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Termite Bait System-Canton Termite & Pest Control-Cherokee County Georgia

Termite Bait System

Bait stations are essentially food stations for attracting termites. They are typically filled initially with some sort of wood product to attract termites. Once it has been confirmed that termites are active in the area, the bait is switched with a new supply coated in a slow acting poison. The termites will ingest this poison and carry it back to the nest with them.

Once termites begin to feed at the bait station systems, they will quickly spread the poison to a large majority of the nest, and this will help to decimate the population of the nest after some time has passed.

Bait stations are especially useful for homes that would require intrusive drilling for a similar liquid coverage. Bait stations can be inserted around the exterior of the home, and will attract termites to them and away from areas that would give them access to vulnerable parts of the structure. Homes with slab foundations or finished basements are well served by bait station systems, as this prevents the necessity of deep drilling to protect all parts of the structure with a liquid barrier.

Bait stations require periodic inspections by a trained technician to ensure that they are functioning correctly. While this does often come at additional cost, it allows the stations to act as a early warning system for termites. This means that the technician inspecting the stations will often find dead termites inside of the station, and will be able to identify a termite problem long before damage is being done to the home.

 

So if you are in need of termite service, or simply have a question, call us today at 770-479-1598!

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Subterranean Termites in Cherokee County Georgia.

Subterranean termites are a species of termite that is the most widely seen in all of America. Higher concentrations of the subterranean termite population will be found in the southeast region, which of course includes Georgia.

Subterranean termites will definitely be most active in warm weather, swarming in the spring or at any point in time where rain warms the soil and moistens it dramatically. They will continue to reproduce as long as they are not hibernating, which, if they are protected from extreme cold and other elements, may never occur. Termites devour anything containing cellulose, which ranges from wood to art canvases. The subterranean termite species causes BILLIONS of dollars in damage per year, and will affect more houses and other buildings in high-activity areas.

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Termite treatment- Liquid Treatment – Cherokee county Georgia

Termite inspections and Treatment

Termite swarming season is almost upon us. If you are a homeowner, you are probably already aware of how much damage termites can cause, even if you have never dealt with termites personally. Oftentimes, when we receive calls about termites, one of the main questions homeowners have is which method of treatment works best for termite infestations.

 

There is no universal answer to this, and the truth is that each different termite service requires a different approach. Sometimes the best solution for dealing with termites involves using more than one method of treatment on a home simultaneously. To help clear up some confusion on this topic, we will be posting articles on each of the popular treatment on the website, and these will be available to help you if you find termites in your home.

The oldest and most popular form of termite treatment is liquid treatment. This method can be used to deal with existing termite infestations or used as a preventative measure to keep termites away.

Originally, the goal of liquid treatment was to create a barrier in the soil around a home that termites could not pass. This method made use of specialized chemical compounds that prevent termites from getting moisture from soil that was essential to their survival, and termites would be repelled from this barrier.

This was very effective in some cases. However, this could cause problems if the barrier was not applied to a sufficient degree because termites could sometimes find untreated areas to bypass the barriers. This method is also less effective in homes with slab foundations or partially underground levels because technicians cannot access the entire exterior without intrusive drilling. If the treatment is applied carelessly, it can sometimes act to force the termites to a different part of the wall instead of the foundation. This can allow them to do significantly more damage and remain undetected in a location that they normally would avoid.

In more recent years, however, many of these problems have been resolved. Many of the newer liquid treatment products are non-repellant, and slowly poison termites with a chemical compound that they cannot detect. This slow acting poison can be spread between the termites and can rapidly infect and destroy the entire nest. This has helped to reduce, but not entirely eliminate, the problems with lack of complete exterior access for treatment. Liquid treatment is particularly useful in homes that have exterior access on all sides, as they require much less intrusive treatment to get complete protection.

Liquid treatment cannot always be redone annually. Depending on the products used, it can be as much as five years before another layer of treatment can be safely applied. While this is not a permanent solution, liquid treatment does not require regular inspections that are associated with bait stations, and is often cheaper in the long run.

Here at Canton Termite and Pest Control, we offer a variety of treatment methods for all types of termite problems. Our highly trained technicians will inspect your home and determine the most effective treatment method for your unique situation, all at a price that fits in your budget!

So if you need termite service, or simply have a question, call us today at 770-479-1598! We will be happy to help you in any way that we can!

Here’s to YOU living pest free!

By: Tim

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Termite control- Canton Termite (The Exterminator)

Termites are some of the most destructive pests on the planet. They are classified as a wood destroying organism (WDO) and can quickly become a nightmare for any homeowner unfortunate enough to deal with them.

Termites consume wood and plants, feeding off of the cellulose that they contain. Termites have specialized enzymes in their stomachs that allow them to digest this cellulose, and they do not need any other source of nutrients to sustain themselves. They typically will construct colonies in areas with large amounts of woody material for consumption. Unfortunately, these subterranean colonies can often be built in and around the foundation of homes or other structures.

Termites are slow eaters, and it would take hundreds of years for a single termite to consume any noticeable amount of wood. However, termites are social insects, and their nests can contain populations numbering in the millions. This allows them to cause significant structural damage to homes sometimes within just a few days. Every year, termites cause billions of dollars in damage to homes. Because most homeowner’s insurance policies do not cover termite damage, much of this cost comes straight out of the pockets of homeowners.

Because of the risk that they pose, it is important for any responsible homeowner to have up to date termite inspections for their homes. At least every 5 years, homeowners should have a licensed pest control technician inspect their property for signs of current infestation or any conditions that might be conducive to future infestation. This is especially true if you are buying or selling a property. Dry wood termites are covered in the Wood Infestation Inspection Report(WIIR) that we have previously mentioned. When you are selling a home, you will be required to have a WDI from a certified pest control company, and this report will mention any signs of damage or conducive conditions.

By having these inspections, you are able to ensure that your home is in good condition and is safe from termites. Inspecting technicians can also perform preventative treatments of varying degrees to help wipe out any termites that might attempt to nest in the future. While the upfront cost of an inspection can cause some homeowners to avoid keeping up to date, it is important to remember that the damage that termites can potentially cause dwarfs the cost of protecting your home from them using preventative termite services.

Here at Canton Termite and Pest Control, we have decades of experience performing termite inspections and service work. We can deal with any termite problems you might face using the most efficient, effective, and safe methods in the industry. We can also preventatively inspect and treat your home to protect you from termites before they decide to nest in or around your property.

So if you have a termite problem, or simply have a question related to any pest, call us today at 770-479-1598! We will be happy to help you in any way that we can!

Here’s to YOU living pest free!

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Our Reviews
Jamie O'Neill
Jamie O'Neill

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

Just wanted to thank our exterminator Joel @Canton Termite for not only responding very quickly when we had a minor insect infestation but for ensuring we stay bug free with our normal service. He always gives us plenty of notice and arrives on time and does a very professional job. Also want to thank the entire team... Tim, Ed, William and Brent for doing an awesome job with my home and my rental homes for the last few years. Keep up the great work...

James Pritchett
James Pritchett

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 weeks ago

Last year the Cherokee County senior center assisted in me in finding a company to take care of a roach infestation in my home. I had tried several companies but I kept paying and the roaches never went away. William Botts with Canton Termite and Pest control came out and in 2 treatments got the job done. I am on a fixed income and appreciated the integrity and quality of this company. Today I realized I never thanked Canton Termite and Pest Control. I am thankful for what they did for me and refer my friends and anyone else who ask. They get the job done!

valerie hultquist
valerie hultquist

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 months ago

HONEST, HELPFUL, NOT IN BUSINESS TO RIP PEOPLE OFF! I called this company and spoke with a gentleman regarding a strange substance on the exterior of our home. I thought it might be termites because the paint was removed from the area as though it was being eaten. He asked me to email him a photo. He called me back and assured me it was not termites. He and the owner of the company gave me some suggestions of how to treat this mold-type substance. This could have easily gone in the opposite direction and charged me lots of $ to investigate a pest problem. No need to wonder if you will get a fair, honest deal with this company. They have a perfect 5 star rating because they have earned it the old fashioned way - by being honest.

Carl Carlson
Carl Carlson

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

I called William for a problem with carpenter bees. He was at my home within the hour. Problem solved. As we chatted I mentioned that in the spring we had birds nesting in our attic, now gone, but expected to return next year. He took the time to inspect the attic to figure out how they were getting in, and seal off the entrance... no additional charge. In short, he solved next years problem as a "good will" gesture (no pun intended). Great job. Great service. Did I mention William is now on my speed dial?

Debra Wright
Debra Wright

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

Great customer service and prompt attention! William came out and did our initial application, but we need more treatment. Ed called me in no time and set up another treatment, same day! When Brent came out he was so professional and friendly! Took care of the application quickly, reassuring us that they are there whenever we need them! So glad I am using Canton Termite and Pest Control now for my pest services!

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