TERMITES & PEST CONTROL:
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Mason Exterminating provides treatment using America’s leading Termite Control
Mason Exterminating is an authorized provider of Termidor termite control, the world’s most effective termite control. Only pest management professionals who have completed training are authorized to purchase and use Termidor.
Completion of the Termidor training program demonstrates Terminating commitment to providing its customers with an effective and responsible termite control solution. When applied as a full treatment, Termidor is 100% effective at controlling 100% of termites in three months or less a statement no other termite control product makes. That’s why since its introduction in 2000, pest management professionals have made Termidor America’s leading termite control, with more than one million structures treated.
Termidor® with the active ingredient, fipronil, is the world’s most effective termite control, eliminating 100% of termites in three months or less. Termidor® has provided the longest control on all tests at the required USDA Forest Service trails at labeled rates, which no other termiticide can claim. It has consistently shown exceptional results in more than 1,000,000 homes treated throughout the United States since its launch in March 2000. Only Termidor-certified professionals are authorized to purchase and use Termidor®.
For additional information on Termite control with Termidor, contact
Mason Exterminating at 816-322-3021.
TERMITE SWARM SEASON ARRIVES IN OUR REGION
Winged "swarmers" the first sign of potential termite damage
The Midwest this year beginning in March, winged termites are expected to appear throughout our region. These flying insects are the first sign of termite swarm season and the creation of new, damaging termite colonies. Termites swarm in order to start new colonies. These swarms can frighten homeowners, especially those unaware that their home has a termite problem.
During swarming season, termite colonies send off large numbers of winged reproductive termites, called "swarmers". Hundreds to thousands of these swarmers often appear inside a home or building, flying a short distance before falling to the ground and losing their wings. Soon afterwards, female termites emit a pheromone to attract male termites for mating; afterwards, these termites search for a location to begin a new colony.
Termite swarming is triggered by a combination of several successive days of above average temperatures followed by a light rain. .
There are several simple signs of termite infestation that every homeowner should know in order to detect and prevent the establishment of new termite colonies in their home. Some of these signs include:
- Swarms of flying termites both inside and outside of the house
- Small, papery piles of wings on windowsills, countertops or floors
- Small piles of wood residue or shavings, as well as tiny holes in wood, crumbling drywall and sagging doors
- Bubbled paint or visible, pencil-sized mud tubes running across concrete or connecting soil to wood
Swarmers also indicate the need for a home to be professionally treated for termites.
We recommend a termite treatment using Termidor termite control, the most effective termite control available. It is the fastest, most complete professional termite control available particularly important when a homeowner is looking to prevent swarmers from starting a new termite colony.Terrmidor has undergone extensive testing by the Environmental Protection Agency and can only be applied by a certified, licensed professional. And the same active ingredient used in Termidor is used in the leading flea and tick treatments for dogs and cats.
Termidor, with the active ingredient, fipronil, is the world's most effective termite control, eliminating 100% oftermites in three months or less. Termidor has provided the longest control on all tests at the required USDA Forest Service trials at labeled rates, which no other termiticide can claim. It has consistently shown exceptional results in more than 1,000,000 homes treated throughout the United States since its launch in March 2000. Only Termidor-certified professionals are authorized to purchase and use Termidor.
In Termidor training, pest control professionals learn about fipronil, the product is active ingredient, as well as Termidor is unique action, known as the "Transfer Effect." Termidor's "Transfer Effect" eliminates termite populations in three months or less, up to six times faster than bait systems. Participants also review termite biology, as well as the evolution of termite control methods.
According to the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), Americans spend more than $2.5 billion each year to prevent and treat termite infestations, and to repair the damage to their homes caused by termites.
"Termidor eliminates 100% of termites in 3 months or less, and because it is one of the most thoroughly reviewed and tested termite insecticides in history, I can apply Termidor knowing my customers will be getting effective termite control that is also responsible.
WHAT EVERY HOMEOWNER SHOULD KNOW ABOUT TERMITE CONTROL
Each year termites cause more damage to homes than tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and fires combined - what's worse, most homeowner's insurance does not cover termite damage. That's why no issue is more important to the survival of a home than termite control. Improvements in professional termite control products have given homeowners more options than ever for protecting their homes from damage. Your Mason Exterminating provides these simple questions homeowners can ask to ensure their pest control professional is using the best termite product available.
What type of professional termite control do you recommend?
"Most pest control professionals offer one oftwo termite treatments - bait systems and/or undetectable liquid treatments. These two treatments work very differently, and the level of termite control provided by each can vary significantly."
How long will it take for this treatment to start working?
According to Mason Exterminating, one of the major differences between liquid termite control products and bait systems is the time it takes for each treatment to begin working. "Before a pest control professional adds insecticide to a bait system, he first must observe sufficient termite activity within one of the 'stations' that are placed in the ground at intervals around a home. It can take up to years for termites to even encounter these stations. "In contrast, some newer undetectable liquid treatments work immediately,. "Applied around a home using accepted, time-tested methods, these insecticides do away with termites once they encounter the treatment."
Will this treatment control all of my termites?
Bait systems, require termites to encounter a station for control, but there is no guarantee that termites will ever come into contact with these stations during normal activity. "The effectiveness of liquid treatments differs from one product to the next. Older treatment types act as a barrier, repelling termites as they approach a home. However, termites can be as small as the size of a grain of rice and will find breaks in the barrier, rendering these treatments virtually useless. "Termidor termite insecticide is the most effective of a group of newer liquid treatments, called "undetactables". Termidor allows termites to forage in a treated area, then unknowingly pass the insecticide on to other termites during normal activity. This ensures that even termites that don't directly come into contact with a treated area will still be wiped out. It is the only treatment using a unique action known as the 'Transfer Effect', and is the only one that consistently wipes out 100% of termites."
How long will this treatment take to completely get rid of my termite problem?
"Bait systems rely on termites to find stations, so they may take months to begin working and years to achieve control". "Liquid treatments work significantly faster - in fact, Termidor controls 100% of termites in three months or less, the only termite treatment to boast such efficacy and speed."
What type of treatment do you recommend?
We recommend a Termidor liquid application to all our customers because it starts working immediately. It is the newest technology, and while there are a few undetectable products on the market, hands down the most effective one is Termidor. It gets rid of all the termites in your home in three months or less.
How is Termidor different from other treatment options?
Termidor is different from other treatment options because it's more effective than anything else out there.Termidor has provided the longest control on all tests at the required USDA Forest Service trials at labeled rates,which no other termiticide can claim. It's been used to successfully treat more than 1 million homes since it hit the market in 2000,and works up to six times faster than conventional bait systems.
Taking the next step
Armed with this knowledge, homeowners should feel prepared to discuss termite control options with a pest control professional. Ensuring a professional is using the best product to control termites is the most effective way to guarantee one's home is protected from such a threat. Only Termidor-certified pest control professionals have authorization to purchase and use Termidor.
General Termite Awareness Article
Sample Interview Q&A
REPORTER: What advice do you have for homeowners with termite problems?
MASON'S: There are real performance differences in termite treatments, so if you have termites, make sure you ask 2 very important questions of your pest management professional: Will the treatment eliminate 100% of my termites? And how long will it take?
REPORTER: What are some different treatment options?
MASON'S: The two most-used treatment types for post-construction termite control in homes are baits and undetectable liquids. Baits require you to wait for the termites to find the station in the ground before you can even begin controlling them. This can take months to years to happen, and the whole time you're waiting, termites are destroying your house.Undetectable liquids are applied around the perimeter of a home to create a protective zone that the termites crawl through. Once a termite contacts or ingests the active ingredient, they pass it on to the rest ofthe colony. However, there are even differences in how these liquids work we use Termidor, which eliminates 100% oftermites in three months or less.
REPORTER: What type of treatment do you recommend?
MASON'S: I recommend an undetectable liquid application to my customers because it starts working immediately. It's the newest technology, and while there are a few undetectable products on the market, hands down the most effective one is Termidor. It gets rid of all the termites in your home in three months or less.
REPORTER: How is Termidor different from other treatment options?
MASON'S: Termidor is different from other treatment options because it's more effective than anything else out there. Termidor has provided the longest control on all tests at the required USDA Forest Service trials at labeled rates, which no other termiticide can claim. It's been used to successfully treat more than I million homes since it hit the market in 2000, and works up to six times faster than conventional bait systems.Since Termidor is undetectable, termites pass through the liquid treatment without even realizing it. Once exposed to Termidor, they show no behavioral differences this allows a Termidor -exposed termite to unknowingly infect the rest of the colony through both contact and ingestion before dying, until every last termite is wiped out for 100% total control within 90 days.
In fact, Termidor is so effective that you don't need much of it to completely control your termite problem. There are only about 8.4 ounces of active ingredient used in 100 gallons of water to treat the average home.
REPORTER: Is 90 days really considered fast?
Bait systems can take months or even years to begin working so the speed of Termidor is impressive. As a pest management professional, I know how important it is for homeowners to see results fast.
REPORTER: Is it safe to apply that much chemical around your home?
MASON'S: Termidor has undergone extensive testing by the Environmental Protection Agency and can only be applied by a certified, licensed professional. And the same active ingredient used in Termidor is used in the leading flea and tick treatments for dogs and cats.