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Posted on Apr 1, 2014

The world’s termites are typically divided up into categories.  The ones that live in and around fort Smith, Arkansas, are frequently classified as subterranean termites.  According to the University of Arkansas’ Division of Agriculture; stats show it is not uncommon for Americans to spend more than 3 billion a year on addressing subterranean termite problems.


Why are subterranean termites such a problem for fort Smith, Arkansas, residents? Fort starters, adult females may produce thousands of offspring each year.  Each batch generally hatches within two weeks. By the second two weeks of live, those offspring are already poised to do some serious damage to a wooden structure.


Spring is generally when the subterranean termites in Fort Smith begin to swarm, mate and take up residence in area homes and businesses.  So between no and the end of May, it’s an excellent time to keep one’s eyes peeled for signs of subterranean termite activity.  We would also recommend keeping our Fort Smith extermination company’s phone number on speed dial.  Signs to look for include; discarded wings, swarms of insects, damaged wood and mud shelter tubes


Depending on the situation, our Fort Smith exterminators may take a multitude of steps to rid an Arkansas home or business of these wood destroying creatures.  The list of those extermination measures may include, but is not restrained to setting up physical barriers (e.g. stainless steel screening), treating the soil with insecticides, utilizing special baits and removing items that the pests need to survive.  Items that tend to attract subterranean termites to a Fort Smith property are overgrown vegetation, wood mulch, wet soil, wet wood and warm temperatures.  That’s why termite activity in Fort Smith tend to be words at certain times of the year.


To learn more about getting rid of subterranean termites in Fort Smith Arkansas home, please contact us at (479)783-1822.  Our Fort Smith exterminators are skilled at controlling termites as well as any other Arkansas common pests.  


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I retired in 2007 and Judy and I bought a home in the woods on the side of Rich Mountain. close to Mena. Extermco did the termite treatment for the home when it was built. I followed up by contacting extermco to continue with the termite protection and to start pest control. At that time the pest control tech. was Jim. However the first termite inspection I had with him, he was accompanied by Brad Whiteaker a termite tech. This was the first time I met Brad. I believe it was fall 2008. Jim retired and Brad became both our termite tech and pest control tech. We have found Brad to be very knowledgeable in the field. He is personable, conscientious and punctual even though I am not. A number of times I have scheduled for a service and then have forgotten for what ever reason. Brad never seems to let it bother him and congenially calls and reschedules the visit I missed. We have come to depend on him to let us know it is time again for our service. He gives that little extra both in his service and in looking out for us. I do believe you have an asset in this young man. I would not hesitate to recommend Brad’s service and Extermco to anyone. Thanks Brad! See you next month.


Richard and Judy, Mena, AR

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