TERMITES IN SPRING
Termites are known as the “silent killers” in the pest control industry. Unfortunately, signs of a termite infestation do not show themselves until significant (and expensive) damage has been done. This is why annual termite inspections are a MUST.
Spring is the most popular season for termites. We refer to this time as swarming season, named after the termite swarmers that begin building new colonies from February – mid/late summer. Termite colonies are composed of many different types of termites that have a specific job. These 3 types are workers, soldiers, and swarmers. Swarmers are winged termites that fly away from already established colonies and begin reproducing to build new colonies.
Swarmers often leave behind small wings that notify you of their presence. Most swarmers are seen on warmer days just after a good rainfall. Others are seen mostly at night. It’s important not to confuse termite swarmers with flying ants.
FLYING ANT VS. SWARMER
- Straight antennae with slight drooping
- Wings are equal lengths
- Two body segments
- Bent antennae with 90 degree angle
- Two sets of wings. Front wings are noticeably longer than hind wings.
- Three body segments
Termite signs can be hard to catch if you’re not sure what to look for. Unfortunately, copious amounts of damage has most likely been done to your home if you can see physical signs of the damage.
Here are some common signs associated with termite damage:
- Loose tiles
- Damaged wood
- Peeling paint
- Knocking noise inside walls
- Hard to open doors and windows
Our team of pest professionals can inspect your home for current and previous termite damage, then set you up with a plan to eliminate the current infestation and prevent future ones.
WHAT’S THE RUSH ON TREATMENT?
Termites can be one of the most costly pests to deal with in your home or business. If a colony grows without any type of control to combat the pests, the damage could cost tens of thousands of dollars!
Termites can already be in your home for an extended amount of time without your house ever showing signs of termite damage.
FACT: The average home owner spends $3,000 to repair termite damage.
Although unchecked termite damage may cost you, Nova Pest Control can come in to assess the damage and create a customized plan unique to your situation to eliminate the pest.
OTHER SPRING PEST CONTROL TO CONSIDER:
Rat & Mice Control
Mice and Rats not only damage and destroy materials by gnawing but they also are important as vectors of disease. They are prolific breeders and are very wary of objects placed in their environment making them difficult to control. Nova Pest Control is committed to identifying signs of infestation thru inspection and the integrated pest management system to control and remove rodents from your home or business.
Termites cause billions of billions of dollars to homeowners each year. The worst part of termites is that they can cause extreme amounts of damage around the house without you even realizing it until the repairs are in the thousands of dollars. Nova Pest Control offers both preventative baiting and termite elimination to protect families’ largest investment.
Bedbugs are ectoparasites to humans but will also attack poultry and other mammals or birds. They were introduced to the US with the early colonies. They have been documented as far back as 1336 BC in Egypt. Bedbugs are excellent hitchhikers and can lay up to 1-5 eggs per day. Bed Bugs can survive up to 1 year with a single feeding, making them one of the top 5 pests to control. Therefore, controlling bed bugs is normally a multi step process that requires a Pest Control Operator . At Nova Pest Control we have a detailed process that has been successful for over 13 years to insure that we safely and effectively protect your family from these blood feeding pests.
Mosquitoes are well known for their pesky bites, but they are very important as vectors of numerous human diseases such as West Nile Virus, malaria, yellow fever and encephalitis. Mosquitoes are normally separated into 3 groups based on where and how they lay their eggs. After a blood meal, a female will lay her eggs on water or in semi-dry places such as moist soil. Controlling mosquitoes starts by controlling and eliminating standing water on site locations. Nova Pest Control reduces the chances of mosquito infestation with strategic control techniques to control the larvae and eggs cycle of mosquitoes.
Our residential service includes a thorough inspection for pests, rodents and termites. We inspect the structure of your home, your yard and fence line for any structural invaders looking to gain entry into your home. Nova Pest Control will maintain a pest barrier up to 3 feet high and up 10 feet from your home eliminating any infestations from inside your home. All residential programs are backed with a contractual warranty through the life of the program.
Ants can be very difficult to control. They are one of the most abundant groups of insects. They normally live underground in colonies but will invade structures for food and/or water. There are about 700 different species of ants that occur in the US. All ants species have different biology and habits so knowledge of each species is necessary for effective control. Controlling ants inside a home or business can be extremely overwhelming! At Nova Pest Control, we understand these pest biology and habits to safely and effectively keep your family protected from these structural invaders.
There are over 35,000 species of spiders worldwide! All spiders are predators. The female does not usually eat their mate after copulation contrary to the popular belief of the black widow and widow spiders. Spider control is a multi step process with the most important step being the inspection. Nova Pest Control understands that to control spiders, a proper inspection of the property and correct identification of the spider, along with proper sanitation, must be done to maintain and control spider infestations.
Stinging pests include wasp, hornets, bees and yellow jackets. Their stings can be very painful and sometimes even deadly as some people are allergic to their stings. Nova Pest Control guarantees to always inspect areas where these stinging insects commonly gather and remove the nest.
If scorpions have entered into your home, they are usually seeking out basements, crawl spaces, and other small hidden places. While scorpion stings don’t cause too much harm to adults, the effects could be severe with the elderly and children. If a scorpion is seen in the home, it is important to contact Nova-Pest for a free inspection of the house. We will inspect the property to ensure the pests are not unintentionally being brought into the home through firewood or boxes. Once we’ve inspected the infestation, Nova-Pest will begin treating the problem and monitoring the situation to ensure your home becomes a scorpion-free zone.
Beetles can come into the home through a variety of ways. You’ll most likely be dealing with fabric-infesting beetles, food product beetles, or wood-destroying beetles. Since there are a variety of beetle types, the process of removing them from your home can vary. It’s important to contact a Nova-Pest professional to accurately identify the type of beetle, then allow us to start taking steps to eliminating your pest problem.
There are a large variety of types of flies. These pests are especially dangerous because of how often they land on bacteria ridden surfaces. Your Nova-Pest techincian will assess your fly situation and develop a program unique to your situation for your home or business.
Cockroaches are one of the most important pests of households and commercial structures. They carry many common diseases and have been known to cause allergic reactions in some people. There are over 4000 species of cockroaches in the world but only a few inhabit structural dwellings.Depending on the species, they can lay about 4-60 eggs. Controlling cockroaches often requires multiple treatments to successfully eradicate them from a given structure. At Nova Pest Control we have developed a successful integrated pest program to keep your family safe from cockroaches and the harm they can inflict on our community.
Entry Point Protection
Do you want a good way to guarantee no pests will be entering your home? Call us for our entry point protection to allow one of our techincians to come inspect the house and seal up any points that could be potential entryways for pests. It’s your job to relax; it’s ours to combat critters. Let us fortify your home against unwanted pests so you can sleep in peace.
Special Pest Control
Sometimes pests are a little…special. Certain pests like fleas and fire ants require specialized treatments. Nova-Pest will assess your special pest situation and create a program unique to your situation!
Web Nest Removal
Are web nests starting to take over your trees? Though the populations of these worms/caterpillars can grow in big numbers, Nova-Pest will never back down from the challenge of removing these yard pests! We will come inspect the situation and develop a plan to elimate the problem and save your nearby trees/plants!
Wasp Nest Removal
Did you know wasps will always attack when they feel their colony is being attacked? Wasp stings can be very painful and sometimes even deadly as some people are allergic to their stings. Nova Pest Control guarantees to always inspect areas where these stinging insects commonly gather and remove the nest.