It seems like there’s a day, week, or month to celebrate everything. It’s no different in the pest control world. One week in March has been dedicated as Termite Awareness Week. While it might not seem like something to celebrate, Termite Awareness Week is actually quite important. Termites cause billions of dollars in damage to U.S. homes every year, so it’s vital that homeowners be educated about termites in order to avoid the damage they cause.
Why Lewisville Residents Turn to Adams for Termite Protection
Sometimes pest control can be done on your own. For instance, finding a house spider every once in a while isn’t a big cause for alarm. However, termites are not one of the pests you can control through DIY methods.
Termites live almost their entire lives in hiding. They either live underground or within the walls of your wooden structures. Typically the only ones that ever come out of hiding are the swarmers, and those only appear once or twice a year to mate. That means you have very little chance of seeing termites with your own eyes.
The damage they cause is also hard to detect
until it becomes extensive. Even knowing the signs to look for, such as small holes in wood beams or the sawdust-like frass they kick out of these holes, can be tough to spot, especially if the wood they’re chewing on is in a place you can’t see, such as within your walls.
So what’s a homeowner to do? If you can’t see the termites and you probably won’t see the signs they leave behind, how are you supposed to protect your home? If you’re a Lewisville resident, turn to Adams Exterminating Company for termite inspections and year-round termite protection.
Adams has been in business for over 70 years helping Lewisville residents keep their homes termite-free. We offer termite inspections performed by trained professionals who know where to look and what to look for. You can rest assured that signs that might be missed by a homeowner will not be overlooked by our technicians.
We also offer year-round termite protection through the use of the Sentricon System with Always Active. This eco-friendly system employs baiting stations that are proven to entice termites more than the wood in your home. Once consumed, the bait is shared with the rest of the colony, eliminating all of the termites there.