Termite Treatment Annually

Just because your  home has been inspected and treated for termites, doesn’t mean your safe and home free. It may be time for a termite treatment / inspection. Termites may not have been present for sometime. However, colonies of termites work day and night looking for wood for or cellulose for food — And your property looks like it may be the main course in their next meal. Times have changed. Ages ago, exterminators used chlordane, to kill termites on contact. Chlordane production, however, was banned in the late 1980s as a suspected contaminant that threatened ground water systems. Chemicals today used to treatment termite infestations are not as successful.These form of treatments only work as long as the home being treated is completely surrounded with the chemical barrier. Any bit of opening in the barrier invites the wood destroying organisms  through to feast on your home. Termites are tiny.  They don’t need much to break through.Today, pest control companies extensively use Termidor, Premise and a newer product Altriset to kill and not simply repel termites.All three termiticides are guaranteed to kill the termites and to destroy the termite colonies. This protection should protect the property for years to come.These mentioned chemicals are only offered and used by a licensed pest control technician. It may take over a decade for all three products to eventually break down in the soils. This is why pest control companies always recommend an annual contract  inspection to ensure that your home is protected from any signs of a possible termite infestation. Are you interested in a free termite inspection? We are also offering...

Tell the difference termites vs. flying ants

TERMITES Vs. FLYING ANTS – Telling The Difference Need help determining whether those annoying insects are termites vs. flying ants?  In Southern California, ants are common in the foundation of homes. Flying ants are annoying, but none-the-less harmless. easily treated and not a huge threat. Termites, however, are not harmless. The are considered wood destroying organisms, causing costly structural damage. It’s easy for a homeowner to mistake termites for flying ants. This article will help you to distinguish between the two. Flying ants have bent antennae, two pairs of wings, one wing smaller than the other, wings with few well-defined veins, pinched waists and long legs. **Cringe**. Termites have straight antennae, two pairs of wings of the same length, a broad waist and short legs. Termites can be found in tree stumps, mulch, dead trees and anywhere where there is wood. Flying ants on the other hand can be found in hollow porch posts, wood siding, and flooring. Flying ants can cause damage to a home but not like termites would. Termites can cause costly damage to the structure of a home. If you suspect termites, contacting a pest control professional is absolutely essential. Time is NOT on your side. You may want to consider signing up for a protective plan that will ensure you home is free and clear of termites. Its way cheaper than treating a possible termite infestation. For further information contact Mariners Pest Control License: OPR11186 * Corporate Address: 16 Hughes Dr #C103, Irvine, CA 92618 * Hopefully this article has helped you to determine whether you suspect you may have flying ants or termites. ...

Termites invading my home, HELP!

Why have termites invaded my home? Have termites invaded your home.  Listed are a few reason that left your home vulnerable to a termite invasion and what you can do to protect yourself.   Your foundation : Exposed wood beams or opening beneath the ground, will be a “welcome” sign to termites to enter and start damaging your home’s foundation. Trees on your property : The perfect source of food for termites, trees that are dead or dying. Imagine an invasion of termites feeding on a tree in your yard. The tree becomes unstable and may even fall causing further damage toy your property. Wood chip mulch : Why leave mulch laying around the foundation of your home? Not a very smart idea. This too is an open invitation for termites. Mulch which is great for trees due to it’s moisture is also a breeding ground for fungus. Termites love lumber scraps, boards, firewood, pallets, anything wood. Remove Dead Trees : Once a dead tree has been removed by a tree surgeon, the remains of the stump begins to collect precipitation, fungal growth sets in and the roots which have possible termite infestation will travel through the roots to your your foundation. Them Gutters, Who would of ever thought? : Clogged gutters can cause rain water to run  through your wall voids /siding. Foam insulation and wet moist wood is a main reason for “satellite colony” termite problems. Termite control technicians will take the appropriate measures to identify the root of the termite invasion in order to eliminate all the termites. Drains surrounding your home : Moisture attracts termites....

The Swarming Season Is Upon Us Southern California – Got Termites?

If you haven’t already Southern California, it’s time to prepare for swarming termites. Hot temperatures, after wet rainy days, will start to attract those wood damaging termites. In areas like LA, Huntington Beach, Irvine, and San Diego termites can swarm from June through October. Termites exist, pinpointing the exact time is anyone guess. “Termite swarms are upon us”, suggests Mariners Pest Control, headquartered in Irvine California,  “It’s always best to prepare both businesses and households for the  coming of the colony invasions. The vision of seeing tiny winged bugs flying out from under your carpets, tiles in the floor, or cracks in the walls can be frightening. Think ahead and consider a protection plan specific to your home or business. Termites once invading your home and business can become very destructive.  Statistics show that termite damage results in close to $2 billion worth of damages each year in the United States alone. These wood destroying organisms can cause serious damage to homes, apartments, commercial buildings, barns, sheds, mailbox, light poles and trees on your property. FYI Termites require wood as food, a moist environment, a place to call home (YOUR HOME), and Warm temperatures. Sounds like 100% of the homes and buildings in southern California are prey to a termite invasion. Got Questions about a suspected infestation of swarming bugs. Are you interested in a free termite inspection? We are also offering $300 off ANY service! Request a free termite inspection online, call us at 888-945-2847 or visit our contact...