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Are You Ready For Termite Awareness Week?

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OK, so this is not a national holiday or anything like that, but you could learn a lot about termites and that could save you from the costly damages they inflict upon your home. It’s all about educating people about termites, the damage they cause, signs of an infestation, and what to do about it. Officially, Termite Awareness Week is March 11-17, 2018, and occurs annually. It is a week recognized by professional pest alliances and pest management companies alike to educate homeowners about the dangers of termites and the best way to protect their homes from costly damages. In order to start things off, let’s take a look at some termite facts.

Termites live in colonies outdoors underground, but when there is no food available nearby, they slip into cracks in foundations and exterior walls to forage for it. Termites eat wood, that’s a fact, and that causes a lot of internal damage to wood products like structural beams, walls, floors, ceilings, furniture, and other personal items. The damage inside your home is especially dangerous because it happens inside the wood and goes unnoticed for long periods of time. Beams can start to buckle, floors will sag, walls will warp, and ceilings will cave in, causing homeowners a lot of costly damage that has to be repaired.

Part of Termite Awareness Week includes the recommendation to get a termite inspection done since termites work 24 hours a day, but usually remain hidden inside walls, silently destroying wood in your home. Each year termites cause around $5 billion dollars in property damage in the United States alone. So, it’s reasonable to get an inspection to be sure your home is not infested. You can also prevent termites by contacting a professional pest management company in your area to protect your investment before it’s too late.

There are ways you can help prevent termites by:

  • Diverting water away from your home with fully flowing gutters
  • Reducing humidity with proper ventilation
  • Trimming back vegetation from vents
  • Removing junk and woodpiles from around your home
  • Inspect your home regularly for signs of termite damages
  • Seal up all cracks in your foundation and exterior walls

For the best protection, you need to call on the professionals at Adams Exterminating Company, serving the North Texas area. We offer effective termite solutions to eliminate the potential damage that termites could cause. Our licensed technicians will first inspect the exterior of your home for suspicious termite activity, and if necessary complete an interior inspection as well. Next, we create a termite treatment plan customized for your specific situation to treat areas of termite activity and set up Sentricon® System with Always Active™ bait stations to completely eradicate all termites and colonies. Your termite problems can be solved by calling Adams Exterminating Company today!

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