T A Roberts - Professional Pest Control

Servicing Counties of Berrien & Cass MI and La Porte, St. Joseph & Elkhart IN

Pest Control

YOU BOUGHT A HOUSE TO CALL A HOME, NOT TO FEED TERMITES AND OTHER PESTS

 

 

T.A. ROBERTS CAN RELIEVE YOUR CONCERNS AND ELIMINATE YOUR HOME'S PESTS


WHY T.A. ROBERTS?

  • Our pest control technicians average 17 years experience - most of it with this firm.
  • Our technicians participate in continuing education, achieving the highest level of state certification - Indiana and Michigan
  • We use modern techniques and materials, designed for use around homes and families, pets and plants like yours.
  • We exterminate termites! We're not controlling termites or managing termites. If things go as planned, as soon as two weeks. T.A ROBERTS IN - TERMITES OUT! ALL pest work guaranteed.

 

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CAN I DO THIS MYSELF?

Some products are available for various types of treatment. However, if you do it right, and your time is of any value, it is even money. And the store product doesn't guarantee anything.

Your home is likely your biggest investment. Termites work full time, eliminating them is our full time job.

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TECHNICIAN REQUIREMENTS

Termite and pest elimination is a site-specific process that requires technicians that:

  • have experience and training to recognize termite and pest activity
  • have knowledge of termite and pest behavior, construction practices, conditions conductive to termites and pests (like soil types, moisture, and drainage patterns) identifying your home's vulnerable spots
  • have specialized tools and techniques to treat your home with minimal disruption to your activities
  • use products available to only licensed professionals

 

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TREATMENT TYPES

Treatment matches your home's construction
 

 

Trench and treat outside
Trenching and rodding around the perimeter of your home is the first step

 

Hollow block and brick foundation voids
Termites will take advantage of foundation voids unless they are treated, ideally with foam.

Deep soil rodding
To ensure termites won't enter through the basement, deep soil rodding is done from the outside against stone or block foundation walls.

 

Double foundation walls
Double foundation walls feature numerous voids to treat with both liquid and foam.

 

 

 

 

Crawl space treatment
If accessible, trenching and treating in a crawl space is necessary.

 

 

 

 

Foaming chimney voids
Chimney voids also call for foam in order to treat the areas liquids can't reach.

 

 

 

 

Pipes and piers
Trenching is important around the pipes ad piers in your crawl space.

 

 

 

 

Foam or liquid application to the stoop
Foam or liquid is ideal for treating the soil beneath the stoop.

 

 

 

 

Wall void
A dry form can be used to teat a wall void without damaging or staining the wall.

 

 

Short rod under slabs
Another method to treat under slabs is to horizontally drill through the foundation wall and short rod into the soil.

 

 

 

 

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PEST ELIMINATION AT THE SOURCE

T.A Roberts will eliminate termites and other pests at the source.

Termites play a vital role in nature, recycling dead, decaying trees. But they can't tell the difference between a dead tree and the lumber in your home.

Termites tunnel from their home in soil in a constant search for food and water. If they come across your home's foundation while foraging, they'll follow any cracks or crevices and plumbing lines into your home. They may enter through wood in direct contact with soil or by building pencil-sized mud tunnels from ground level to where the house's wood frame begins.

Termites can also enter your home through expansion joints in the foundation and utility and plumbing openings. They only need a opening 1⁄32 inch wide to squeeze into your home.


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ARE THESE TERMITES? OR FLYING ANTS?

Termite swarmers look a lot like flying ants. In fact, homeowners often mistake flying ants for termite swarmers and become alarmed. But look closely and you'll see several differences.

 


 

 

Termites

  • Straight antennae
  • Two pairs of wings of the same size and shape
  • Broad waists
  • Short legs

 


Flying ants:

  • Elbowed antennae
  • Two pairs of wings, with rear wings smaller than front wings
  • Narrow or pinched waist
  • Long legs

 


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