Termites Swarm Every Year in Wilmington Delaware

I‘m sitting here with the owner of Loyalty Termite and Pest Control here in the Wilmington, Delaware area. And I’ll just introduce him see why I’m Korean. How are you doing today?

Well, I’m doing great. I’m doing great. You know, just yawn I’m doing just fine. Thanks for asking.

Thank you so much. Well, I’m so glad that you’re doing good. And, you know, we decided to have you on today, because we just wanted to talk about different kinds of pests, we know that they’re all around, many of us do not like them at all. And today, we’re going to talk about termites. And from my understanding, based off of the reviews that I read, you are amazing, you have five star reviews, with many reviews as such. And I was very impressed with your video, I must say,

Well, thank you, we appreciate it. Listen, we, we we really strive for excellence, you know, when we are doing any term my job, I like to tell the customers I you know, and I love my mother, but and I like to say I treat it like it’s my mother’s home, or even my home. So yeah, we really tried to give each and every individual the best service that we can.

Awesome, awesome. Well, we’re so happy to have you here. And I’m looking forward to getting to know more about termites. Um, so just just a question to you. Um, what are termites?

Hmm, yeah, that’s a really good question. You know, some people get termites confused with with ants a lot. You know, and I can understand why, in some countries, you know, they refer to termites as white ants. But, for the most part, when someone sees a termite, they may see them as swarmers. Usually in the early spring to late spring, early summer, you may see termite swarmers. And that’s usually the first interaction a homeowner against with termites, but they kind of look at look like ants with wings. But when you when you really look at them closer, they have a different body, segmented different body parts, body segments, you know that you can readily or easily distinguish termite from a flying ant.

That’s really interesting. So I guess this goes into my next question. Where do they actually come from?

Hmm, that’s a good question. Well, termites, they come from the soil. Typically underneath the soil, what they do is, they’re rummaging through the soil. And they’re looking for some sort of cellulose material, plant material wood. Termites are and are known in some cases to even go after plants. But particularly, they are looking for wood. And that cellulose material inside the wood is what they’re really attracted to. And they look to really break that down. And it’s interesting, the termites themselves, they eat the wood, but what breaks the wood down is a really, it’s called a protozoa. There’s a, another organism inside the termite belly, that actually breaks down the, the cellulose material. And the byproduct of that actually gives a termite nutrients. So it’s an interesting little symbiotic type of relationship.

That’s really interesting. I never thought that they had something actually inside their bellies to do that. So thank you so much for sharing that. Um, I guess the question would now be, how does an infestation start?

Well, it could start a number of ways. That’s a really good question. So as I was mentioned, termites are rummaging through the soil, right? So they don’t need much of a space to be able to enter in your home. Just a small crack in in your home’s foundation, in the brick in the mortar joints, something like that. It’s very easy for termites to enter through. When they do that, when they enter through. Typically, termite like areas of high high moisture areas where, for example, the threshold on the door when you walk in and open and close the door, sometimes that rain hits the door. That’s always really nice, important have a screen, our storm door, you know at your front door that’s going to help with some of the moisture that can actually get into your home into the foundation, but around windows bathrooms, kitchens, anywhere where there’s wood to soil contact, a lot of people may not know, sometimes a new construction, when a home is being built, there could be parts of scrap wood scrap lumber that may be left over. And sometimes what happens is, these can really these can be it could be backfield, or backfill over as they’re laying the concrete foundation in the home. So right there to begin with, there’s already some wood or some, it’s almost like a spark to a fire, right, so they can start they’re eating those, those timbers that are in the soil, and then make their way into to your home.

Well, you know what, thank you so much for the tips, as far as you know, the tight door, front screen door and all that good stuff. So thank you so much for that. So I guess the question that everybody wants to know is, how do you get rid of them?

Hmm. Well, you know what termites, we can get rid of them in a number of ways. But the main way that loyalty pest is going to come in and get rid of termites is we’re going to make a barrier around your home that the termites, once they go through this barrier, because termites, they they are, they’re communal, there, they’re gregarious, we can say they want to be around other termites, actually, they make these mud tubes. And that’s almost like a two lane highway, one going toward the wood, and the other going back towards the soil. But as we trench around, we’re going to trench a makeup barrier around your home. And then places where we can’t trench. And let’s say there’s concrete there, we’re going to drill, drill small holes that are about quarter to a half inch in size, about 12 to 18 inches apart, and we’re going to put some termiticide inside of the soil. And that’s going to make a nice barrier around your home. And what will happen is the products, they’re in such a concentration where the termites don’t notice that these products are there. And so as they rummage through the soil, as they go through the soil, they will go through that particular barrier, and the product will get on the termites. And so what the what will happen is something called transfer effect. And so it will affect not only the termites that get in contact with the chemical barrier, but all of the other termites then those termites got in contact with and in turn, killing the colony very slowly killing the colony over time, and wiping out your infestation completely.

Wow, that is fascinating. That’s incredible. So after you’re done all of that, what would you recommend in terms of maintenance?

Well, that’s a really good question. It was recommended that we come out every year to be able to inspect a property to see if we notice any signs of termite activity. That would be mud tubes, or any any damage that we may notice due to termites, also to if any swarmers. Or if we see any swarmers any wings from the termites that can give us a good indication whether there’s active infestation or not. And if there is it’s simply doing a spot treatment in that particular area. You know, sometimes if there’s work done on the home, maybe someone may be adding an addition, or doing some other form of construction where they would have to dig into the soil and break that termite barrier. Well, they would just give us a call. And we’ll come out and treat that area once it’s all constructed for you.

Awesome. And one last question. And I know everybody’s probably like, wow, this information is so awesome. I know I see it as awesome. What makes you stand out as Loyalty Termite and Pest Control from any other pest control company to make people even want to call you?

Wow, you know, that’s a great question too. We have a one of the best guarantees in the industry, I believe, if you call us to come out and treat for your your pest problem. And if you’re not 100% happy with it. What we’ll do is we’ll come out and we’ll retreat for absolutely free. But if for some reason you’re still not happy. What we will do is we will return every penny that you paid for the service plus we give you $25 On top of it. That’s how confident we are that will take care of your service for you.

Wait, so you’re telling me that If I call you with my termite problem, and I see that there’s issues, you’ll keep coming out to treat it until I’m happy. And if I’m still not happy, you’ll give me my money back plus $25 In my time, so technically, it’s a no risk free for me.

You got it, right. There’s no risk involved, calling us at loyalty, pest control. We’re going to take care of that termite problem for you. You know, also too, we have an entomologist on staff. So any issue that arises with at your home, we’ll be able to take care of it for you. You know, we will consult the the entomologist, and so yeah, and that’s absolutely right. We’ll make sure that your termites are gone. If not, you won’t pay a penny.

Awesome. Well, it was so nice to meet you. Mister, see you on cran. And I’m so glad that you were able to come on our show today.

Oh, well. I’m glad to be here. Thanks for even inviting me. You’re welcome. And maybe we can turn you into a customer.

That sounds great. All right. At Loyalty

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