Some pests damage a home. Termites are among the most difficult to remove. Many home builders and renovators use products that repel termites. These treatments last up to five years, and repeated treatments are necessary.
Termite colonies are social, much like bee colonies with workers, soldiers, and a queen. Queen termites can live up to 25 years, but the workers and soldiers are fragile with no hard outer skeleton. Detecting termite damage is not easy because it happens under the surface. Homeowners can look for decayed wood and tube-like indentations on wood or structures leading to wood. Alates, flying soldiers, shed their wings, which can be found on the ground near nests.
An expert in Marietta pest control can use probes and cameras to see termite activity under the surface.
One strategy for termite removal is to use chemicals to kill and repel them. While some chemicals that kill ants and roaches also kill termites, it is important to have the proper training and experience in handling these chemicals. Consult with a professional in Marietta pest control before attempting to apply chemicals. Pesticides can be dangerous to humans and pets.
It’s easy to be bugged in Marietta, but what happens when pests are rodents? Rodents are dangerous because they carry diseases that can be harmful to humans. Parasites are also a problem with rats, mice, and wildlife.
Rodents are incontinent. This means that they urinate and defecate wherever they are. In this way they contaminate anything they come into contact with, including kitchen counters, dishes, food, bedding and furniture. Even beams in your attic and drywall can be contaminated and will need to be removed. Help from a Marietta pest control expert is recommended.
Removing rodents has dangers aside from contamination.
- Bites are painful and can cause serious diseases.
- Scratches can become infected by bacteria carried by rodents.
- Rodents can carry parasites that can be transmitted to humans.
It is always recommended to consult with an expert before attempting to deal with rodent removal.