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Q. Our next door neighbors have termites in their house; should we be worried?

A. As and old saying goes; there are two kinds of houses, those with termites and those that will get termites. But there is no guarantee that any house will or will not get termites. Termites are all around us in the soil. Termites are sanitation crews that convert dead tree matter into another matter. As they are constantly foraging for food sources there is a good chance they may just stumble upon your house. They really have no intention to cause damage,  they just see it as another tree and food source. If your home has not been treated and they are in your neighbor's house, there is a good chance they may find their way to your house as well


Q. Why do the pest control companies have to drill inside my house?

A. In order to provide a quick knock down to a major infestation, and future repellent action a large amount of termicide must be pumped around your house. By drilling throughout the perimeter of the house allows pest management technicians to create an effective barrier. There are other options available today other than drilling. We can discuss all the alternatives


Q. What is the best termiticide?

A. In the last few years there are many new products that came on the market. Some of the better products are non-repellent termiticdes are more effective and allows  for faster destruction of entire colony. Sometimes it's a combination of different products that makes a difference, but regardless of which product is used, proper application and coverage is the most important in setting up an effective termite barrier. By examining your property, a pest control specialist can develop a proper and effective treatment protocol


Q.Whats better, baits or or liquid termiticide application ?

A. Termite baits are a fairly new technology, that allows for an effective treatment without using large quantities of termiticide. If baits are properly installed and monitored  they can be very effecive method of termite control, however they do start slow and do not have the initial knock down power of a termiticide application. It may take up to a few months for baits treatment to become effective. On the other hand, if large amount of pesticide is of concern, this can be an excellent alternative. Non-repellent baits are effective because it allows termites to take contaminated food from the bait back to the nest colony where it shared with queen, soldiers and larvae and facilitates destruction of an entire colony


Q. If my neighbors have termites in their house, should our house be inspected?

A. Your neighbors having termites does not automatically means your house will be infested. However it means that your house is at higher risk of termite infestation. The only way to know is to schedule an inspection and have pest management professional provide you with detailed report


Q. Can I be my own exterminator and treat my house by myself?

A. Legally you can (its your house), but the amount of termiticide solution required to properly treat an average size structure can easily be 200 to 400 gallons or more. Unless you have the proper equipment, properly treating your home could be rather difficult and time consuming. Also a non restricted termiticide product that's available to a home owners limited in its power and overall very expensive as it comes premixed. You will also need at least a 50 gallon tank and a pump plus some good experience to get the job done. Not to mention a possible spills and property contamination.  


Q. My house very new, so why do I have termites?

A. Well, your house may or may not have been properly treated during construction, or the the termite barrier was compromised, no one will know for sure. Termite barrier may also have been disturbed by improperly planting shrubs and bushes around the foundation of the house, or excessive use of mulch


Q. If my house was treated only few years ago, why do i have termites again?

A. Used properly most termiticide treatments should last about 5 years, given the fact a protective barrier is not disturbed. As termites foraging for food will find deficiencies in a barrier and will penetrate to the house. Proper application by a pest control professional and proper maintenance by the home owner should provide an effective barrier. Most termite elimination warranties are about 5 years long


Q. How do I know I received proper inspection for termite infestation  ?

A. A pest control technician should spend adequate time to properly inspect your property. PCT must have a good flashlight, probe or a screwdriver, moisture meter and other tools at his disposal. A good solid report should have a drawn map of your house, with explanation and reasons for termite infestation


Q. How can I know the difference between ants and termites?

A. Physical differences between the two groups are somewhat subtle, but there are characteristics that easily distinguish the two groups. The main differences between ants and termites are ants have a constriction of the abdomen between the thorax and the rest of the abdomen while termites are broadly joined between the thorax and abdomen. In other words, ants have a narrow or pinched waist and termites do not. The front and hind wings of termites are approximately equal in size while the hind wings of ants are much smaller than their front wings.  Termite antennae are not elbowed but appear like a string of beads and the antennae of ants are elbowed after the first two segments.


Q.  If mulch is placed around perimeter of my house can it cause a termite problem?

A. Any source of wooden debris or cellulose would attract termites. Damp conditions under layers of mulch are ideal habitat for termites. Landscape mulch should be used with care and not to come in contact with wood siding or window sills.


Q. How do I know if I actually have termites in my house?

A. If you see swarming termites inside your house it's a sure sign. Window sills and door frames and house frame should be checked for damage. Sometimes small portions of Sheetrock must be removed to see the damage



Q. Do the bait station products available at home and garden stores actually work?

A. The bait stations available to the homeowner do kill termites. However unless they are maintained and serviced similar to the professional pest control products, dead termites will collect around the stations and repel other termites. Also, if termites consume all the bait, (which has a different mechanism of action) they will abandon the station and move on to other food sources.



carpenter ant controlCarpenter ant is one of the most destructive pest your house will have to endure. They are ferocious eaters, and though they do not eat wood, they destroy it by constantly digging tunnels and by doing so destroy a structural soundness of beams and other structural support wood. Left untreated will seriously damage a structure 
german cockroach pest controlGerman cockroach is the most common pest in the house. Feeding on practically anything, this pest can multiply uncontrollably unless preventative maintenance and proper hygiene is exercised. Generally comes out at night, so if you notice them during a day - your house is infested. Good news is that it may be very unpleasant, it does not carry diseases, though may transfer bacteria from place to place. Can be successfully treated by pest control professional and proper hygiene
american cockroachThis species is common outdoors in landscape plantings, in sewers or storm drain systems, and in lower areas of buildings where moisture may be greater. It may inhabit storm drains in huge numbers, emerging though man-hole covers at night to invade buildings. They will feed on most carbohydrate or protein based materials, including human hair or finger and toenails. Each female produces around 10 egg capsules, carrying the capsule for a day or two and then carefully placing it in a protected location. Each egg capsule has an average of 15 eggs in it and these hatch in about 45 days. Development to the adult stage averages about 450 days, but may take well over 2 years in colder climates. Adults live an average of around 1 year, but potentially can live almost 3 years. Will inhabit houses if proper conditions exist, such as excessive moisture and harborage, i.e raw sewage, rotting food, dripping water, etc.,
flea pest controlCtenocephalides felis commonly known as a cat flea. The Cat Flea is a blood feeder as the adult, and a scavenger as the larva. The adults remain on the animals they feed on unless physically forced off, and may live up to a year. The female lays the eggs on the host animal and these eggs fall off to the floor or other surface below. The eggs hatch in a few days and the larvae begins to feed on organic debris it finds, but also must consume some dried blood in order to progress to the pupa stage. This blood is from the dried feces of the adult fleas, and it falls off the pets wherever they spend time. Under ideal conditions the time from egg to adult can be as short as 2 weeks, or it may take several months if there is no host activity to stimulate some of the pupa to hatch to the adult stage. The Cat Flea is a possible vector of bubonic plague, and it is a common flea species on raccoons and opossum, as well as the primary flea on both dogs and cats in the U.S. Elimination of fleas on               household pets will be important in preventing the production of eggs that fall onto carpeted areas inside. If an infestation is occurring due to breeding and larvae on the interior it generally is controlled with an application of a residual insecticide which can be applied by professional pest control exterminator, preferably with the addition of an insect growth regulator as well. Vacuuming of the carpet prior to the application as well as following it will be important, as this vibration and contact will stimulate the emergence of adult fleas from the pupa, exposing them to the pesticide application. Prevention is the most important remedy
termite controlTermite - Reticulitermes - subterranean termites. Will damage a wooden structure unless treated. With very rare exception colonies are located in the ground, with foraging done from these colonies into structures or other wood sources. There is a true worker caste, with adult workers, soldiers, and alates in the colony. It is possible that a colony can have up to two hundred thousand workers or more, and several separate colonies may exist near and be foraging in a single structure. Swarming by the alates may consist of many hundreds of alates from the colony, and many colonies in an area releasing swarmers simultaneously. This usually occurs in late morning to mid-day on a sunny day following a rainfall. Most swarming is in the spring, but fall swarms are also common, and a colony will be at least 3 years old before it produces swarmers. The wings are shed shortly after the flight takes place. Timely intervention is a must to prevent structural damage. Termites need moisture and will inhabit damp srtuctures
Lets talk about bed bugs. We live in a major metropolitan area with probably the highest density of people in the United States. Even remote NJ suburbs are not immune. We all travel

How Do You Get Rid of New York and NJ Bed Bugs?

Anyone who an unfortunate encounter with bed bugs needs to understand the severity of the problem. These insects can become  such a major problem that many homes require professional attention. It is very important to understand how to avoid bed bugs. If you end up having a major problem it is imperative that you contact a bed bug exterminator. You do not want to let the problem get out of hand. Bed bugs are terribly irritating to the skin and and may cause a revere allergic reaction and yoU can forget about good nights sleep. Due to a specific nature of a bed bug it's the best leave it to a licensed pest control professional to apply the treatment. PPC will apply pesticides and techniques not available to to general public. We also recommend when traveling to visit bed bugs database to see where the bed bugs were reported. Back to treatment -  as a home owner the best thing you can do if you suspect bed bugs in your home is to remove clutter as much as possible. This will reduce number of places bed bugs can hide and lay their eggs.It will also allows a pest control professional to do a proper treatment. Visit our blog for the latest and most complete information on bed bugs in NYC and NJ area
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