year termites attack thousands of homes across the United States.
The most common species in Ohio is the Subterranean Termite. This
species of termites lives underground in a colony (nest) from which
workers known as foragers are sent out to find food for the colony.
That food source is wood. Wood in homes and structures can be a
source of food to these termites if conditions are conducive. Termites
can cause major structural damage if the feeding is not found and
purpose of termite control is to stop termites from feeding on a
structure. Only a licensed Pest Management Professional (PMP) should
perform termite control procedures. PMP”s in Ohio are licensed
and regulated by the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA). The termiticides
used for the control and elimination of termites is regulated by
both the ODA and the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA).
If Termites are found in or around your home……….
DO NOT PANIC!!
termites and available termite treatment options by clicking on
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can also view the “Selecting
a Reliable Pest management Company for Termite work.”
to reduce your Home’s Risk of Infestation
control services should include the following:
1. A thorough inspection by a licensed PMP.
2. A detailed treatment proposal.
3. A thorough explanation of the termite control agreement. (if
4. A plan for follow-up periodic inspections (usually annually).
This should be discussed with your pest management firm to determine
how and when these inspections would be performed and any additional
costs for these inspections.
FOR CHOOSING A PEST MANAGEMENT COMPANY………
Selecting a PMP is extremely important and should involve some research
on your part. When selecting a PMP, consider the following:
Check to be sure that the PMP has a good track record, including
customer references, and is in good standing with the Ohio Department
of Agriculture (1-800-282-1955).
Beware of extremely low price quotations. Compare termite proposals
to see if work will include clearing of crawlspaces of materials
conducive to termite activity. Compare service agreement offerings
to find differences in levels of service being quoted. THE
CHEAPEST IS OFTEN NOT THE BEST DEAL!
Destroying Insects are not limited to just Termites. The following
insects are just as damaging and have proven to be very costly for