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Termites Strike When Warm Weather Approaches

Posted on Apr 11, 2013


The first full week of spring is Termite Awareness Week as recognized by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). The winter accross the United States has been relatively mild, save a few Noreasters.  Because of the warmth of the winter and the lack of hard freezes, termites can become a great nuisance when spring gets into full swing.  These tiny pests can literally eat you out of house and home.  It is imperative to be proactive about this bug. Extermco urges home and business owners to complete inspections of their properties for this pest.

 

These "silent destroyers" can eat through wood, flooring, and wallpaper quicker than you might suspect.  Termites only need an opening 1/64th of an inch wide to enter a structure, which is about the width of a single strand of hair.   They are generally most active in the morning when you are away from your home.  Complete structural damage worth thousands of dollars can occur within only a couple of years. Our technicians at Extermco would like to remind homeowners to have their homes inspected yearly, and to start maintenance treatments as early as possible; especially if any of the below signs are present:     

 

  • Mud tubes on the exterior of the home
  • Soft wood in the home that sounds hollow when tapped
  • Darkening or blistering of wood
  • Cracked or bubbling paint and/or wallpaper
  • Small piles resembling sawdust near a termite nest
  • Discarded wings near doors or on windowsills

 

We know your home or place of business is very important to you.  Our technicians will take care to assist you in the identification and extermination, if needed, of this costly pest.  Save your financial investment and contact us today for your inspection.



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