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Termites - Choosing the Proper Termite Treatment Method


Source: the-gist.net 

Its wrong to think you do not need termite treatment. It is true that some homes are less susceptible to termite attacks than others. This does not mean though that your house is absolutely safe from termites. As long as there is wood and moisture, there is always a possibility that termites could be lurking around, ready to eat the wood off of your house.

Even if you have subjected your home to a prior termite treatment, there is still a possibility for a termite attack. There are owners who will make use of pre treated wood and treats the soil in their area while construction is on going. Even if these preventive methods are performed, it cannot war of termites permanently. Most frequently, the effectiveness of wood and soil treatment can only last for up to five years and will then lose its ability to eradicate termites. If this happens, then being ready and prepared will help you greatly.

Constant vigilance pays for a lot of good reasons. Termites are home wreckers, in the sense that they destroy the foundations of your house. Such damage can be very dangerous and the prospects of selling your house can be such a hard feat. But if selling you house does not cross your mind what with its sentimental value, you would not want your house wreaked by termites, right?

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Termites are a worry to every homeowner. The thought of something undermining the integrity of the place we call home is a frightening prospect!! Clark Pest Control has been protecting California homes from termites since 1950, trust our range of termite control solutions to give you the peace of mind that termites are under control on your property, and will stay that way as long as Clark is on the job.

Clark Offers FREE termite inspections.


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San Diego Pest Control - Fruit Fly Quarantines Costing Farmers


FALLBROOK, Calif., Jan. 3 (UPI) 

Farmers in California's San Diego County say they are suffering from a succession of fruit fly quarantines, leaving their crops overripe and unsaleable.

California's State Department of Food and Agriculture directs the quarantines. It takes upward of eight weeks to complete Mediterranean fruit fly treatment, during which time farmers are unable to harvest and have to stand by while their crops becomes overly ripe and useless for sale, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Sunday.

There have been six quarantines in San Diego County in the past year.

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Ants Cause Fire – $80,000 in Damages – Get Ant Control


Reposted from: http://blogpestcontrol.com/2009/10/ants-cause-fire/ 

Fire Lt. Fred Godawa of Daytona Beach blamed a recent fire on a carpenter ant colony.  According to this fireman, the ants had build a large home around the electrical outlets in the wall.  When the ants hit an electrical wire, the electrical shock ignited the ants, shoot out of the outlet and caught the entire house on fire.

For pest control operators, though this case is rare, it is no surprise.  Ants and other pests frequently travel on the homes electrical wiring.  These wires become an insect highway.  Homes are built with the wiring passing through the framework.  Holes are drilled in the wooden studs.  These holes make it much easier for pests to travel from one wall void to the next.  If they follow the wiring they can easily travel from one end of the house to the other.  They can move freely upstairs, down stairs, into the attic, and out of the outlets into your home. For this reason, in wall treatments are highly effective against pests especially when concentrated on these outlets.

Other smaller ants are also known to travel not on the wires, but in the wires.  Certain ants are so tiny that they can slip under the protective covering of your electrical wiring and travel through the home on these wires.  They too will short out your wiring causing damage to your home's electrical system.  A manufacturing company in Texas was closed down for a few days due to these ants destroying their electrical system.  The company would not say how much damage was done or how much productivity was lost.

As the old saying goes,

"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."

Ants still prove to be one of the most difficult insects to control.  They are highly organized.  Some colonies will splinter off into multiple colonies when threatened. Their sense of smell is so keen that the slightest error in a mixture could render the pesticide detectable and therefore useless.  And they reproduce so rapidly that killing off  a thousand or two today, will be replaced with a thousand or two tomorrow.

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