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The Start of Termite Season | Termites 101

Posted on April 16th, 2019 by Knockout Pest

Springtime brings warm weather, budding trees, and the perfect conditions for termite populations. The silent destroyers cause more than $5 billion in property damage in the U.S alone every year. This damage is not covered by homeowner’s insurance.

The wear and tear on your home caused by the harsh New York winters make for prime targets of termites looking for structures to build their colonies in. It’s imperative that homeowners take preventative cautions year-round and know how to spot the warning signs of an infestation. Such signs include:

  • Mud tubes on the outside of the home.
  • Soft, hollow sounding wood.
  • Uneven or bubbling paint.
  • Discarded wings.
  • Small piles of feces that resemble sawdust.

The Knockout professionals can immediately determine the extent of the problem and provide a recommended course of action to eliminate the infestation.

The key things to look for in a pest control company when eliminating and preventing a termite infestation are:

  • Local knowledge and expertise in detecting the presence of local species.
  • Use of proven, cutting edge baiting systems, (Knockout was the first company in our region authorized to use Sentricon® and is the most experienced in its use. Independent research at 30 universities and more than 15 years of real-world success make Sentricon unique among commercial treatment options.)
  • Elimination of all the termites including the Queen.
  • Exercise of utmost care in the use of all methods to protect your family or staff, pets and the environment.

Knockout Pest Control is your local expert at knocking out termite infestations and inspecting structures for termite problems. We serve all of Long Island, New York City, and Westchester and Rockland Counties with 24 hour service seven days a week.

Knockout is a proud member of the following trade organizations

IFMA

Founded in 1980, IFMA is the world's largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 24,000 members in 104 countries.

This diverse membership participates in focused component groups equipped to address their unique situations by region (133 chapters), industry (15 councils) and areas of interest (six communities). Together they manage more than 78 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$526 billion in products and services.

BOMA

The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of 91 BOMA U.S. associations and 18 international affiliates. Founded in 1907, BOMA represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types including nearly 10.5 billion square feet of U.S. office space that supports 1.7 million jobs and contributes $234.9 billion to the U.S. GDP.

NPMA

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA), a non-profit organization with more than 7,000 members from around the world, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry's commitment to the protection of public health, food and property. This commitment is reflected both in the continuing education of pest management professionals and the dissemination of timely information to homeowners and businesses.

NYPMA

The NYPMA is The Voice for pest management companies all throughout New York State. Becoming a member could be one of the best possible investments you’ll ever make for your business. Not only will you have the backing of the New York Pest Management Association behind your company, but you’ll also get listed locally within our directory. This is a big plus for consumers or businesses looking for a legitimate pest management provider they can trust.

CAI

CAI provides information, education and resources to the homeowner volunteers who govern communities and the professionals who support them. CAI members include association board members and other homeowner leaders, community managers, association management firms and other professionals who provide products and services to associations.

GreenPro

GreenPro, the world’s largest and most credible green certification program for pest management professionals, recognizes companies within our industry that are committed to providing commercial and residential customers with reduced risk, comprehensive, and effective pest control services.

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