Pest and Termite Control Trends in New Home Construction
             

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Pest and Termite Control Trends in New Home Construction

Population growth trends show the Southern and Western regions of the country to be the most in-demand areas for new home construction. The relatively warmer climates maintain the best weather conditions for termites and other potentially destructive insects. Regardless of regional climate, pests are a nuisance. There are preventative and continuous treatment options to look for when selecting a newly constructed residence. Identifying the latest pest control trends in home construction will help keep homebuyers abreast of their options, potentially extending the life and value of their investment.

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Environmentally Friendly

Consumers today frequently seek alternative, natural solutions that have a lesser environmental impact. As a result, the rise in popularity of products marketed as ‘eco-friendly’ represents an emerging pest control trend in new home construction. Builders and contractors can offer more ‘green’ products like borates, for termite pretreatment. Borates are derived from organically produced mineral deposits found in the environment and implemented as part of the construction process for new homes. Borate-based preservatives soak directly into wood to help create a barrier termites cannot cross, eliminating wood as a food source. The organic nature of the treatment actually allows humans to touch and handle the treated material based on manufacturing instructions, making it an eco-friendly yet highly effective option.

Minimal Exposure

Similar to the concept of eco-friendly products, the increased demand for products that minimize exposure to residents themselves are now a very sought-after trend in construction of new homes. For example, during the construction process, homebuilders can treat the soil around the perimeter and beneath the site by injecting a liquid solution into the ground prior to the pouring of the foundation. The pretreated soil establishes continuous protection that surrounds the home and prevents subterranean termites from invading.

Built-In Pest Control Systems

Taexx is an effective and convenient pest control solution trending in new home construction. Installed during the construction process, the innovative solution is a system of tiny tubes fitted within the walls of the home. The network of tubes is strategically positioned behind designated walls and acts as a virtual barrier, targeting pest control materials precisely where pests gain entry. Humans and pets have minimal exposure to treated areas. It’s very convenient since nobody needs to be home during service, after the initial service. Moreover, results prove to be longer lasting because the pest control materials aren’t exposed to sunlight or other outdoor elements.


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Top Problem Pests


Ants

Ants are the most common pest problem in America, with more than 80% of homeowners experiencing ant problems.

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Fire Ants

Fire ants are small, yellowish-red to black in color, aggressive, vicious and known for their painful burning sting.

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Spiders

Spiders have eight legs, round bodies and range from very small sizes to several inches in length. Their bodies do not have segments, and their heads are fused to their abdomens.

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Termites

When termites from a colony settle into your home, the structure becomes infested. Termites have straight bead-like antennae.

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House Flies

House flies get their name from being the most common type of fly found in homes throughout the U.S.

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Rodents

All rodents are excellent climbers and only need a very small external opening to get inside homes and other buildings.

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Centipedes

Easy to identify by their wormlike bodies, slender antennae and pairs of legs on most of their body segments.

Earwigs

Earwigs have a low tolerance for heat, becoming active at night and spending the day in hiding.

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Wasps

Most paper wasps measure about 2 cm (¾ in) long and are black, brown, or reddish in color with yellow markings.

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Scorpions

Although they are perceived as dangerous, the Arizona Bark Scorpion is the only species with venom that is deadly enough to kill a human.

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Fleas

Fleas are small, reddish-brown, wingless insects that feed on the blood of humans and animals.

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It Starts with our
6-POINT ADVANTAGE SERVICE
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Inspecting your home's exterior to identify potential pest problems
2
Removing cobwebs and wasps nests within reach
3
Injecting the Taexx® built-in pest control system (if installed in your home) or providing conventional pest control applications
4
Treating entry points such as doors and windows
5
Applying pest control materials around the perimeter of your home
6
Providing a detailed service report and preventive tips to keep your home pest-free between scheduled treatments
It Starts with our personalized
6-POINT ADVANTAGE SERVICE
1
Inspecting your home’s exterior to identify potential pest problems
2
Removing cobwebs and wasps nests within reach
3
Injecting the Taexx® built-in pest control system (if installed in your home) or providing conventional pest control applications
4
Treating entry points such as doors and windows.
5
Applying pest control materials around the perimeter of your home
6
Providing a detailed service report and preventive tips to keep your home pest-free between scheduled treatments

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