Will treating termites cause them to move or swarm somewhere else?


It’s Isaac Camacho from Accurate Termite and Pest Control. I do a lot of driving around and I figured I’d take the time
to answer a few of the questions that I hear very often. One that’s really common, a
very common misconception is that if you do a termite treatment that you’ll cause
the termites to move so I’ll give you a couple of examples we did a job for a
Senior Community multi-family; lots of units with senior citizens that live
in the community and they had a termite infestations basically throughout. They had
small patios. The fences had termites and they also had a termite infestation in the attics, in the wall, things like that when we were a part of the bidding process they had a
few vendors they interviewed individually one of the vendors that they had interviewed
told them that if they removed or treated the fences alone meaning they
didn’t do anything for the attics or anything on the interiors that termites
in the fences would move into the units and I’ve actually heard that, it is a common
misconception and another example is when we’re tenting a house you know you
covering it with a tarp looks like big circus tent, I’ve heard the neighbors say oh
great we’re going to get them now or sometimes when we do it ending of a
large complex whether it be apartments whatever it may be and they do a
building at a time people in the next building think “Oh, great we’re gonna get them
now” and again that’s not true and I’ve heard that repeated even
people in my industry repeat that misconception its just not true. In
california we’re not doing anything that would cause the termites to move.
We’re not using what would be known as a repellent whether it be a fumigation or local treatment or even
if you’re removing a fence like in the first example. If you remove the fence that has termites in it, you’re going to remove that termite problem. That will not cause them to move
into the building perhaps with the vendor meant was that
if you remove the fence and don’t do the interiors, well you’re obviously not
gonna take care of the problem that’s inside. That’s obvious but treating only
the fence will not cause termites in the fence to move. The product will not cause them to
move, the product itself will not cause them to swarm in any kind of way.
That’s true in fumigation as well. A fumigant is released inside of a tent and it is not a repellent; in
fact, it’s not even a contact kill. That means that it is very possible for me to come
in contact with the products that we are using and not die immediately. And that
is for toxicity reasons that is reasons that we don’t use a lot of highly toxic
things in California. So, it’s just not going to happen if your
neighbor’s house is being fumigated that fumigation will not cause your neighbors
termites to move into your house. Just doesn’t happen. However, if you live right
next to a house that had a severe enough termite infestation, well there’s a chance that you have a termite infestation as well. If you are near where termites have swarmed in the
past, meaning termites swarmed into your
neighbor’s house at some point and its bad enough that it needs to be fumigated, well since you’re that close in proximity there’s a good chance they
swarmed into your house as well. So, you would definitely want to get it checked out. However,
the fumigation itself or even if your neighbors having local treatment done or
would repairs, whatever the case might be that’s not gonna cause the termites to move. But
anyways just be aware the proximity of a structure that is being treated you
might have a problem yourself so you would want to just get an inspection done. If you are
next to a building that’s being treated you don’t be afraid that you’re going to
receive a termite infestation. So, anyways that’s it for today
feel free to send us any questions that you might have here to our Facebook page
I’ll try to answer as many as I can along my drives. Anyone of you that has any
questions, feel free to private message us. You can reach out to us in LA at
(310) TERMITE or in Orange County at (949) TERMITE

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.

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.

How often should you treat for termites?

How often should you treat for termites?


Hey, everyone. It’s Isaac here from Accurate
Termite and Pest Control. Got another question that I’d like to answer for you guys–as it
relates to termite and pest control services. I get this question fairly often, I figured
it would be a good one. Yesterday, the question came from Kim in Long Beach. Essentially, the question I am going to answer
is “How often do you need to do termite control?” Whether we are talking about a house or an
apartment building or whatever the case might be. I hear a lot of times people confuse their
regular service for general pest control and their termite control treatment. So what we are talking about when we say “general
pest control” or a regular service, You might have a service that comes, once
a month, every other month or a quarterly service Where your technician is coming around, he’s
treating around the base of the house He’s treating around door jambs, de-webbing
under eaves, etc. Whether that’s monthly, quarterly, bi-monthly
whatever that might be–that is for general pest control. In general pest control, we are talking about
ants, spiders, crickets, roaches things like that. That service is NOT for termite control, at
least not in the state of California. In the state of California you don’t do a
general blanket spraying for termites. So, when they are coming once a month, once
every other month, they are not spraying for termites. So, termite control in California is done
directly to areas that are infested with termites. That means that if we go to a house and see
termites on fascia, or rafters, or on siding, or on window trims, or on door jambs we drill
into that wood member and we inject the termite control product–know as a termiticide–directly
into that wood member. That is how local treatments for termites
are done in the state of California. It is not a blanket spray like the ones you
see them doing for ants or spiders etc. So with that said, sometimes people think
that because they have a regular service that their regular service is covering them for
termites. Not at all. Now, you don’t actually need to do termite
control that often in California. You don’t need termite control every month, you don’t
need termite control every other month. Termite control, a good best-practice, is
to do it once a year. Once a year is plenty. You should be doing termite control once a
year. And what that means is that you are doing inspections, you’re doing a nice thorough
inspection of all of the building and then you are doing treatments by way of local treatments
like I described before where you are drilling and injecting directly into the wood. Then you are in good shape. Again, that is once a year. That is all you
need for termite control. So when I come across a customer who says
they have monthly termite service, there is a misunderstanding somewhere. They perhaps don’t understand the scope of
work of their general pest control service, or something is wrong there, but you are not
getting termite control every month–more than likely. Nor do you need it, you don’t need termite
control that often. So there is the answer to the question. Termite control should be done about once
a year. It is done either by way of local treatment
like I described in this video, or there is another method that I can touch on probably
in the future and that is whole structure approaches that include fumigation, also known
as tenting, or heat treatment of an entire house. I can cover more details on what that means, But again, once a year termite control is
plenty. Thanks for watching. If we can be of service in any way, please
do reach out to us. You can reach us at (310)TERMITE in Los Angeles,
(949)TERMITE in Orange County, and 1(844)GOT.ANTS in San Diego. Thanks again.