Click here to watch this hornet’s nest get treated and removed from a customer’s home.
Subterranean termites are destructive pests that can cause significant damage to homes and structures. Here are some reasons why they are detrimental and why homeowners should consider pest control services to combat these pests:
Property Damage: Subterranean termites feed on cellulose material, which includes wood found in the structure of homes. They can chew through wooden beams, flooring, and even furniture, leading to severe structural damage. If left untreated, termite infestations can weaken the integrity of a building, compromising its safety and value.
Costly Repairs: Repairing termite damage can be a costly endeavor. The longer an infestation goes unnoticed or untreated, the more extensive and expensive the repairs become. Pest control services can help detect and eliminate termite colonies early on, preventing costly damage and the need for extensive renovations.
Silent Invaders: Subterranean termites are often referred to as “silent destroyers” because they can go unnoticed for extended periods. They build their nests underground and travel through mud tubes to access above-ground food sources. By the time homeowners become aware of their presence, significant damage may have already occurred. Regular pest control services can include termite inspections, ensuring early detection and prompt treatment.
Long-Term Protection: Pest control services offer long-term protection against subterranean termites. They employ various methods, such as liquid barrier treatments and baiting systems, to create a protective barrier around the home. These preventive measures can deter termites from approaching the structure and provide ongoing monitoring to catch any signs of reinfestation.
Professional Expertise: Pest control professionals have the knowledge, experience, and tools necessary to effectively handle termite infestations. They understand termite behavior, nesting habits, and treatment options. Their expertise ensures a thorough inspection, targeted treatment, and ongoing prevention strategies tailored to the specific needs of the property.
Peace of Mind: Knowing that your home is protected against subterranean termites can provide peace of mind. Pest control services provide regular monitoring, preventive measures, and timely treatment, reducing the risk of termite damage and the associated stress and financial burden.
Insurance and Real Estate Considerations: Some insurance policies do not cover termite damage. However, maintaining a termite protection plan through pest control services can help demonstrate proactive measures, which may be beneficial when dealing with insurance claims or during real estate transactions.
Subterranean termites pose a significant threat to homes and structures, and their presence should not be taken lightly. Engaging professional pest control services ensures comprehensive termite management, early detection, and effective treatment. By investing in regular pest control, homeowners can protect their most valuable asset and enjoy a termite-free living environment.
Sounds like a sporting event and I guess sorta is. I’m not a full fledge birder but I believe this is what is happening… These Blue Jays are defending their tree that contains a hollow and their nest inside against this Red-shoulder Hawk. Blue Jays can imitate the calls of Red-shoulder Hawks to scare away other birds which can be noticed when visiting bird feeders.
When it comes to mouse exclusion I have mixed feelings. Of course if you can locate the entry points and seal them you will effectively stop rodents from traveling through this space. The trick is to locate all the ways these fury creatures gain entry into your home or business. It is not always so easy or obvious. Commercial spaces are constantly being renovated with additions made, walls torn down and put back up and a plethora of on-the-fly adjustments to get a project finished in time for the grand opening. In residential settings you often find additions like 4-season porches have been added or the garage was extended. While its lovely to have more space it also creates vulnerable cracks, gaps and spaces that mice will take advantage of. Once construction is completed it is difficult to pin point where the access points could be.
Bad-news is not always the case when dealing with rodent entry points. Sometimes you get what I like to call as the “smoking gun” spot. It’s obvious when you find it. It’s the “ah ha” moment when the whole thing makes sense. These are the magical areas i’m constantly on the lookout for. The irrefutable entry ways that mice are definitely using. It may not be the only source of travel for them but you know by sealing up this one you will be making a major blow to their entire operation. The picture here is one of those moments. Along the wall is a crack…well more of a space that is allow mice to scurry between the floor. This space is by design, it’s not a problem with construction but left there to allow the floor to move a little with the changing of temperatures. However, something needs to be done to stop the pathway from mickey’s clubhouse. These hairballs have caused too much grief and became too comfortable that intervention is needed. We can’t have pests around food or customers and measures needed to be taken to stop the flow of mice into the restaurant.
This is what happens at the end of the season. This wasp nest becomes abandoned and the following year a new nest will be created. Honey bees (which this isn’t) is the only bee/wasp that carries thru the winter as a working hive.
With every service that Verdant Pest Control completes another tree is planted in your honor. Together we are planting trees and making this world more verdant! This past year has been great and we can’t wait to start planning bigger and more intricate events centered around giving back to nature. A big and sincere thank you to all.
Here are a few of the most common pest control questions I receive everyday.
Woodchucks are one of the few true hibernators in our area. This lays way to our groundhog ritual every year. Ground hogs or, woodchucks can actually cause a bit of harm. They excavate holes in yards making it dangerous for humans and livestock. What does a horse vet bill cost these days for a sprained ankle? Woodchucks will eat and ravish gardens. Like all nuisance wildlife animals they have a purpose and as long as they are not directly causing problems as far damage to property, crops or a threat to human/pet/livestocks then they are fine and we should co-exist. However, occasionally they don’t always agree to this unwritten rule and intervention is needed. If you are experiencing a problems with woodchucks, ground hogs or any other nuisance animal then give us a call to see how we can help. There are several ways to approach these sorts of pest problems and it doesn’t necessarily mean we need to trap and euthanize the offending animal.