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     Remember that the first line of defense is you!  Here are a few simple IPM activities to do that will discourage termites from moving into your living and working space.

A few things you can do to prevent infestation:

  • Termites seek out moisture so make sure you eliminate water in gutters or fill in low lying areas.

  • Overgrown shrubbery can hide signs or damage from termites, so always keep plants trimmed away from your foundation to allow a clear view of the structure.

  • Keep mulch and soil below the weepholes.

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    It is reported that termites cost home and business owners in the United States $2 billion in damage every year. Termite queens can also live up to 20 years and they reproduce constantly. It only takes 2 or 3 years to produce enough termites for a swarm which may contain as many as 60,000 termites.

       Colonies consist of anywhere from 500,000 to 5 million termites and can devour one foot of 2X4 every 6 months. In some instances colonies go undetected allowing entire support beams to be destroyed before they are discovered.

     We offer services that kill and prevent future termite colonies plus services that aid in monitoring  for activity and preventing infestations.

       Kalson Pest Control uses products that are non-repellent, which means that the termites cannot see, taste, or smell the treatment. However, termites continue with business as usual crawling through the product making contact, ingesting, and sharing the treatment throughout thus leading to colony-wide death.

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   The days of tenting your home and having it turned into a toxic wasteland are long gone. Technology allows pest control operators to treat and finish your home  within a few hours and provide termite protection for years.

Important signs to look for are:

  • Swarms in your area

  • Mud tubes that are about the size of a small pencil width that trail from the nest to your home or business.

  • Piles of fine sawdust around windowsills or cracks in woodwork or beams.

  • Weakened wood that will sag or have thin cracks are also signs that termites could have hollowed out the wood.