A termite inspection is recommended for anyone living in the United States, but especially for those living in the Midwest where subterranean termites are a major pest problem. Most of us know that termites do damage to homes, but not many of us know that they can come from close quarters too. While staid termite treatments can be effective, most of them simply scare away the more visible pests leaving the less visible pests free to do their damage. The Midwest has seen a large increase in the number of homes there that have been built with basement finishing that is unfinished. In these homes, termites have a higher probability of coming in. This is because termites can easily move from their underground tunnels into the unheated, damp areas near the exterior of a home.
A common way for termites to get into a home is through a window or door that is left open or closed for an extended period of time. If a homeowner leaves windows and doors open without closing them properly, it can be just as easy for a pest control professional to come in on a weekend to a home and remove an infestation before it becomes a larger problem. For this reason, it is essential to close all windows and doors when moving to a new home or taking a vacation. It is not uncommon for termites to come in during the winter and stay through the coldest part of the year, but they are often attracted to food sources being around year-round.
Tenants can also have an infestation issue depending upon their living situation. If a tenant is living in substandard conditions, they may require some form of pest control to have healthy, safe living conditions. Landlords must understand that some of their responsibility comes with owning a rental property, so if they notice termites in the house, they should contact a competent landlord or pest control expert. When approaching a landlord about a possible infestation, it is wise to check on references and background concerning the property in question.
A professional pest management company will have a variety of solutions available for a variety of pest issues. Whether there are ants, bees or rodents infesting the area, there are specialized treatments that can be applied to control these unwanted invaders. If an infestation is in the kitchen, there are chemicals that can be sprayed on pans and dishes to repel pests. For areas such as closets, walls and under furniture, Local Pest Control experts have vacuum cleaners that can be used to clean out hidden pests. With the use of special tools and techniques, a professional will be able to repel even the toughest pest invasions. In some cases, pests can be physically removed using specially designed tools.
If a landlord chooses to work with a professional, they will find that the services include indoor pest extermination, outdoor pest management and integrated pest management. Indoor eradication is effective for apartment buildings, condominiums, townhouses and privately owned residential homes. This service is ideal for landlords who are concerned about small pests such as ants. Professional companies will make sure that the landlord has an environment that is free of these invasions.
Landlords who elect to employ integrated pest management are provided with a comprehensive test plan that consists of periodic inspections as well as monthly cleaning procedures. The overall health and wellness of their tenants can be assured by utilizing these services. These inspections allow pest control technicians to spot and remove pests before they take over a valuable space. In addition, many landlords will require their employees to undergo a two-week training program regarding the safety and use of pesticides. This training is often times provided complimentary, although in some cases, it may be required as part of a rental agreement.