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May 14, 2011

More Termite FAQs

Close up view of termite swarm
1. When does a homeowner see termites?
Termites swarm in the early spring, depending on their geographical location.

2. What can a homeowner do to prevent termites?
The most important thing is to remove the conducive conditions termites need to survive. Termites love moisture; avoid moisture accumulation around the foundation of your home. Prevent termites by diverting water away with properly functioning downspouts, gutters and splash blocks. Reduce humidity in crawl spaces with proper ventilation.

Prevent shrubs, vines and other vegetation from growing over and covering vents. Be sure to remove old form boards, grade stakes, etc., left in place after the building was constructed. Remove old tree stumps and roots around and beneath the building.

Most importantly, eliminate any wood contact with the soil. An 18-inch gap between the soil and wood portions of the building is ideal. It doesn't hurt to routinely inspect the foundation of your home for signs of termite damage.

3. How are termites controlled?
Dave's Pest Control will come in and treat the problem so that you can live comfortably in your home.

4. What is the most effective type of termite treatment?
Dave's Pest Control committed to providing highly effective treatment options for all pest issues. The most effective type of treatment depends upon the severity of the infestation, the species of termite, and the location and construction of the home or building. Dave will assess each infestation separately and recommend a rigorous treatment plan that will effectively control the termite population.

5. How difficult are termites to treat?
Termites are nearly impossible for homeowners to treat on their own. On the other hand, Dave's Pest Control has the training, expertise and technology to eliminate termite infestations.

If you're concerned that you have carpet beetles in your home or place of business, give Dave a call at 1-800-400-6009.

Dave's Pest Control
A Central Massachusetts Pest Control Company

Reference: www.pestworld.org


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    Your home or business provides the food and shelter pests need to survive.
    Pests can easily enter your home or business through doors and windows that
    are improperly sealed, around pipes and a number of other avenues


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