Termite Inspections and Pest Control
If you are afraid of Termites you are not alone. Big M Pest control provides you with the best information for Termites and more. Termites are the number one pests for property owners. They can cause major damage to a home’s or building’s foundation. Termites are broken into three social categories:
Reproducers – The Queens are the female termites that have flown, mated, and is producing eggs. They are the most important kind of termite because without the queen a termite colony will not be able to grow.
Workers – Worker termites are the ones that do the work needed to keep the colony alive, including foraging, food storage, brood, and nest maintenance.
Soldiers – Soldiers are the protectors of the colony. They defend the termite nest from other bugs such as ants.
Ants classified as pests include the pavement ant, yellow crazy ant, sugar ant, the Pharaoh ant, carpenter ant, Argentine ant, odorous house ant, red imported fire ant, and European fire ant. Ant populations are controlled using insecticide baits. The bait is taken by the ants as food and brought back to the nest where the poison is inadvertently spread to the entire colony.
One of the most common household pest insects are Cockroaches. They feed on common household food including human and pet food. One of the biggest problems caused by roaches is the offensive odor they can leave. They can also carry microbes on their bodies including those that are dangerous to humans, mainly in environments like hospitals.