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Recent advances in pest control technology has provided safer, more effective pest and termite control products now available in Massachusetts. Although safer to use in or around the home or workplace, these products are expensive and require a far higher level of skill to achieve a satisfactory result.
pest control industry has a professional reputation. However, the consumer
should be careful in selecting a professional pest controller - the cheapest
price may indicate use of the low cost but more hazardous pesticides or ineffectual
warranties that may cost you more in the long run.
Be careful in the selection of a pest control service - the cheapest may cost you much more in the long run. You'll find detailed consumer protection advice in the Consumer Advice section of this website, including some important tips on selecting a professional pest exterminator in Holyoke MA.
|In some circumstances notably, where Premise or Termidor cannot be used to achieve a complete termite protective soil treatment, we recommend the use of Exterra or Sentricon termite baiting system. You'll find details on the main termite control products and methods in the Termite Control section of this web-site.
|A termite control expert examines
an above ground termite sub-nest built within a wall cavity of a home.
Termites may build these above ground nests, particularly if moisture collects in the wall cavity from leaking pipes, shower recess, faulty guttering, etc.
| On the basis of recent experience, a significant portion of homes in Holyoke MA will suffer a severe termite infestation. To make matters worse your home
insurance policy does NOT cover the damage which may involve costly replacement
of floor, wall and roofing timbers.
Fortunately, several excellent termite control products are available - Premise and Termidor which can offer 100% termite protection in the majority of situations.
With Premise and Termidor, the termites cannot detect the chemical in the treated soil as it has no odor, taste or smell to the termites. They are not aware of the lethal effect of the chemical until it's too late.
Both BASF Termidor and Bayer Premise claim their products kill termites that travel through a treated soil area abutting the building, where higher concentration levels are encountered.
In addition, termites exposed to the chemical in lower concentrations can transfer it onto other termites - the so called Transfer or Domino Effect. This is a very important aspect aimed at wiping out the entire colony - the ultimate form of long-term protection. Both products seem to provide more than 5 years reliable protection if applied correctly to label requirements and industry standards.
CONSUMER NOTE: For the homeowner with active termites in their property, we recommend you arrange for a Termite Inspection and Report, including written specifications for a complete soil treatment (where practicable) using Premise or Termidor.
|WARNING: Termite damage to a building or
other timber structures can be severe and your home
insurance does NOT cover the repair costs. Termites are known
to destroy roofing and wall framing timbers within a few months in a worst
The alternative termite control methods aim at exploiting certain behavioural characteristics of termites in varying types of building situations. ...Click on About Termites
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