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Finding Termites-The Biggest Mistake Home Owners Make

One of the biggest mistakes people make upon finding termites is they run to get a can of insecticide and spray the termites and a small part of the surrounding area. This is a big mistake. In order to properly treat termites we need to treat a living population.

The termites that people find on wood portions of the building are the worker and soldier termites. The queen termite is hidden away in a nest that could be anywhere in the building or up to 50 meters away from the building. After finding termites, when people spray and kill the visible termites, they mistakenly think they’ve eliminated the problem. Nothing could be further from the truth.

The queen, safely hidden away in her nest, can lay anywhere from 1,000 to 30,000 eggs every day. As those eggs hatch there are more termites ready to chew up the wood in your home or building. The only way to effectively eliminate termites from the area is to take an approach that kills the termite queen and the termite eggs. When you find termites, take note of the location and contact Home Termite Control to get rid of the termites.

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