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    Protect Your Home from Termites with Termite Control Services

    Here at General Pest Solutions, LLC, we have made it our business to protect your home from Termites.

    The word ‘Termite’ causes panic in the hearts and minds of home and business owners throughout Charleston, Summerville, MT Pleasant,  and the entire Tri County Areas—and for good reason. After all, there is no other species of pest more synonymous with destruction and financial ruin than termites. Termites derive subsistence from wood and cellulose-based products and byproducts, with a preference for dead wood and organic byproducts specifically.

    Since just about every home throughout Charleston SC Tri County Area has a wooden frame comprising its fundamental structure, it becomes needless to say that countless numbers of residential and commercial spaces statewide are at risk of a termite infestation. General Pest Solutions,LLC is proud to be your knowledgeable, reliable and reputable source for termite control Summerville and Termite control Charleston SC exterminator services.

    Living in the south, termites are a very serious structural pest. They cause homeowners millions of dollars in damage each year. To gain access to a structure, termites usually build mud-like tunnels up the exterior foundation or enter through a bath trap, the area beneath a bath tub where the drain goes through the concrete foundation. To prevent termite infestations, we apply a termite-proof barrier under and around your structure.

    Protect the integrity and structure of your home from termites and other wood boring insects with professional termite inspection, treatment, and extermination

    Looking for a Termite Bond? Here is what you need to know.

    5 Things You Could Be Doing That Attract Termites

    Trees

    Tree limbs and leaves that come in contact with the roof and home exterior can provide a pathway for termites seeking a new colony location. Additionally, tree limbs that block sunlight can slow the evaporation of precipitation, encouraging moisture build-up.

    Firewood & Woodpiles

    Many homeowners keep firewood stacked against their home or on the stoop for easy access. However, doing so can draw termites toward the home and provide a point of entry. The NPMA recommends keeping firewood and woodpiles at least 20 feet away from the home and if possible, store wood raised at least 5 inches from the ground.

    Improper Drainage

    It’s no one’s favorite chore, but cleaning the gutters is also a necessary part of termite prevention. Termites are attracted to moisture and clogged gutters can cause water to pool and make insulation vulnerable to termites. Diverting rainwater away from the foundation with down-spout extenders and splash blocks will also prevent water from pooling and attracting termites.

    Excess Wood

    Many people are guilty of leaving stumps and dead trees in their yard. However, any rotting wood material can serve as termite fuel and eventually result in termites entering the home.

    Mulch

    Mulch is frequently used near the home and against the foundation. However, mulch can serve as a source of food for termites and also retains moisture, which attracts these destructive pests. Minimize the usage of wood mulch and keep it at least 15 inches from the foundation. Monitor existing mulch for any signs of termite activity, especially below the surface.

     

    Drywood Termites

    Drywood termites form colonies of up to 2,500 members. Drywood termite colonies don’t have workers. Younger termites, called "false workers", do all the work for the colony.

    Diet: Drywood termites eat wood, wallpaper, plastics and fabric made from plants.

    Habitat: Drywood termite colonies are usually found in dry wood and they do not require moisture or contact with the soil.

    Impact: Drywood termites can build nests and dig tunnels in buildings. These tunnels cause major damage because the wooden support beams can become weak and make the building lean or fall down.

    Formosan Termites

    Formosan termite colonies can be up to 300 feet long and there can be tens of thousands of termites in a single colony. Formosan termite colonies are divided into three groups: workers, soldiers and reproductives. They are the largest and most destructive kind of termite.

    Diet: Formosan termites eat wood and fabric made from plants. When they eat dead trees, these termites help the environment and make space for new plant life.

    Habitat: Formosans live in huge underground colonies, and build mud nests inside the walls of a building. They can also live in boats and buildings.

    Subterranean Termites

    Subterranean termite colonies can have up to 2 million members! Their colonies are divided into three groups: workers, soldiers and reproductives.

    Diet: Termites eat wood, wallpaper, plastics and fabric made from plants.

    Habitat: Subterranean termites need contact with the soil to survive. They live in underground colonies or in wet areas above ground. They build tunnels to reach food and every spring, groups of reproductive termites fly off to start new colonies.

    Impact: Subterranean termites are the most destructive kind of termite. They can eat a lot of wood and they can cause a lot of expensive damage to a house! They can destroy building foundations, wooden support beams, plastic plumbing pipes, sub-flooring, insulation … even swimming pool liners and filtration systems! Termites can also injure or destroy living trees and shrubs.

    Termidor Liquid Treatment

    America’s #1 Termite Defense
     
    Although termites are not unique to Charleston SC Tri County Area, our climate and moisture levels create a perfect environment for infestation. General Pest Solutions, LLC knows that all termite protection is not created equal. We believe in using only the most proven systems to protect your property against Subterranean Termites. One of our professionals will evaluate your property and determine the system that will best protect your home or business. 

     

    This treatment establishes a chemical barrier in the soil around the perimeter of your property. Termidor® termiticide/insecticide is a professional termite defense product effective on native subterranean termites, Formosan termites, and drywood termites. It 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.

      

    Termite Swarmers:

    Eastern Subterranean Termites swarm in late March thru early May and the Formosan Subterranean Termites swarm in late May thru June. Termite swarming season, the time when winged "swarmers" termites leave their colonies to create new one. Few swarmers emerging outdoors from tree stumps,woodpiles, and other locations out in the yard are not necessarily cause for concern, they rarely survive to start new colonies. More than 95% of the termites swarmers we find inside homes originate from outside of the home which means that  the home is not necessarily infested. Are swarmers emerging indoors? Right out of the wall, through the plaster,often near the top of a window or from a door frame or other feature? Look for little holes, often lined with brown or red mud and with termites dropping out or termite heads sticking out. If you have any of these signs,then you may have a serious problem. Keep your home inspected and treated by a professional.

     

    ****Spray Foam Insulation Can Be A Nightmare****

    Why not use spray foam insulation? Poor application of spray foam insulation can decrease insulation value, create bad odors and create moisture problems. Say, for example, you have spray foam insulation underneath your kitchen floor and your home is attacked by termites. It will be difficult to inspect underneath your kitchen flooring for termites with all that spray foam insulation in the way. When it becomes necessary to get rid of home pests, spray foam insulation can make visibility and treatment much more difficult.

    A big reason why to not use spray foam insulation is that it can be a nightmare to remove. If a pest infestation or structural failure occurs, insulation will need to be replaced. Removal of spray foam insulation from all the nooks, crannies, wiring and piping can be next to impossible. Many times, this entails removal and replacement of more of the structural materials to get rid of all this stuff. Spray foam insulation just sticks to everything!

    https://www.clemson.edu/public/regulatory/pesticide-regulation/bulletins/bulletin-9-foam-insulation.pdf

    https://www.builderonline.com/building/safety-healthfulness/spray-foam-insulation-has-potential-to-hide-termite-issues_c

    https://www.pctonline.com/article/foam-friend-or-foe/

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