Formosan Super Termites – Termite Treatment and Control

Formosan Super Termites – Termite Treatment and Control

Formosan termites, sometimes called the “Super Termite” are coming close to their time to begin swarming season. These are the termites with wings also called “alates”.The Eastern and Western subterranean termites swarm during the daylight hours but the Formosan termites prefer to swarm after sundown to midnight hours. termite treatment - termite control

Swarming termites do not eat wood. They have one sole purpose in the termite colony. That is to start new colonies. Most professionals agree that it usually takes a new colony, depending on conditions, 2-7 years to reach large enough numbers to start producing termite swarmers. Mature colonies can have as many as 1-10 million termites and can tunnel out as far as an acre to food sources. Because of the size of the colonies this Super Termite can cause a large amount of damage to a home on average in 3-6 months, eating as much as 13 ounces of material per day in your home.

Formosan termites will usually have a nest in the ground however besides reproducing faster than most other termites they can also make a nest in your home not requiring contact with the ground. This is done by creating a moisture carton nest. These types of colonies have been found in trees, utility poles, logs, and the walls of your home. These are aerial formations so when you see signs of termite damage it is important to identify what kind of termite it is so you can determine if there is a possibility of an aerial nest in your home. Native subterranean swarmers are usually black in color and Formosan swarmers are usually a pale yellowish-brown color. Identifying the rest of the termites by looking at the workers is nearly impossible for an amateur. However, if you see any termite soldiers then you may be able to distinguish between the Native termites and Formosan termites. The termite soldiers will have mandibles (pinchers) and the workers will not. The main difference is the shape of their head. A Formosan soldier’s head will be small and round shape like the workers. The Native termites have an elongated shape head unlike the rounded shaped head of the workers. Both the Native and Formosan termite soldiers’ heads will also be yellowish-brown in color as opposed to the worker’s heads being white like their bodies.

Let’s say you see termites swarming in your home. If they are coming out of your walls then there could possibly be a carton nest in your home. If they are entering from outside your home then this usually indicates they are coming from somewhere outside near your home. After finding a breeding site and pairing up, they will start a king and queen and then the beginning of a termite colony inside in your walls or outside in the ground has begun. In your home a few years later you could start seeing signs of termite damage like pinholes in your wall, by this time a lot of damage may have already been done.

Prevention is extremely important. Turn all the lights off in and around your home since the swarmers are highly attracted to light. Have your home inspected for any signs where excessive moisture may occur. For example, around any plumbing lines, roof gutters, faulty roof flashing, drip guards, broken roof tiles, corners of your home, window and doors frames, fireplaces, anything placed against the house, etc. Termites require water so without a water source they usually will not be able to survive more than a few days.

Because Formosan termites reproduce so quickly and can recolonize (meaning that there could also be more than one nest carton in your home) almost anywhere, it is vital to prevent an infestation before it occurs. If you’re live in an area where you know you get termites swarming around your home at night you should have your home inspected and treated for prevention. This would be a lot cheaper in most cases than paying for damage caused by the termites which have been reported as high as 2 billion dollars in the U.S. in one year. For More information about general Pest Control Clik here

Personal Injury Lawyers – Filing A Lawsuit

Personal Injury lawyers – Filing A Lawsuit

Building a solid foundation for your case is important when you are considering a lawsuit. Many people who are interested in filing a lawsuit for personal injury excitedly begin their search for an attorney. When they call the first few who come to their mind, or whom they have heard of previously, they may find that quickly there is interest or disinterest on the part of the potential representing law firms. The reason for this is that quickly when a law firm hears from a prospective injury client, they will ask key questions about the situation, the accident, the circumstances, the nature and gravity of injuries, whether there are responsible parties, whether it is criminal in nature as opposed to negligence-based, and more.personal injury law

If the attorney at this point determines that you have a case then they will invite you into their office for an injury consultation. While most of the time a personal injury attorney will be cordial over the phone, it has been known in the past that if a client calls up and badgers a law firm, they will refuse the case. Other reasons for a case not being accepted by the attorney include such factors as whether the injuries are great enough to warrant a lawsuit. If a person has suffered only minor lacerations to their arms, then they would not necessarily fall into the category of serious personal injuries.

Many attorneys focus exclusively on serious injury cases due to the fact that with insurance pushing back heavily on almost all cases, the amount of money that the prospective attorney can earn on the case is severely limited if they focus on cases that are in the lower levels of injury. On the contrary, when serious injury cases are handled exclusively by a law firm it allows them to provide excellent service to their clients while earning a fair living for their livelihood.

If you have been injured due to another person’s negligence, or if you have suffered injuries by a corporation or other responsible party, then you should contact an attorney to determine whether you have a case. While not all situations are the same, there are some rules of thumb to consider about your injury case. If you have been injured due to the purposeful action of another, such as in a fistfight, then there is unlikely to be a case due to the fact that injury cases in Texas typically revolve around negligence as opposed to criminal or willful acts. The exception to this rule is a wrongful death case in which a criminal or willful act can be involved in a successful wrongful death personal injury case.

Invisalign Aligners – Clear Invisible Braces

Invisalign Aligners – Clear Invisible Braces

Invisalign has been used to treat thousands of patients using clear, removable aligners. These aligners apply pressure to teeth and gradually move them into position, which is similar to the way traditional metal braces work. However, they do this without brackets or wires and allow patients more versatility with their diets and lifestyles. The cost of Invisalign can vary significantly according to your needs, the complexity of your case, and other factors.clear braces - invisalign

Everything is planned in detail before you begin your treatment. During your evaluation, we will map out each planned movement and track them so that the aligners can be made. Each aligner is made to move specific teeth throughout the course of your treatment and builds on the progress of the previous aligners, so your teeth are constantly moving towards their final positions. Because you will change your aligners on your own every two weeks, chair time is often dramatically reduced. You will only need to visit our office about every six weeks.

If your dental insurance plan covers orthodontic treatment, it will likely cover the cost of Invisalign. Dental insurers have varying coverage rates for orthodontic treatment but could cover your treatment up to 50 percent. Health savings accounts or flexible spending accounts may also be used to cover all or part of the cost of treatment. These accounts use pre-tax dollars for qualified purchases, like Invisalign treatment. We also offer low and no-interest financing options that can make your Invisalign costs easier to fit into your budget.

The cost of Invisalign tends to be comparable to the cost of braces in cases of similar complexity, but only a skilled Invisalign dentist can provide you with an accurate estimate. At your consultation, we will thoroughly examine your teeth, gums, and bone structure, as well as take CT scans, x-rays, and impressions of your teeth in order to review and modify your treatment plan. Once your aligners are ready, you can get started on your journey towards a healthier, more attractive smile. Call us today to learn more about the cost of Invisalign or to schedule your appointment with our team.

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