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What You Need to Know about Termite Awareness Week

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It is so important for people to know all of the dangers that termites cause. The more people know about termites, the better they can protect their homes and structures from the costly damages that they can cause. That’s why every year in March there is a week dedicated to spreading more information regarding these dangerous pests. This year Termite Awareness Week is the during the week of March 11-17, 2018.

Now that we are at the tail end of winter, spring is right around the corner, and that usually means termites will begin to swarm soon. The reproductives will leave their current colonies and go build new nests to breed in. Be aware, now is the time to act and take some precautionary measures around your home and property to prevent these damaging pests from taking over.

You should know that termites are one of the hardest pests to prevent because they stay hidden inside wood. They also cause more costly damage than any other insect pest. They go between their colonies and the wood through mud tubes or tunnels and will eat all of the wood they can. Although termites do not cause any harm to humans directly, they can do major damage to homes and structures, and will literally eat your home from the inside out.

Your best course of action would be to call on a professional pest control company that is experienced in termite control before you see any signs of a termite activity. However, if you do see signs, you need to call a termite control specialist right away.

Here are some indications that can help you determine if you have a termite infestation:

  • The appearance of water damage

  • Buckling of wood

  • Swollen floors and ceilings

  • Mold or mildew odor

  • Wood mazes in furniture

  • Mud tubs or tunnels

  • Small exit holes with sawdust like feces below

At Aiken Pest Control in the Midlands of South Carolina and the Central Savannah River area, we take termite control very seriously. We are effective in getting rid of every single termite that is feeding on the wood in your home or on your property. Not only that, we will then make sure that no termite will re-infest your home and property through the use of the Sentricon® System with Always Active™. Call us at Aiken Pest Control for more information about termites in your area.

 

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