Ants communicate with each other, by leaving a chemical message that whose pheromones other ants can only

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Spring Is Here: Is It Time For A Termite Inspection?

house

It’s spring again and time for that annual housecleaning. Your garage might need a good clean-out and maybe your front lawn could use some work. There might, however, be one other important step that you’re missing this spring: a termite inspection. Termites are wood-eating insects that perform an important ecological role by breaking down dead wood and returning the nutrients to the environment. Unfortunately, if left unchecked, termites might also break down the wood that makes up your home, leaving you with expensive repairs and a house that might not be safe to live in. Termites can compromise the structure

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Spring Is Here: Is It Time For A Termite Inspection?

house

It’s spring again and time for that annual housecleaning. Your garage might need a good clean-out and maybe your front lawn could use some work. There might, however, be one other important step that you’re missing this spring: a termite inspection. Termites are wood-eating insects that perform an important ecological role by breaking down dead wood and returning the nutrients to the environment. Unfortunately, if left unchecked, termites might also break down the wood that makes up your home, leaving you with expensive repairs and a house that might not be safe to live in. Termites can compromise the structure

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Why fumigation is a safe option for pest removal

house fumigation

When some homeowners hear the term fumigation, they are apprehensive. Some are concerned about inhaling harmful fumes or dealing with leftover residue. While it is natural to be concerned, with our fumigation process you can be certain that your safety is a priority for us. Vikane is a gas not a liquid In our fumigations, we use the Dow Chemical Company product Vikane. The product, sulfuryl fluoride, is introduced into your home at a controlled rate and to a controlled level. We only use as much as is needed to kill the pests. Since Vikane is a gas there is

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Fumigation: Enjoy a Get-Away While We Take the Drywoods Awa

fumigation of house

Drywood Termites. They are a little different than their usual cousins–the subterranean termites. Drywoods don’t live down in the soil and munch primarily on wet wood. No, Drywoods find nice dry wood–like that found in your lovely home–to be quite delectable, thank you, no added moisture necessary. Although they normally live outside in dead trees, brush, firewood, etc., when residential neighborhoods are built in the Drywood’s primary habitat, the man-made structures become open to attack and infestation. The Drywoods are happy to enter your home through joints in exposed wood trim, attic vents, window sills, foundations, under wood shingles or

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Can A Pest Control Company Stop The Squirrels From Eating My House?

grey squirrel

This is the time of year that the squirrels start becoming more active as they begin the task of finding a home and starting a family.  They do this twice a year, the first between February and April and the second time between August and October.  You will probably notice their increased activity as they chase each other through the trees or across your roof. One thing you might not notice is how they are deciding what is an acceptable “home”.  Oftentimes they build leaf nests or use holes in the trunks of living or dead trees.  But, they are

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