Milberger Pest Control service in Kansas City has a long history of successfully treating and removing destructive termites – insects that cost American consumers nearly $5 billion annually in treatments and repairs – from homes. Termites are small white, tan, or black insects that can cause serious damage to wooden structures.
How can I tell if I have termites?
Your first clue to a termite problem may be small flying insects – known as termite swarmers – flying near your windows and leaving behind their discarded wings. This phenomenon generally occurs in the spring. Termites are active all year round though, and as termite swarmers look very similar to flying ants, correct identification is critical.
Apart from spotting termite swarmers in the spring, another obvious indicator of their presence is the damage they inflict on properties. To actually tell if you have termites in your home, it is often easier to look for the early damage signs they can typically cause.
How To Identify Termite Damage
Indications of termite damage can include:
- Wood that is buckled or swollen.
- Wood and it is honeycombed or carved out. You can probe suspected wood with a knife or flat-blade screwdriver to see if it’s been hollowed. Severely damaged wood may sound hollow when tapped.
- Unexplained piles of what appear to be coarse grains of sand. These may actually be termite fecal pellets pushed out of wood members.
- Mud tubes on walls, along baseboards, or in cracks and crevices that connect underground nests.
- A moldy scent.
How does Milberger Pest Control service in Kansas City control termites?
Milberger Pest Control service in Kansas City uses two different types of termite control systems, Termidor® and Sentricon®.
The Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System not only does away with termites more efficiently than previous methods, but also eliminates any type of mess. The only part of the treatment unit that can be seen above ground is the cap, and it closely resembles the heads of an underground sprinkler system. Sentricon® uses active ingredients only when termites are present, and can detect termites before they enter a structure.
The Termidor® system utilizes an advanced nonrepellent, or “undetectable,” liquid technology that termites cannot see, smell, taste, or avoid. Milberger Pest Control service in Kansas City applies a liquid Termidor® treatment with precision along the foundation walls or exterior perimeter of your home. The treatment uses time-tested application methods at very low rates. It is virtually odor-free and won’t cause any disruption to your family’s normal routines.