Termite Shelter Tubes and Other Termite Terms

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Termite Shelter Tubes

Homeowners who end up needing SC termite control quickly learn more about these pests than they ever wanted to know. Those who have never needed this type of pest control might not be familiar with certain terms associated with termites. Knowing these terms can help you learn to recognize when you might have a termite problem that needs to be handled promptly.

Termite Shelter Tubes

Termite shelter tubes are structures that Formosan termites build in order to get into homes as safely as possible. These tubes are typically made of mud and can sometimes be seen in areas that offer easy entry inside homes. In other cases, you might not be able to see these tubes, such as when they’re in the ground connected to nests.

Chemical Barrier

SC termite control experts typically apply a chemical barrier to all possible areas where termites can get into homes. This can help prevent these pests from going through the tubes and getting into your home. If they try, they will not survive. There are different kinds of methods used for setting chemical barriers in place in order to reduce the risk of termites in the home. The type that you will need depends on different factors, such as the kind of construction your residence has. Pest control professionals can determine which type will work best for your home and provide you with the best protection against termites.

If you have Formosan termites or any other termite species in your home, it’s time for reliable SC termite control. Contact Island Pest Control for dependable termite control services in the Hilton Head area.