Termite bait stations can be particularly effective in spring when foraging is most prevalent. Place bait traps close together in areas of high termite infestation. If you are unsure of where the nest is, the safest option is to ensure that the termite bait stations
The advantages of baits is that they can attack the whole nest even if you are not sure of its location. They are easy to use. They are also less toxic – meaning you don’t have to worry about effects on pets, other wildlife, children etc. The downside is that they are not as effective as other methods. This method will kill many termites. However, the surviving termites will simple move to a new area and start to breed and build a new nest some where else – so the problem simply springs up somewhere else.
It has been found that termites feed more readily on bait that is left above ground. This is only logical since termites naturally feed on dead wood and branches that have fallen from trees and are, therefore, above ground. The most effective bait stations, such as Advance, take advantage of this. Rather than being completely buried underground, they are partially buried with the top exposed. This attracts the termites more readily and is a much more efficient method of termite extermination.
Lead is a toxic metal that was used for many years in paint and other products found in and around our homes. Lead also can be emitted into the air from industrial sources and leaded aviation gasoline, and lead can enter drinking water from plumbing materials. Lead may cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and under are most at risk.
Most Common Sources of Lead Poisoning:
Deteriorating lead-based paint
Lead contaminated dust
Lead contaminated residential soil
less than 19-20% are acceptable moisture readings
20% to 30%, further inspection is required to inspect for substrate damage or deterioration, checking adjacent areas, and recommend repairs to correct the source of the moisture
greater than 30%, repair the source of the moisture and check for structural damage
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Makes Sure You Require Certification, it’s very important you home inspector is certified.
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