How American Pest Can Protect Your Home Against Termites in 2019


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How American Pest Can Protect Your Home Against Termites in 2019

In the United States, termites are a multi-billion dollar problem. While the exact amount of damage termites cause annually can fluctuate, no reliable source calculates the yearly cost of U.S. property damage caused by termites to be any less than a billion dollars. So, homeowners must be on guard when it comes to termites if they hope to protect their equities. Do you own a home? Here's how American Pest can help you protect it from the destructive impact of termites in 2019.

The Sure-Fire Way to Prevent Termite Damage

There are two ways to prevent termite damage: liquid termiticide or bait. For a very long time, liquid termiticide has been the go-to product used by professionals to safeguard properties, but bait has been gaining a lot of ground in the last two decades. At American Pest, we employ both of these methods. Which option or options we choose will depend upon your needs.

The American Pest Way

At American Pest, we have always put green pest control options first. As it turns out, this isn't just a good philosophy, it is good for business. Many of our customers would prefer an option that is gentle on the environment.

What Does Eco-Friendly Termite Control Look Like?

When it comes to termiticide applications, the experts here at American Pest really like Altriset® because the active ingredient, Chlorantraniliprole, targets worker termites by causing paralysis in their jaw muscles. As you can probably imagine, this paralysis prevents those workers from eating. That is good news in two ways. First of all, they're going to have a hard time eating your property when they can't chew. Second, without food, the whole colony dies, not just those worker termites. Worker termites are the only termites in a colony that are able to feed. Every other termite gets its nourishment from the workers. So stopping those workers can work to eliminate the colony that sent them.
In recent years, we've added the Sentricon® System with Always Active™ to our arsenal. This control solution uses bait to eliminate termites. Like Altriset®, the bait in the Sentricon® with Always Active™ targets termites. The active ingredient, noviflumuron, prevents termites from molting. When termites can't molt, they die off. Problem solved.

Something Else Interesting About Sentricon® with Always Active™

Not only is Sentricon® with Always Active™ effective and eco-friendly, but it also has an incredible benefit that liquid termiticides doesn't. It makes termite detection a breeze.
When liquid is injected into the ground, it does its job and you never know if your home was attacked by termites. So, you never know if your investment was worth it. This is not the case with Sentricon® with Always Active™. If termites attack your home, not only will your Certified Sentricon® with Always Active™ Technician know about it, you're going to know about it. Your technician can show you the cartridge with dead workers and soldiers inside it. The first, and obvious, benefit is that you're going be happy you made the investment in Sentricon® with Always Active™, and it will keep you motivated to keep this essential termite protection in place. The second benefit is that you won't have to rely on a pest control professional to detect termites. Here's why this is important:
  • Termites are sneaky. Very sneaky. When they get into your home, they can do so through an access point that is invisible to the eye, such as a point where the wood of your home touches the soil or through a gap in your foundation slab.
  • While termiticides are going to break down over time, the bait in the Sentricon® with Always Active™ gets more effective with age.  
Have you considered termite control for your home? If you're in the DC area, let American Pest help you protected your equity. We deploy the most effective and trusted termite control products available and these products are administered by licensed and certified termite control professionals. You'll get the best protection and service every time. Contact us today to learn more.


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