Termites cause an estimated 2 billion dollars worth of damage to structures in the United States each year and are a cause of deep concern for most homeowners. If you live in an area where subterranean termites are common or you think you may have a problem with them call Magic for a free estimate and recommendations for control. Proper identification of the pest is the first step you should take. Ant swarmers are often mistaken for termites so if you are not certain of exactly what pest you have, call Magic.
How can I tell if I have termites?
In the spring, most homeowners will see swarmers on the ground/around their home. This can be a traumatic event - seeing thousands of flying insects around windows inside their homes. Termite swarmers are small, black or dark colored insects with wings. Once they land on the ground, most of them will remove their wings. Mud-tubes or damaged wood in the home is often a common sight to see where termites are present.
Why do I have termites?
Termites in the natural world are insects that eat wood and then turns it into soil. The most common termite, Eastern Subterranean Termite, is found throughout the USA. The only source of food for termites is cellulose, mostly found in wood. So, the worker termite spend 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year harvesting wood for food. As most homes in the area are wooden structures - once termites find our home, they begin recruiting workers to come and feed, and will continue to do so as long as they have access, or the colony is destroyed.
How do I get rid of termites?
A traditional liquid termiticide application may be done in the soil or by sub-slab injection. This method may only be done by a certified applicator in the State of New York.
The other type is using a termite baiting system. The baiting system consist of placing bait stations and a given interval along the outside perimeter of the structure. The baiting system may also include the use of an above ground bait station indoors.
Magic uses Sentricon Always Active as its baiting system of choice to get rid of termites on Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and New York City. The Sentricon system has been proven to eliminate entire termite colonies, making it the optimal choice for exterminating termites. Termites cause many structural and wood infestation problems in Queens. If you live in an area where termites are common or you think you may have a problem with them call Magic Exterminating for a free estimate and recommendations for control.
Magic Exterminating prefers to use Sentricon's unique termite bait system for removal of termites on Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn, NYC, and the Bronx. While liquid treatment is a popular alternative, it has its problems: it's time consuming to setup, degrades over time, introduces hundreds of gallons of chemicals around your home, and can still leave home vulnerable. The Sentricon baiting system is strategically placed to be found by foraging termites, ensuring full distribution of the termite bait, thus eliminating the colony. The bait is highly durable and environmentally friendly - lasting 24 hours per day, 365 days a year.