At Canton Termite & Pest Control, get lots of questions about termites and termite control. If you are a responsible homeowner, you probably are careful to keep your home clean and in the best condition it can be in. But if you have not had a termite inspection in the last 5-7 years, then your home could be in danger of attracting a termite infestation.
Termites are one of the largest parts of my business simply because they cause so many problems to homeowners. Termites will burrow into wooden structures, eating out the inside and slowly waking the infrastructure of the home. These infesting termites are feeding on the cellulose within the wood.
Termites are not just specific to structures either, they also will burrow into any wood, no matter the size. I once owned a painting that I had to remove from it’s frame after I discovered that termites had been living in the frame for years without anyone realizing. While this is certainly an interesting story, it is not as funny when you find them in your home.
If you want to protect your home from termites, the best method you can use is to have a termite inspection every 5-7 years. This insures that you are up to date with your termite protection and that you do not have any infestations within your home.
At Canton Termite and Pest Control, we have been doing termite inspections for over 20 years. Our technicians are some of the best trained people for the job. We have dealt with termites in every setting so we know the best methods of protecting your home from termite infestation.
If you are worried you might have a termite infestation, look for signs such as pellets(AKA termite droppings) or you might see winged swarming termites coming out of a structure. Some termites also form mud tubes near to their infestation point which indicate where they are located. Unfortunately it can sometimes be hard to detect termite infestations early on, so it is best to get a professional opinion if possible.
Termites cause approximately $5 billion in damage every year. This is an enormous number and typically comes out of the pockets of every day homeowners. Termites work ceaselessly and can cause expensive damage in a relatively short period of time if undetected. The best way to prevent this is to have regular inspections to insure your home is safe from any termite threats.
If you have a problem with termites or any other pest…or simply a question…Call Canton Termite and Pest Control at 770-479-1598 and ask for me, Tim McWhirter, president. I’ll be happy to help you any way I can.
Here’s to helping YOU live PEST FREE!
PS. Don’t forget to ask about our FREE 58 Point Pest Analysis of your home or office!
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