Insect Pest Control : How to Get Rid of Ants in Your House

Insect Pest Control : How to Get Rid of Ants in Your House


I’m Trevor with Monster Pest Control located
in American Fork, Utah. We’re talking about how to rid your home of insects. This topic
is how to rid your house of ants. How to get rid of the ants in your home. A couple of
things, quite often when you start seeing ants in the kitchen area, they’ll be coming
up through corners or edges, through the windows, places like that. So what I like to do is
I always like to make sure that there’s no food out, everything is covered. But with
the food here, if they don’t have time to clean up, there’s other methods and other
ways of getting it. You can use a little bait trap setting those in different areas such
as like that, that they’ll come in. There’s liquid bait, there’s like different gels that
we can go up around edges and corners. Another way too, is by getting all the baseboard areas
down low where you find the ants and spraying them in those areas. We could also get the
window seals also to get rid of them. But there’s so many varieties of areas. You don’t
want to seal up one area and block them in there. It takes some time to get rid of the
ants, so make sure that you clean off the dishes, make sure everything is kind of put
away, cleaned up so that the person can take some time. I like to use what we call an inside
outside method, and I use two different materials. One for the inside, one for the outside, and
it works within just a few days to get rid of the ants. There’s so many varieties of
ants out there that there’s many different methods that we just don’t have time to tell
you about the different ways of taking care of the ants in your home.

Termite Control : Will Termites Eat Treated Lumber?

Termite Control : Will Termites Eat Treated Lumber?


My name is Tyler Royce, I’m with TNT Pest
Control, we’re talking about will termites eat treated lumber? Lumber comes from the
mill, they actually do some treatment on the wood but termites has discovered will eat
through the treated lumber. What I found though actually when it’s newer they’ll eat the surface
of it. The older the wood gets the more vulnerable it is to termites, they will choose other
wood sources that are easier pickings, when the wood comes back from the mill, it has
gone through treatment stage. I’m not sure how intense of a termite treatment that the
wood has been through, I don’t think they do any type of termite treatment on the wood,
termites will eat the wood, they look for any type of wood source, they’re not really
picky at what kind of wood it is, it doesn’t seem to stop them. Your best defense to stop
the termites from eating your home would be have a professional come out and do a professional
treatment for termites for you.

Termite Control : What Do Termites Eat?

Termite Control : What Do Termites Eat?


My name’s Tyler Royce. I’m with TNT Pest Control.
We’re talking about termites and what they eat. Termites will feed on roots, wood products,
bark. A lot of people use bark for landscaping around the home. I recommend not using any
bark around the home, ’cause when it is touching the ground, I have seen termites that’ll…that’ll
come up and eat…eat bark products. Any type of wood product, ranging from pianos to books
to newspapers, boxes. I’ve done a few jobs where, there was a storage unit. It was all
fully concreted with boxes in there, and the termites had worked their way up through the
concrete and was eating all of the boxes and newspapers and books. Any type of cellulose
wood product the termites will…will eat. And, they really like wood products that have
a moisture content in it, they’re really attracted to that. Anything that’s an easy meal for
’em, that’s very high in content and moisture they…they will feed on.

Termite Control : Differences Between Ants & Termites

Termite Control : Differences Between Ants & Termites


My name is Tyler Royce I’m with TNT pest control.
We are talking about today the difference between ants and termites. How you tell the
difference between ants and termites. Termites don’t have a section between the abdomen and
the thorax, they are actually straight up and down. If you stand them up they look like
a queen. There’s a big difference between those. Termites live up to thirty feet deep
in the ground. They live in a colony, they live up to four hundred yards away from the
home. Termites will actually tube up through the ground, tube up into the home, eat cellulose,
so they look for wood products. You won’t find them crawling around your house. They’ll
actually be in a sheltered tube. So they’ll actually tube up through concrete cracks in
the foundation. Eat the home, take the wood products back in the ground and eat your house.

Termite Control : What Do Termites Look Like?

Termite Control : What Do Termites Look Like?


My name is Tyler Royce, I’m with TNT Pest
Control we’re talking about what termites, what do termites look like. Depends on what
stage they’re in, you have an egg stage which will be anywhere from white creamish yellowish
color to a nymph stage that will be more of a white cream color. They range from an eighth
of an inch for workers up to quarter of an inch with the kings and queens. The queen
will be black in color, the king will be more of a soldier, not a soldier but a worker-type
body colored with a soldier head. Soldiers range from a creamish white color to a yellowish
color with a black head with pincers in the front. The difference between ants and termites,
termites don’t have a section between the abdomen and the thorax, its just straight
up and down, ants do have a small section in between the thorax and the abdomen, that’s
the best way to identify ants from termites.

How Do I Get Rid of Termites from My Home?

How Do I Get Rid of Termites from My Home?


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Termite Control : How to Detect Damage From Termites in Homes

Termite Control : How to Detect Damage From Termites in Homes


My name’s Tyler Royce. I’m with TNT Pest Control.
Today we’re talking about how to detect damage from termites. Most people, they don’t find
out that they have any termite damage for a minimum of about two years, in on average
when they find out that you do have damage. Some of the signs to look for is, on your
sheet rock, in between the paper and the paint, between the sheet rock, the paper, and the
paint you’ll actually get bubbling. They’ll actually eat the paper in between the….the
backboard of the paper and the sheet rock. So you’ll have paint flaking off your walls.
Another obvious sign is, on your baseboards, you’ll look for hollowing out or honeycombing
of the baseboards. Another sign is shelter tubes. You’ll actually look for mud tubes
going up your walls. That’s another sign. One of the other best things to do is to is
to have a professional come by once a year and do a yearly inspection to determine if
you have termites. A full inspection can result in…in identifying if you have ’em or not.
But those are the obvious signs for a homeowner to look for.

Termite Control : Facts About Termites

Termite Control : Facts About Termites


My name is Tyler Royce I’m with TNT pest control
we are talking about facts about termites. Facts about termites they, the queen she lives
up to thirty feet deep in the ground. She lays up to thirty thousand eggs per day. The
colony grows pretty fast. Another fact about termites, they live in all western United
States except for Alaska. They are found everywhere in the world. They live up to thirty feet
deep in the ground of to four hundred yards away from the home. The queen she lays up
to thirty thousand eggs a day. The nest they’ll actually have multiple tubes that will come
up to feed on wood products. It will be anywhere from roots in the yard from an old tree you’ve
cut down. They can be from bark, the termites will actually take that wood, take it back
to the nest, feed it to the colony. That colony continues to grow and that nest gets a lot
larger and bigger. Other facts about termites, people think that we don’t have termites here
in Utah, we actually do. Here in Utah we don’t have the dry wood termites, they are found
mostly in the southern United States and California, Texas.

Termite Control : Home Remedies for Termites

Termite Control : Home Remedies for Termites


My name is Tyler Royce I’m with TNT pest control
and today we are talking about home remedies for termites. I do not recommend any home
remedies for termites I recommend hiring a professional and having a professional look
at it. The reason being is once the termites are inside your wall, we don’t want to kill
those, we want them to travel through our chemical, after we’ve applied a chemical,
take that chemical back to the nest and they’ll transfer like a disease and kills off the
nest. So if you find any shelter tubes or any termites in your walls try not to touch
them, contact a professional right away so we can get that evaluated and get that taken
care of. What we do is when we show up to your home, when we find that you do have termites
we don’t want you to disturb that area. We’ll do a full evaluation and then we want to determine
the next best process for treatment. We put a full barrier around the exterior of the
home and then also a barrier in effected areas on the inside of the home. We want to pump
that chemical into the ground and those termites will actually work through that, pick up that
chemical, take it back to the nest, kill that nest off so it’s one of the main reasons why
we wouldn’t want you guys to touch the nest or effect the termites. We want them to go
about their daily activity so we can have best results at treatment.

Termite Control : What Color Are Termites?

Termite Control : What Color Are Termites?


My name’s Tyler Royce. I’m with TNT Pest Control.
We’re talking about the colors of termites. They vary from a white to a yellowish color.
Soldiers have the body color of yellow or white. They…they have a black head. Kings
and queens look very similar to ant color, so they’ll be black in color. Another way
of determining the color, they look very close to a maggot. If you were to tear a wall apart
and actually tear into the colony, you would see almost like a white to a yellowish color,
like a maggot. Termites aren’t just going to be wandering around your house, they’ll
actually be enclosed in walls or in shelter tubes, so the only time you’ll ever see a
termite would be if you have kings and queens out in the yard, or kings and queens flying
up from your foundation in the home, or if you’re out in the yard, you’ll see kings and
queens.