|Name||License No||Phone No|
|Connor’s Termite & Pest Control||#50004615||301-392-2185|
|Green Pest Services|
Termites, ants, roaches, spiders, bed bugs, stink bugs, and crickets are only some of the unwelcome house guests that DC-area homeowners encounter each year. Fortunately, high-quality pest and termite control companies can manage these pests, and many offer ongoing pest control programs to help keep your home secure from persistent invaders.
Traditional pest control services usually consist of treating a house with pesticides in order to eliminate bugs such as ants and cockroaches and also prevent their entry. Depending on the types and quantities of the pesticides applied, the number of treatments conducted each year can vary greatly. With a pest control service contract, homeowners are able to ensure the long-term protection of their home against bugs. Keep in mind that these contracts typically cover only pests in the house, but many companies will take care of specific problems in the yard for an additional charge.
Termites in The District
The eastern subterranean termite is the most common termite in the eastern US. These insects live in underground colonies located between two and thirty feet below the ground, near large food supplies. Worker termites continuously leave the colony to find food and bring it back to feed the colony. Since termites eat wood, unprotected homes are an attractive food source and may be quickly infested.
Three popular termite treatment systems in use in DC and Maryland are the traditional repellent barrier system, the non-repellent barrier system, and the baiting system. A pest control professional will be able to determine and explain which system is best for your property.
The traditional repellent barrier system places a chemical barrier between the ground and every potential entry point into the house. A termite repellent is applied to the soil around the foundation of the house and to any breaches in the foundation and slab. Accessing all of the application points usually involves drilling into the foundation. Chlordane, a very effective and long-lasting chemical repellent, was commonly used until the EPA removed it from the market in the 1980s. The barrier chemicals used today are less durable and must be reapplied after a few years.