Carpenter Ants vs. Termites
Although they may look different to the trained eye, termites and carpenter ants do share common features, characteristics, and behavior—making these insects difficult to tell [...]
While we’re all familiar with the termite’s need for food, there are a number of other things termites are drawn to in Midwestern homes. Understanding [...]
With Termite Awareness Week approaching March 13-19, 2016, it is important for Southeastern Wisconsin homeowners and businesses to stay vigilant and be aware of the possible signs of an infestation this spring. Known as the “silent destroyers,” termites cause an estimated $5 billion in property damage each year – that’s more damage to homes and businesses than all other natural disasters combined. Adding to the challenge, termite presence is difficult to detect as their activity is hidden behind wallboards, siding or wood trim.
The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and Wil-Kil Pest Control are celebrating the fifth annual Termite Awareness Week, March 13-19, 2016 to bring awareness to termite prevention, detection and treatment. Although termite treatment is most effective when performed by a licensed pest control professional, it is important that individuals know the signs of a termite infestation and become familiar with prevention methods to combat the invasive insects.
Termites aren’t the only pests who have an appetite for wood! Carpenter ants, one of our biggest pest problems this summer, also love to tunnel in moist structures. Find out the difference between these two structure-threatening pests, along with some tips to prevent them, with Jay Newell, IPM Sales & Service Manager, as he visits NBC 15 in Madison.
When you think of the U.S. Government you think of high-tech spy satellites, stealth bombers, cutting edge surveillance technologies and rooms filled with men and women debating the solutions to our world's problems. You don't think of termites. But even Uncle Sam has had its share of insect invasion.
When you are a homeowner, spring can take on a whole new meaning. It is not just warmer weather and melting snow. Don't take spring at face value. You also must be prepared for the next generation of household pests that will begin to come out in full force. With that in mind, March 15th to March 21st has been dedicated as Termite Awareness Week. Arguably the most destructive of all pests who can invade your home, the National Pest Management Association wants to spread awareness throughout the country about termites who annually cause billions of dollars in damage across the U.S.
Have you seen a swarm? Have you wondered what type of insect would fill the skies, engulf a street light, and cover a whole side of your house? There are a few of them. But we are going to focus on the worst one of them all.
The threat of a termites infesting a home’s structure is an issue for every homeowner. Termites can do an extensive amount of damage to a home because of their voracious appetites and elusive natures. To a homeowner’s untrained eye, you may not see the early signs of termite activity. This is why it is so important to have a regular inspection and have a proven termite control program in place.
With so many insects crawling and flying around this spring it can be hard to tell which is which. Many insects do have a distinct size, shape, or color but when it comes to ants and termites, many Wisconsin homeowners are left wondering what is invading their home or property.