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Those termites just won’t give up, will they?

 

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One thing I have noticed over my years is that those termites just keep on going, much like that Energizer Bunny. They are searching       24/7/365 and won’t stop until they find food, they may turn and go another way but they keep on going.

 

In nature they just set off in search of food, they follow roots and sometimes get to concrete and turn left or right and follow it again until they find wood or food.

 

So if you see trails like this, or mud tubes or down tubes hanging from a ceiling it is time to call your Pest Management Professional.

 

Call ProBest Pest Management at 480-831-9328 or 623-414-0176 for your termite or pest inspection.

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Can I home-seal my own house?

probestpestmanagement20140324_134249So just imagine this outlet is in your home, see all that space along the edge. I would use caulking and seal that completely and put that cover back on. Nothing will get by the caulking and that cover, but if you leave it open or not sealed can you imagine what could get in?

probestpestmanagement20140324_134239 (1)When they cut holes in the drywall, they approximate the opening and cut away. These holes if left unsealed allow air and bugs free access into the home. Sealing helps to keep the cold in, the warm out or vice versa and the same with the bugs.  You can seal a lot of these small holes which will help your electric bill and keep those bugs out.

I had a water leak in my house, what do I do about my termite warranty?

 

Sometimes no matter what you do to protect yourself something bigger happens – like a water leak within the home. I came home a few years ago to find water coming out of the garage of one of my neighbors home. I knocked on their door and nobody answered, so I shut off the water at the meter box. The bathroom toilet fill line busted and was spraying water within the home .

The pictures below are not as serious, the water hose on the outside of the water developed a crack and during one of our notorious monsoons it finally burst. You will notice that the termite tube came right up behind that hose – was it an accident or did the termites do that on purpose? How about the river rock, did that allow termites further access?

My opinion: termites do like water and if a pipe is dripping I think this affords them opportunity. So if you have a leak within the home, call and seek advice.

probest20140806_075656_resized_2Don’t stack river rocks or small stone to the stucco, this hides the foundation and makes inspections difficult. Its impossible to see anything behind the meter box.

20140806_075701_resized_2I took away a few stones and you can now see the tiny little termite mud tube, just to the left of pipe.

probestpestmanagement20140806_075713_resized_2 A closer view of that sneaky little termite tunnels coming up the foundation of the home.

Termite artwork?

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This was behind the drywall or lathing material and looked like a cactus design. It was artistic but I rather think accidental by design. Have you ever seen anything like it?

 

Comments are welcome.

QualityPro – 10th year Anniversary

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Leading the Industry

QualityPro is administered by the Foundation for Professional Pest Management, an independent organization that develops good business practices and standards. Designed specifically for pest management companies in the US and Canada, this certification is offered voluntarily to companies that are currently members of the National Pest Management Association. Created in 2004, we are proud to represent over 450 of the best companies in the pest management industry.

ProBest Pest Management has been a proud member since 2005, that was when ProBest was purchased and we decided from the start that we wanted to be a part of leading the industry and setting the standards.

ProBest Pest Management has the following QualityPro advanced certifications: GreenPro, QualityPro Food Protection and QualityPro Schools.

Recognized by EPA’s Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program, GreenPro, is a stringent yet practical, sustainable, and eco-effective solution that has been tailored for today’s environmentally conscious consumer.

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