Termite Control : How Large Are Termites?

Termite Control : How Large Are Termites?


My name’s Tyler Royce. I’m with TNT Pest Control.
Today we’re talking about the size of termites. Termites range, depending on which stage they’re
in, they’ll vary from an eighth of an inch up to a quarter of an inch. Different stages
you have are the…the eggs. Then you have nymphs, then you also have workers, soldiers,
wing-productive termites. When they’re in the king and queen stage, what happens is
when the nest becomes very large, they’ll actually…the queen will lay kings and queens,
and they’ll actually come out with wings on. They’ll come out of the nest, fly off to start
off to start off new colonies. With their wings they can be up to a half inch long with
the wings. And then after they’re done flying to their new location, they will drop those
wings, burrow back into the ground, and start a new colony. The size of termites vary from
an eighth of an inch from the workers, up to a quarter of an inch for the kings and
queens and soldiers.

Ficam Insect Bait

Ficam Insect Bait


Ficam Insect Bait
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Bait. This product can be used both indoor and outdoor
for cockroaches, silver fish, different species of ants, and also crickets. Today specifically we�re going to be using
it around the perimeter of this house to control roaches and ants. I�m over here on the side of the house,
we�re getting ready to start our application, we�re going to work our way around. We�ve actually already done our calculation
as to how much product that we can apply per 100 square feet. Right now we�re just going to pour it directly
out of the container, we�re just going to lightly shake it. We�re going to carefully walk around holding
the container, about 4 or 5 inches above the ground so that you don�t have too much drift
and we�re just going to work our way all the way around. Another thing we can do is use a bulb duster. Along this house we�ve got some weep holes
along the bottom, which is a place where insects can enter the home. We can actually deliver this product using
this applicator into that weep hole. Okay, we finished up our application. Remember, Ficam Insecticide Bait, great product
for roaches, ants, silver fish, crickets, can be used both in the attic, inside the
home, around the perimeter of the house, recreational fields, commercial buildings, just an all-around
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Termites in the Okanagan

Termites in the Okanagan


Hey there, this is Brendan
Stoneman with Remax Kelowna, and I’m sitting down with home inspector Murray Klingbeil of AmeriSpec. So I wanted to talk to you
about termites in the Okanagan. I know there’s areas of the Okanagan where it’s a little more common to find them, and others not so much. So maybe you can walk us through
some of the neighborhoods to really watch out for them, and talk about the mess
that they can create. – Well my friend, there
are certain neighborhoods where they are a relatively big problem. One of the hot beds for termites, locally, is Lakeview Heights. The Toovey heights area,
Bankhead store area, believe it or not, in that
knoll has termite activity there fairly significant. Peachland has a lot of termites. Here locally, I would say predominantly, the Lakeview Heights area. They’re starting to emerge in many areas where they’ve never been seen before. Let’s start by saying, this is not like the Terminix
commercial you see on TV, where the telephone
poles are falling over, and the decks are falling off the house. A mature colony of termites, approximately 60 to 80,000 members, will eat two feet of one
2×4 a year, that’s it. Takes a long time to do
significant structural damage to your house, but it does happen. Also termites do not live in your house. The termites that we have here are called, subterranean termites, they
live in underground colonies on your property. They only come to your
home to forge for food. They eat cellulose, they like wood, they like cardboard boxes, they like the cardboard skin on drywall, anything that they can get cellulose. So the actual members that
do the damage to your house are the workers. They consume the cellulose,
they go back down to the nest, regurgitate it to feed
the little ones, okay? So unfortunately, if you
have termites it’s expensive to have your house treated. The process is, they drill holes, eight feet deep on 16 inch centers, all the way around the
perimeter of your house, right through your sidewalk,
right through your driveway, right through your patio, and all the way around the
perimeter of the interior. Right through your basement, right through your ceramic tile, right through your wood parquet,
right through your carpet. Then they inject a
chemical that used to be a wonderful chemical called, Dursban, that lasted a long, long time, but that one is no longer
allowed to be used. So the most popular one
is a called, Permethrin. So what that does, is it
makes an envelope of nasty, around your house. So the boys that are
showing up for work tomorrow to eat your house, they say, “Ewey, this house smells bad, “let’s go to the neighbors.” (laughing) so it doesn’t kill the termites, other than the ones that
get trapped in your house, it just makes your house taste bad, and so they go to another
alternate food source. So if there’s anybody in your neighborhood that has termites, it’s a matter of time. – Yeah, oh boy. So now how do you recognize
these signs of problems, or you know, potential
termite issues in your home? – Very good question because
they live underground and they die if they’re
exposed to the atmosphere. They’re small, about the
same size and consistency, color wise, as a grain of rice. So what they have to do,
when they come underground and they hit your foundation wall, when they have to cross that concrete to be able to get into the wood, they have to build what’s
called, a shelter tube. So they use excrement,
materials around the dirt, and they build this little
caramel colored brown tunnel. And so that’s what they use,
and they build it up slowly until they can whittle into your wood. And that’s the Trans Canada Highway, for the nest to there. So a homeowner can look at
the perimeter, look for those. One of the most common areas I see it, is in your utility room, at the crack between the slab pour and
the foundation footing. There’s a gap there. Often times it’s close to the furnace, it’s close to the water heater
so there’s extra heat there. Another place that attracts them, is your freezer, downstairs because of the compressor
vibrating and creating heat it’s another spot for them to come. Another tall tale sign
is, once or twice a year, the termites swarm, to breed
and start new colonies. So if all of a sudden you
got these funny looking flies in your house that
you’ve never seen before, and you’ll see them on window sills, as they’re trying to get
out, or in your utility room, usually on your water
heater, you have termites. – Wow, so then you suspect you
might have a termite problem what do you do? – You call in a reputable
pest control company, and we’re very blessed, we
have some great companies here in town. And they will come and take
a look at the situation. They can ascertain whether
it’s an active colony or if it’s not. And then if they decide that
your house needs to be treated, you got ’em, because you’re
pregnant or your not. (laughing) Then they have at her. – Scary stuff…
– Scary stuff. …but very good information.

How to do a Bed Bug Treatment

How to do a Bed Bug Treatment


Hi I’m James from Do My Own Pest Control dot com,
and I’m filming from our product warehouse to talk about how to get rid of bed bugs. At
Do My Own Pest Control dot com, we know that the thought of doing your own bedbug treatment may seem
daunting to you. This is understandable. That’s that’s why we’re going to walk you through a bedbug
treatment step-by-step, so you can learn how to implement your own successful bedbug elimination
treatment. Step 1 – Prepare the space that needs to be treated. This is probably the
hardest part for most folks, but whether you hire a pest control operator or do your own
bedbug treatment, THIS STEP CANNOT BE SKIPPED. It’s time to take a hard look around the room.
Grab a few trash bags and bag up anything you have decided you do not want to keep.
Remember, every item left in the room must be treated in some way to get rid of hidden
bedbugs so if you don’t need it or love it , TOSS IT! Be sure to seal up the bags before
carrying them out of the room to avoid transferring bedbugs to other parts of the home. Gather
any clothing or linens in the room and run them through the dryer on high for about 30
minutes. Place these items in bags or storage containers to avoid re- infestation. Make
sure all drawers, cabinets and under the bed are free of any items, to allow for a complete
and thorough treatment. We get a lot of phone calls at this point because people aren’t
sure if they have to get rid of their mattress and box spring. This is usually a personal
decision but you do not have to get rid of the mattress and box spring. You can instead
choose to encase them in bedbug proof covers. These covers zip up all the way around each
piece and any bedbugs already on the mattress or box spring will be trapped and will eventually
die. Step 2 – is using a heat treatment. This step is optional but we do strongly urge you
to consider it. By using a steamer that reaches bedbug killing temperatures (over 140 degrees Fahrenheit)
you can kill a large number of bedbugs quickly. Most insecticides are not capable of killing
bedbug eggs so using heat is a great option. All heat treatments should be done before
insecticide treatments to avoid degrading the insecticide. Steaming should be done s-l-o-w-l-y
and the steam should be aimed at cracks and crevices. -Step 3 is the actual application
of insecticides. There are no shortcuts here. Foggers or bug bombs should be avoided as
they are rarely useful for bedbug control and can actually force bedbugs deeper into
voids and make elimination take longer. We recommend using a few different products together
in your bedbug program. All of the products must be specifically labeled for bedbugs.
Most programs should include a concentrated liquid insecticide, an aerosol insecticide
and an insecticide dust. We have bedbug kits made specifically for at-home treatment available
on our website, Do My Own Pest Control dot com. Measure and mix the concentrate as recommended on
the product label and apply around baseboards, door frames, window frames, around bed frames,
and under furniture. Allow the treated area to dry before moving on to the next step.
Now that the area is dry you can use the aerosol insecticide. Take the time to use the straw
applicator on the aerosol and treat the very fine cracks and crevices ON and IN furniture
AND around the entire room. Don’t forget drawers, picture frames, bedframes, and any other crack
or crevice you can see. Once again you want to allow this part of the treatment to dry
before moving on to the next step. Last is the dust insecticide. The dust can be applied
using a hand duster to the underside of baseboards, between mattresses and box springs and behind
drawers, in dressers, under furniture, and behind light switches and electrical outlets.
Dusts, while a bit messy, are a great choice for use in places that are less accessible
because they last for several months while sprays and aerosols only last for a few days.
This means dusts can be applied to areas that are hard to access since you only have to
apply them every few months. Step 4. Treat again. Reapplications are necessary every
7-10 days until you do not see ANY evidence of bedbugs for 30 days. Evidence means live
bugs, blood spots on light colored sheets, bites or cast bedbug skins. Most treatment
programs, when performed as directed will require 3-4 retreatments. If you have more
questions, or need any bedbug products, or pest products, please visit our website, Do My Own Pest Control dot com.
Thanks!

Insect Pest Control : Five Ways to Get Rid of Termites

Insect Pest Control : Five Ways to Get Rid of Termites


Hi, I’m Trevor, with Monster Pest Control.
We’re located in American Fork, Utah. We’re talking about how to rid your home of insects.
The topic, is 5 ways of getting rid of termites, or helping your house be rid of termites.
Most importantly, is an inspection. When you do an inspection, have a professional come
out. Check the house, to make sure any of the wood has not been eaten. Generally, in
areas that are open, such as this, that we can see what’s going on. Another way, is making
sure when you come down, like down to the floor areas, that you’re checking to see if
there’s any frass, or markings from termites, and those markings generally will look like
dirt, brought up along the edge, and they flare out, and that’s where the colony is
basically hanging out, and being inside the wood, wood to earth contact. Here, well basically,
we have wood against concrete, which is fine, which we’ll take outside in just a moment,
to show you about making sure you have no wood to earth contact. Moisture is a killer,
also for homes and termites, is making sure that everything is dry. Utility rooms, washer
and dryer, all your plumbing, make sure you don’t have any drips. Those can cause termites
to come into the house. Now, let’s go outside and take a look out there, to see some other
ways of getting rid of termites. We’re outside now. We’re still talking about the termites,
and a couple of things to watch out for. When you walk around your home, make sure you have
no wood to earth contact, where the wood is basically touching the dirt, right up against
your home. Also, if you notice here, someone has put this piece of wood here, so when the
water doesn’t splash down on to the house, which is another problem too, is as water
gets onto this wood, termites are going to come up and eat this wood, so always make
sure you remove these kinds of items, away from the house, as far away as you can. No
wood piles next to the home. Those can cause termite issues and problems. Water is an issue
on the outside. Make sure you have no pooling water. The earth is dug out right here, that
you can actually get, and pool that water, which can be a real problem. Termites do an
estimated, over what fire, flood, damage, in one year, and one termite colony could
eat this whole piece of wood, in about six to eight months, time frame, so make sure
that you have it always inspected. Treat it if necessary, and when you treat it, make
sure you have a qualified company to come out, treat the house. They’ll use what they
call a trench and rod. They’ll trench along the house, and treat down into those areas.
Slabs, they’ll drill the slabs, put the material down underneath where the slab is, and treat
that. A lot of times you can actually do a partial treatment, which is when you find
termites in one area of your home, you can have just that area treated, and that will
generally take care of any problems or issues, that you have, depending on what state or
what location your home is in.

Insect Pest Control : How to Get Rid of Ants Naturally

Insect Pest Control : How to Get Rid of Ants Naturally


Hello my name is Trevor, I work with Monster
Pest Control. We are located in American Fork, Utah. Today we are talking about how to rid
your home of insects. This topic is talking about how to rid your house naturally from
ants. I’m going to try, do a mixture of vinegar and water. Vinegar, half vinegar, half water.
And what you do is after you’ve mixed your vinegar and water together, you get a fine
mist of your spray and you go around all your doorways and windows. And you spray up and
down all around where they are trailing around all of the areas. Do this around all your
doors and windows around your house including inside, if you need to do it inside the house
where ever it might be. If you find the actual sight of the ants and their nest, you can
take some boiling water and pour it directly into the nest. That will eliminate the colony.
Another way of getting rid of ants naturally on the outside of your home or inside is by
using chili powder. With the chili powder you put it where you find the ants. If you
find a trail of ants that are coming into your house or by a window seal just pour a
little bit of chili powder along the area that you find and they will basically they’ll
come to it, take it back to the nest and they’ll die off.

Termites or Carpenter Ants Damaging Your Home? | Advantage Pest Control Inc.

Termites or Carpenter Ants Damaging Your Home? | Advantage Pest Control Inc.


Are you seeing black ants inside your home?
Are you seeing mud tunnels or sawdust? These are some of the signs associated with wood
destroying organisms called carpenter ants or termites. Call a licensed professional
today to help distinguish between these two pests and implement an elimination strategy.
If left untreated these ants can cause significant structural damage to your home. Here at Advantage Pest Control we have a full-time
termite specialist on staff as well as over 50 years of collective experience in termite
and carpenter ant control. We provide termite inspections as well as
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so we can schedule a site visit, or simply call us for information we can provide you
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Organic Insect Control: Snails, Earwigs, Aphids, Woodlice & More

Organic Insect Control: Snails, Earwigs, Aphids, Woodlice & More


Hi I’m Tricia a California organic gardener My first vegetable garden ever I planted some curly spinach harvested it washed it three times made a
beautiful salad we all sat down out of the bowl crawled an earwig I was mortified and determined to get those critters early in the season from then on These young tender starts are like delectable morsels to earwigs and slugs and other crawling insects so a non invasive and effective way to
control these crawlies is to make periodic tours of your garden and pick off any that you might see if you have evidence that your plants are
being eaten but you’re not sure by what take a stroll of your garden at night and
you’ll find out who’s doing the damage You can also set out traps to catch sow bugs earwigs and slugs this slug saloon attracts them with a
bait that’s made of malted barley, rice, yeast
and sucrose harmless to humans but deadly to these
creatures if you’re problem persists you can put bait directly on the garden i like this “Sluggo Plus” because it kills
earwigs slugs and a whole bunch of other types of crawling insects its made out of iron phosphate a naturally
occurring soil element and spinosad which is derived from soil dwelling bacteria another option for destroying crawling
insects is diatomaceous earth this is made from a ground-up fossilized
material and it’s kind of like crawling through broken glass for the
insects it’s not effective if it gets wet so
don’t use it where you have overhead sprinklers So before Ginger moved in this was a pasture of tall grasses and I had a lot of grasshoppers eating my vegetables So I used Nolo bait which is a biological
control that kills grasshoppers Everyone knows how helpful ladybugs are
in controlling pests in the garden so make sure and plant plants that
attract them in fact heres one now What I have here is a little cocoon or egg case filled with two hundred praying mantid
eggs and when I was a little girl my Papa told me
that it was illegal to kill praying mantids and it probably should be because this beneficial insect will eat just about any pest you have in your garden I’m going to hang this little egg case right here on my grape vines and in a couple weeks they’re going to hatch and they’re
going to be hungry if you can’t wait for the beneficial
insects to take care of any problems with white flies, aphids, thrips the first line of defense is just to wash
the plant off with water It might be difficult for beneficial insects
to enter your greenhouse so a good alternative are these sticky traps
The yellow and blue color are attractive to different types of harmful pests simply hang the trap and expose the sticky side you can also attach lures to attract
and trap specific types of pets like cucumber beetles if your plants are still getting munched
there’s a variety of organic sprays that you can use for persistent pests one of them is insecticidal soaps these are made from potassium fatty
acids and they must be in contact in order to
kill They work best on soft bodied insects
like aphids, white flies, and thrips they’re relatively harmless to
beneficial insects like ladybug adults and bumble bees another category of organic sprays are oils and these smother the eggs and larva of pest
insects they also will control some soft bodied insects as well as some
scales and fungus Bacillus Thuringiensis commonly known as
bT is a biological control for caterpillars We have the Safer caterpillar killer
for home gardeners and the Dipel for commerical farmers The Neem tree is in the mahogany family and
its native to India, Pakistan and neighboring countries and they view it
as a wonder tree because of the oil that you can extract from it Neem oil is a broad spectrum insecticide
miticide and fungicide but you should use it only as a last
resort because it can kill your beneficial insects Neem also acts as a pest repellent so it will keep bugs out of your garden and of course read the label carefully follow directions to a T Wear your protective gear and usually
spraying less is better if you’re acommercial farmer make sure and check
with your county Ag department before spraying any of the commercial products So if you have any problem ID-ing what kind of pests are eating your plants just check out these pest ID cards
they’re great so here is to no more bugs in your
spinach salads and Grow Organic for Life!

Turner Pest Control & Total Termite Control Solution

Turner Pest Control & Total Termite Control Solution


Jacksonville is a beautiful place and
it’s worth protecting. Whether you’re on the river or at the beach, there’s a lot of
water, there’s a lot of pest pressures and it’s important to have your home
protected. Turner Pest Control started in 1971 and basically we protect families
and businesses from pests. What we like to say about homes and structures in
Jacksonville is that there’s two types of homes there’s those that have
termites and those that are going to get them. They threaten homes they cause
a tremendous amount of damage and when you have a nice property whether it’s on
the river or in the countryside, having adequate termite protection is something
real and is something that you really need to do you can’t ignore it. Recently
what we’ve seen in Jacksonville is a big spike in formosen activity. What we’ve
run across with the formosen is it’s not as simple as just going out in treating
one time and you’re done. We really need a multitude of different solutions to
make sure that we can control and eliminate the threat. We are recently called in on a commercial structure that was a high
level formosen infestation. Obviously we took this job very seriously but we took
it as a challenge and we called in our partners at BASF to help consult with us
to make sure that the treatments are adequate and that we’re addressing it
from every angle possible. An oak tree can serve as a wick or a vehicle into into a
structure. We have identified several opportunities to not just do liquid or
barrier treatments around trees but using bait stations and other products
like Termidor® dry and Termidor® foam to better solve the problem and eliminate
the colonies. We’ve got several different products that were utilizing to address
some of these issues. The HP machine has been a huge win-win for us. It fits perfectly into what we do, that allows us to do more treatments but to
do them right and that’s job one is making sure it gets done right
and then we start addressing efficiencies. You have to make sure that the treatment is fully effective. That you’ve gotten all the product where
it needs to be to adequately protect the structure. You need proper inspection and
we worked with them to develop a comprehensive treatment plan to where we felt very comfortable that not only would we eliminate the current
infestation but that we’d be able to adequately protect it moving forward. At
BASF, we create chemistry but the chemistry is interacting with our
customers and providing them with the tools and the knowledge to help them be
more successful. The relationship is probably more important than the
chemistry or every bit as important. It’s been the homerun for us and we feel very
confident with the BASF products and with their support that we’re addressing
the issues.

Termite Control : What Do Termite Eggs Look Like?

Termite Control : What Do Termite Eggs Look Like?


My name is Tyler Royce I’m with TNT pest control,
we are talking about what do termite eggs look like. They are a jelly looking white
clearish yellowish color. The eggs you won’t discover eggs in your home, they are going
to be in the clump of the nest that actual colony. Which would be in the ground. You’d
have to dig pretty far deep in the ground to actually find the eggs. So it’s not something
you have to look for around your house. Another thing about eggs, the queen she lays thousands
of eggs a day. So that nest can grow pretty fast. So it’s something when you do find you
do have termites it’s not something you want to you know, have it treated right that day
but it’s something you do want to get taken care of right away withing a week or two.