Protect Your Home With Termite Coverage
Why Termite control? Termites become most visible when they swarm – especially if the swarm happens inside a home. Swarming occurs when termites decide to expand their territory. Hundreds to thousands of termites may abandon the nest to create new colonies. These swarmers shed their wings when they arrive at their destination and never fly again.A telltale sign that a termite swarm happened inside a home is the appearance of hundreds of discarded wings on or around windowsills because the termites will attempt to get outside by flying toward the light.
Taking a few moments to do your homework and find the right pest professional for your needs is the best way to ensure a positive and effective pest control experience.Here are a few tips to help you find a qualified, reliable pest professional.
- Always deal with a qualified and licensed pest management company that is a member of a national, state or local pest management association.
- Ask friends and neighbors for recommendations.
- Before signing contracts, be sure you fully understand the nature and extent of the pest problem, and the work necessary to solve it.
- Buy value, not price. There may very well be a reason the lowest bid is the lowest.
- If a guarantee is given, know what it covers, how long it last, what you need to do to keep it in force, and what kind of continuing prevention and management are necessary. Many times home buyers are not offered a termite protection plan for their home. You should not assume that you have this coverage.
Acme Pest Management inc is a Termidor Trained Professional. Termidor is made from a revolutionary new nonrepellent chemical that has consistently proven itself to be 100% effective in eradicating termites in three months or less. This is a level of efficiency that no other termite control system of any type has ever achieved.
It will only take a few minutes of your time for us to inspect your home and give you a free estimate. We want to ensure that you have the best Termite control contract available for your home — your most important asset.
Selling or Buying a New Home?
We offer competitive pricing and professional knowledge and assistance for your letter of clearance needs. We guarantee a timely and accurate inspection. Call us for a professional evaluation.
Please check with the termite company that issued your letter of clearance at the time of closing. You will find this in your closing papers. Be sure you have a Damage Replacement Guarantee. Ask yourself, “Am I paying an annual fee for a termite inspection?” If not, you most likely are not covered by any plan. Please call us and give Acme Pest Management Inc. the opportunity to talk with you concerning the protection of your home for the Termite control.
What You Don’t Know Can Cost You
- Americans spend more than $5 billion each year dealing with termites and repairing the damage they cause.
- Termite damage is not covered by most homeowners’ insurance policies and can go undetected for years.
- Termites are found in every state in the United States except Alaska.
- Each year termites cause more damage to homes than tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and fires combined.
- Some termite species need only a space 1/64-inch wide, the thickness of a piece of paper, to enter a home.
We Will Protect Your Home
To control termites, Acme Pest Management Inc utilizes the innovative Termidor Termite control System from BASF.
One of the Most Tested Termite Solutions in History before Termidor was made available to American homeowners through Termidor Certified Professionals, it was subject to some of the toughest tests in history. For 14+ years, the USDA-Forest Service conducted grueling ground board and concrete slab trials in four states with Termidor. At every application rate and every last location, Termidor proved 100% effective.
Termite Workers, Soldiers, Queens, Swarmers
Termites are social insects. Their workers are best described as “little white things” or “little white ants” that are often found in damp, rotting wood. Termites have a strict caste system, which consists of worker termites, soldiers, winged reproductive termites, a queen termite, and a king termite.
Workers represent the majority of the colony population and are responsible for caring for eggs, constructing and maintaining tunnels, foraging for food and feeding and grooming of other cast members. They are white and soft bodied.
Soldiers are responsible for defending the colony. They are white, soft bodied with an enlarged, hardened head containing two large jaws, or mandibles, which are used as a weapon against predators.
Winged Reproductives produce the offspring in the colony and swarm at certain times of the year. Colonies can have both primary reproductives (one king and one queen), and hundreds of secondary reproductives to assist in egg laying and colony growth. See Flying Ants for more.
The King termite assists the queen in creating and attending to the colony during its initial formation. He will continue to mate throughout his life to helping increase the colony size.
The Queen termite creates the colony by laying eggs and tending to the colony until enough workers and nymphs are produced to care for the colony. She can live for more than ten years and produce hundreds of eggs each year. Colonies can each several million termites with the help of secondary queens who also produce eggs.
Termites have the ability to change from one caste type to another during their immature stages. This allows the colony to change the proportion of different cast members as the need arises.
How Termidor’s “Transfer Effect” Works
The active ingredient in Termidor is fipronil. It works quite differently from other termiticide active ingredients. Most termiticides are repellents, which means they keep termites away from a treated area rather than killing them. These repellent termiticides also kill termites. However, since the termites are repelled when they come in contact or just before actually contracting pyrethroid-treated soil, the ‘killing power’ is less dramatic. And if anyone took the time to count dead termites, they’d find it less efficient. Termidor is non-repellent. Termites can’t detect it. Since they don’t know it’s there, they forage freely in a treated area. Like other leading liquid termiticides, Termidor is lethal to termites when they ingest it (which they do readily since they don’t know it’s there). But unlike all other termiticides, Termidor is lethal by contact as well. Once a termite comes into contact with Termidor, they carry it back to the colony on their bodies. Every other termite it contacts will itself become a carrier, contacting and infecting others. This is known as “The Transfer Effect.”
Termidor — 100% Results after 14+ Years
With Termidor, termites are killed, DEAD. No excuses and a lot less waiting around. Government and other tests in the U.S. and abroad have shown that in 14 years, there has been no break or reduction in Termidor’s effectiveness.
Termidor is a Responsible, Low Dose Treatment
Termidor is effective at very low application rates. Typically, when your pest control professional applies Termidor, the active ingredient fipronil will be just 0.06%. That’s a lot lower than old-fashion termiticides and less than most insecticides. Termidor also binds to the soil, so there’s no leaching through rainfall or irrigation.
You can learn more by visiting the Termidor website at http://www.termidorhome.com/.
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