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Why And How Pest Control Professionals Use Integrated Pest Management Guidelines To Combat Termite Pests

Termites consist of subterranean, drywood and dampwood species. Dampwood termites are the least destructive termite species, as these termites can only infest wood that has an exceedingly high moisture content. The Pacific northwest sees the greatest amount of dampwood termite damage in the US, and the desert dampwood termite is the only dampwood species found in Texas. Drywood termite species are not widespread in the US, but they are abundant and highly destructive in the southern states, particularly the southwest. At least 14 termite species have been documented in Texas, of these, four are drywood termites. The most economically damaging drywood termite species in Texas is the desert drywood termite. The most economically costly termites in the US, subterranean termites, account for 80 percent of all termite damage costs per year in the country. Several subterranean termite species can be found in Texas, including the eastern subterranean termite, the arid-land subterranean termites, and the invasive Formosan subterranean termite.

For decades, fumigants and soil termiticides were the only termite treatment options available, as termites were late to be added to the integrated pest management program (IPM), which sees pest infestations addressed in a number of practical and environmentally friendly ways, as opposed to relying solely on insecticides to eliminate pests. IPM also stresses preventative pest control treatment methods in order to control pests around structures. Today, termite infestations can be prevented with soil barriers, including termiticide barriers and physical barriers, like stainless steel mesh. IPM practices also aim to manage pest infestations by modifying the indoor and outdoor environment on properties to make conditions less conducive to pest populations. Many researchers had long hoped that termite pests would be addressed with the IPM guidelines, but it was not until the invasive Fomrosan subterranean termite species became a mutli-billion dollar a year pest in the US that industry professionals realized that a broader array of tactics would be necessary to control termite pests in the US. This led to termite control research that enabled pest control professionals to combat termites in more practical, eco-friendly, and more efficient ways. For example, instead of relying on insecticides, pest control researchers now know that high-moisture conditions caused by pipe leaks, clogged gutters, or faulty rainwater drainage systems often make homes more attractive to termite pests. By simply removing a moisture source, a home can be made unlivable for termites, causing the pests to abandon a structure.

Have you ever found termites in your lawn grass?

Landlord Of Rat-Infested Texas Home Says That Tenants Are Responsible For Eradicating The Animals

Whenever there is an infestation situation in rented homes, there will inevitably be problems between the landlord and tenant in regards to who is responsible for eradicating the pests. No one wants to deal with ridding a home of a pest infestation and the cost that comes along with it. One family in Houston, Texas had to deal with this very problem when they discovered that the house they were renting was infested with so many rats that it wasn’t safe for them to live in it.

Chantel Edmonson and her family were perfectly happy with their new home they had rented in northwest Harris County until they discovered the hundreds of rats also living there. They moved into the house on Fernstone Lane in May, but didn’t learn about the rats until they spoke to a former tenant that had also had problems with rats in June. The house was full to bursting with their little rodent houseguests. They see rats crawling around the house everyday, leaving feces all over the counter, and frightening the children with all of the racket they made in the back portion of the house. The family sent videos of rats scurrying around the house to a local news channel, and even found a rat stuck in the space between the dishwasher and the cabinets, which had to eventually be removed by an exterminator. Dozens, if not hundreds of rats were living in the walls and attic. The children were literally frightened to live in their own home because of the massive infestation.

Generally, a tenant is supposed to contact their landlord to deal with this kind of situation, but that proved to be little help in this situation. The family’s landlord, one Henri Olivier, refused to take care of the problem when confronted by them. He insisted that the rental agreement the family signed stipulates that the tenant is the one responsible for exterminating any pest infestations, not the landlord. As you can imagine, this led to some serious issues between the family and their landlord. Although, as the rats seem to have been infesting the house even before the family moved in, it seems to me like this landlord has some explaining to do. The moral of this story? Always read your rental agreement thoroughly, and make sure you know what you’re getting into before you agree to move into any house or apartment.

Have you ever had a pest infestation in a home you were renting and had issues with your landlord over who is responsible for getting rid of said pests?

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Rodent Control Waco Texas iPest Solutions

 

With winter fast approaching, we need to prepare for all of the critters looking for a warmer place to stay! Mice can cause huge problems in homes leaving droppings and chewing wires. iPest’s Rodent Control program can eliminate all of the worry and concerns for you! By using tamper proof rodent stations on the perimeter of your home, rodents never find their way into your home saving you all the headache! Call today for more information on the iPest Rodent Control Program.

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Did you know that iPest offers multiples pest control treatment options in Waco, Texas? We strive to make pest control affordable and specific to your needs! If you live in Waco or the surrounding areas and need pest control, call iPest today! We are you’re leading Central Texas Pest Control Company!

Termite Control Waco Texas

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Termite season is approaching soon, is your home protected? iPest offers a Sentricon baiting system that will protect your home from termites. Give us a call today for your free quote on our services! 254-855-6647.

 

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Did you know that termite damage is not covered under most homeowners insurance policies? Whether you have active termites, previous damages, or are fearful of future termites in Waco, Texas, iPest has got  you covered. Call today for your free estimate on termite control in Waco, Texas. 254-855-6647

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Termite season is right around the corner! Is your home protected? Did you know that termites can cause up to thousands of dollars in damages? Did you know that iPest sells a preventative termite baiting system called Sentricon? Give us a call today for your free estimate on our Sentricon bating system! 254-855-6647.

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Mosquito season is right around the corner and iPest now has a new plan option called the Bite Back Plan for mosquito control! Give us a call today for your free quote. 254-855-6647.

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Are you looking for an affordable AND dependable pest control service that values their customers? Look no further! iPest is family owned and operated, with iPest you are more than just a customer you are family! Give us a call today for your free quote on our services. 254-855-6647.