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Don't wait until it's to late with termites!

Posted on Apr 2, 2013

Benjamin Franklin once famously observed that the only two things guaranteed in life are death and taxes. Well, Mr. Franklin's house must not have had any wood in it, or he would have known that termites are also a guaranteed reality. If you live in a home which is made partially or entirely out of wood, it is really only a matter of time before some form of wood destroying insect finds its way in and starts making a meal out of your residence.


Many homeowners wait to take care of wood destroying insects until it is too late. Prompted either by damage to their home, or by a desire to sell, they will call an inspector to look at their residence and discover that they have a problem. Depending how bad the infestation is, treatment can be very expensive, and in some cases may even require major renovations. A mature subterranean. termite colony will eat between 17 and 18 board feet per year, depending on the species. What this means for the homeowner is that a single year of termite infestation can cause serious harm, and expensive repairs, to your home.


So when is the best time to treat for termites? Experts agree that the earlier you treat, the better. And the earliest and best time to treat is before termites even show up. Treating your property before there is any evidence of termites creates a strong barrier to protect your largest investment. If you are planning on building a new structure, we strongly advise that you pre-treat the soil before pouring the foundation.


For great termite treatment in the Fort Smith area, contact us, and let us create the perfect custom treatment plan for you. Whether you already have some wood destroying insects present, or you're doing the smart thing and taking advance precautions, we will work with you to make sure that your home or building is completely termite free.


Now thru May you can get $101 dollars off a termite treatment from Extermco!

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