Termite control is critical to protecting what is probably your biggest investment. Termites are small white, tan, or black insects that can cause major structural damage to wooden buildings. They may also attack stored food, books, and household furniture, as well as extensive destruction of wooden structures outside the home. Milberger Pest Control can identify a termite problem and eradicate them with two different systems, Sentricon and Termidor.
Termite Control Is Critical
Termites do not sleep. They eat 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until they die. An eastern subterranean termite colony (the species we have in the Kansas City area) can range from 20,000 to 5 million workers, with an average of 300,000. Consider that for a moment: 300,000 termites working around the clock to consume the structure of your home or business. Scary, right?
Signs of termites include dirt-colored tubes built to serve as protected paths from the earth to the wood the termites are feeding on and the translucent wings shed by the kings and queens during swarming.
Even if you don’t see any evidence of termite damage, though, that does not always mean they aren’t there. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) estimates that termites cause $5 billion in property damage each year. Pest control service from Milberger can prevent expensive damage, starting with a free inspection.
Rather than sending a salesperson to your home or business, Milberger will send a trained, certified technician to conduct a thorough inspection of your property to determine if you have termites, where they are located, and how best to manage them. We offer both the Sentricon and Termidor systems, so you can choose the one that is right for you.
The Sentricon Termite Colony Elimination System not only does away with termites much more efficiently than many other methods but also eliminates the mess. The only part of the Monitor/Treatment unit that can be seen above ground is the cap, and it closely resembles the heads of an underground sprinkler system.
The same unit is used to detect the presence of termites and treat them once discovered. The Sentricon® System can detect termites before they enter the structure, and only uses active ingredients when they are present. No drilling to the structure is required, and it eliminates the entire colony.
Termidor termiticide/insecticide utilizes an advanced nonrepellent, or “undetectable,” liquid technology that termites cannot see, smell, taste, or avoid. Instead, they contact, ingest, and share Termidor, completely unaware that doing so will inevitably kill them. It is applied precisely along the foundation walls or exterior perimeter of the structure, and binds tightly to the soil to create the “Termidor Zone.”
In addition to killing by ingestion, one termite can carry it into the colony and transfer it to every other termite it has contact with. This “transfer effect” makes Termidor more effective for termite control than other liquid products.
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