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The Trick To Effective Termite Control In Souderton

Termite Control In Souderton

There is a trick to termite control, and it works a little bit like a magic trick. We're not talking about tricks that rely on sleight-of-hand, we're referring to the kind of magic trick that uses science to amaze onlookers, like the use of an electromagnet to make it impossible for a strong man to lift a piece of luggage, yet when the magnet is secretly switched off, a frail old woman can easily lift the same item. Magicians have been using science to astound audiences for centuries. At Moyer Pest Control, we have used science to astound property owners for over a century. Here's the "trick" we use for effective termite control in Souderton.

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A Little About The Science

Entomology is the scientific study of insects. One of the many insects entomologists study is the termite. This insect is of particular interest to entomologists because of its economic impact on property owners. Termites cost U.S. property owners billions of dollars annually. Entomologists study termites' colony development, dietary needs, worker behavior patterns, and other important metrics. They then pass this information on to scientists who develop termite control products.

Tried And True

Liquid termiticides have been the default standard for termite control for a very long time, but this form of termite control has evolved. There was a time when termiticides simply eliminated termites that passed through the product. This worked like magic because scientists understood that subterranean termites live in the ground and workers come up from the ground to feed on man-made structures. The winged termites that take to the air, which are called swarmers, don't feed on wood. If they don't start a colony and successfully create workers, they die. So the threat is in the ground. Termiticide was injected into the ground to create a barrier that termites couldn't get through without dying. Advancements in science have led to a new way to address termites, and it is quite ingenious.

The new way to eliminate termites is to inject a termiticide in the ground that doesn't immediately kill termites. In fact, the workers don't even realize they've come in contact with the product. As workers meet each other, and groom each other, they share the product. Slowly, it works its way back through the colony and works to eliminate the entire colony by preventing the molting process. This process is somewhat mysterious to entomologists because of the cryptic nature of termites, but it has been observed that the inability to molt causes the elimination of a colony. So, like a magic "trick" modern termiticides work to eliminate termites before they're allowed to damage property, over time.

The New And Amazing

While the old way of eliminating termites is amazing, and modern termiticides are even more astounding, there is a new magic trick that has audiences captivated. This new "trick" to eliminate termite colonies relies on the use of bait.

  • Scientists know that termite workers never stop looking for food even when they've found food. This behavior ensures that the termite bait will be found.

  • Scientists know that subterranean termites live in the ground. The bait stations are placed in the ground around structures so they are easily found by worker termites.

  • Scientists know what subterranean termites prefer to eat. The bait inside the bait stations is even more interesting to termites than the wood of your home.

  • Scientists know that termite workers share food with other termites through a process of trophallaxis. After worker termites feed on the bait, they share the active ingredient in this way. It does not need to be passed by grooming.

Among termite bait products, one product has earned a reputation that surpasses all others, it is the Sentricon® System with Always Active™. This award-winning product is the most studied and scrutinized termite bait product available and it is only available through certified installers. The manufacturer of this termite control system did it this way to ensure the best deployment and the greatest level of effectiveness. And we can confirm that it works. Like magic!

The Magicians At Moyer

We have been guarding the equity of properties in Souderton, and throughout our Pennsylvania service area, since 1869. Our team is experienced in the application of termiticide products and fully aware of the tricks and challenges involved in the drilling and trenching process. If you want the most advanced and trusted termiticide products and expert installation, our team can give you the best results. If you want to protect your Souderton property with the science of termite bait technology, Moyer Pest Control is a Certified Sentricon® Installer. We can install and support this product for your Souderton home or business. Connect with us today and let us guide you toward the right termite control solution for your property. We're here to help.

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