Termite control problems

Termite control problems can happen at any job.  Fortunately though manufacturers have provided better pesticides that combat these issues.  However, sometimes a situation occurs that is so rare it will take a lot of investigation to solve the issue at hand.  The following is one such occasion. A big termite problem: Solving the mystery of […]

Where to find termites in your home

Where to find termites in your home is an easy task for someone with experience.  However, doing your own termite inspection as a homeowner is like diagnosing yourself for a disease.  You may know a little bit because you read it on the internet, but real world experience is invaluable. If you live in CT […]

Can termites eat drywall?

Can termites eat drywall?  It’s a fair question to ask considering that the damage caused by termites costs consumers about 30 billion dollars per year.  Termites are also known to be voracious eaters and studies have estimated that 50K termites can devour one foot of 2×4 in about 6 months.  Taking all that into account […]

Termites and foam insulation a losing combo

Termites and foam insulation don’t mix, period! The question is why? I’ve been around the pest control block a few times and most moderately experienced builders will tell you that foam board insulation is a problem.  The reason is that termites can eat foam when buried in the soil against the foundation.  This was/is an […]

Termite treatment cost in CT

Termite treatment cost in CT can vary and there are really two main reasons why.  The first is that the products in the industry are far better than they were 20 years ago.  The second is there’s more competition.  Believe it or not these two reasons seem like a good thing, but for the consumer […]

Termites can eat through foam insulation

Termites can eat through foam insulation.  That’s right and it happens all the time.  Back in the 80’s it was a common practice for Connecticut home builders to install rigid foam insulation from the outside exterior footing all the way up to the sill plate around the entire exterior perimeter of the home foundation.  The […]

Termite Damage vs. Water Damage

Termite damage vs water damage.  Do you know the difference or do you just think you know the difference? The pictures below came from Waterbury and Brookfield CT.  They both represent something completely different. Termite Damage vs Water Damage Termite damage has a very distinct look to it. The wood contains galleries that were created […]

Termites in your home

Termites in your home is never a good thing.  However, sometimes a termite problem is actually worse than it first appears.  The reason is that occasionally the area that the termites are coming from may be inaccessible.  If you have termites in your home and the area where the termites are coming from is not […]