How To Get Rid Of Blow Flies In Houston
January 21, 2022
They may seem harmless enough, but blow flies can be dangerous to your health. Find out what you can do to keep them away from your Houston home and how to get rid of them.
All-Safe Pest & Termite received an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars from 2939 reviews.
Termites are the most destructive pests you’ll never see. Although they’re small and seemingly invisible, they spend their entire lives eating away at the wooden structures inside your house. You may not realize that termites are in your home until they cause severe damage to its structural integrity. As the largest Sentricon® operator in the Western U.S., All-Safe Pest & Termite can protect your home from these wood-destroying insects.
Whether you are worried about an active termite infestation or are looking to initiate a preventative program, All-Safe can help. We’ll begin with a phone call where we will qualify you for service and describe the process to you. If you have an active infestation, we’ll also determine what type of termite has infested your home, enabling us to determine the best course of treatment.
Your initial service visit includes both an inspection and treatment. We begin by performing a thorough examination of both the interior and exterior of your building.
During this inspection, we’ll take a look at not only the current physical condition of the wood in your home but also the conducive conditions present that could create a potential for termite activity later. This inspection will pay close attention to any structural areas with wood-to-ground contact and will require the technician to be able to physically access the property and be able to get around trees, shrubs, and outdoor furniture.
If we find active termites on the building itself, after the inspection, we will do a liquid spot treatment so we can solve these termite situations immediately. We will use Termidor SC if there is an active infestation on the building itself. This is the trench and treat method around the exterior of the home, and we will drill small holes and treat slab foundations, crawlspaces, patios, and anything that needs to be treated. We’ll also install the Sentricon® System with Always Active™ for your home to protect it for the future.
If we find something near plumbing, we will apply a preventative treatment there. We will foam the interior of the wall with Termidor foam in areas that we find suspicious and places where we cannot physically see inside of the wall. If we suspect any activity or any future activity, we will treat that area. We’ll also discuss ways to eliminate the termite-conducive conditions we found during the initial inspection.
After the first service, we will return every four months. During these visits, we perform exterior maintenance to the bait stations, checking them and replenishing the bait as necessary. We strictly follow all labels on our products to ensure that we are checking back as often as necessary to ensure complete and effective treatment.
For one-time treatments, a service technician will come out and install Sentricon® with Always Active™ bait stations strategically throughout your property. This service comes with a one-year warranty, and we will return three months after your initial service to inspect the bait stations. We will then return three months after that to replenish the bait in the stations.
The best time to stop termites is before they invade your property. Protect your new home with the Sentricon® System with Always Active™. Upon completion of your landscaping, we’ll come out after the house is built and install Sentricon® with Always Active™ bait stations around the exterior of the home to protect it against future termite infestations. This service comes with a one-year warranty.
The Sentricon® System with Always Active™ is a termite baiting system that eliminates current infestations and prevents future ones from taking over your home. At All-Safe Pest & Termite, we will install bait stations at regular intervals in the ground around the perimeter of your house. These bait stations have a safety lock and are only accessible by key, making them safer for kids and pets.
We place these stations typically every 8-10 feet around the entire property. If there is any concrete, pool structures, or other obstructions, we may go around these items to try and make sure that the customer never has a termite issue.
If termites are present, they will find the bait stations while they are foraging for food. Because the bait is scientifically proven to be more enticing to termites than cellulose products, termites not only alert other termites to its location but also bring it back to the other members of the colony. The active ingredient prevents termites from molting, eventually eliminating the entire colony.
Your home may qualify for a termite re-treatment warranty. Please contact us for details to see if you are eligible.
Termites can go undetected for long periods because the signs they leave behind are often subtle or hidden. However, if you know what to look for and where to look for it, you may be able to determine if termites are in your home. A good place to start is outside of your house. Look for sites where wood comes into direct contact with the soil, such as fence posts. Dig down into the dirt and look for grooves along the outside of the wood. If you see any, it’s a sign of termite activity.
Other signs of termites include small holes in wood, small piles of a sawdust-like material called frass near wooden structures, a hollow sound when you knock on wood, and mud tubes along the outside or inside of your foundation walls. Seeing a termite swarm or the discarded wings from a termite swarm is also a sure sign of a nearby termite colony.
Termites are active year-round, but they do enjoy warm temperatures and are most active when the temperature stays above 70 degrees. Unfortunately, there is never a time when termites are not active. Since they live underground, they will dig down deeper if it gets too cold. If they’re already in your house, they will remain active at all times due to the climate-controlled environment.
While not always the case, termites most often swarm in the spring. Swarms often happen on warm days after it rains. They can sometimes also occur in late winter on an unusually warm day.
Termite damage will vary from home to home based on several factors, but it’s important to realize that termites will begin destroying your house as soon as they get inside, and they won’t stop until you’ve taken action to get rid of them. Across the U.S., termites cause over $5 billion in structural damage every year. When you discover that a single termite colony can be home to over one million termites, it becomes easier to understand how much damage can occur in a relatively short amount of time.
Complete the form below and we will contact you to discuss your pest problem!
Swipe to view more!
January 21, 2022
January 20, 2022
Termite infestations create billions of dollars worth of structural damage annually in the United States. Find out how you can protect your Fort Worth property right here.
January 19, 2022
Rodents can create a lot of problems for Fort Worth property owners, both residential and commercial. If you don't know how to prevent an infestation, it might be time to find out.