Tag: Termite Inspection
Spring Cleaning & Spring Pest-Proofing Go Hand-in-Hand
While spring cleaning is a great time for homeowners to de-clutter and spruce up the home, this seasonal tradition is a doubly beneficial time to tidy up in order to prevent undesirable, springtime pests such as ants, termites, mice, and fruit flies. To help the public maintain pest-free homes this spring, the National Pest Management…Read More
What is termite season?
While termites can cause damage or infest a home at any time of the year, they have specific swarming seasons when the odds of an infestation are higher. Most subterranean termite species will swarm in the spring and early summer months, particularly on days with warm weather after a rainfall. Drywood termites on the other…Read More
The Top Termite Species Found in The U.S.
Nobody wants to find out that their house or place of work is infested by termites. While we would all like to prevent all possibilities of an infestation, we must acknowledge that prevention starts with awareness. Termite infestations can be pretty varying in terms of the type of termite, the extent of damage, and eventually,…Read More
Why Does The United States Contain An Unusually High Number Of Invasive Termites?
Within the last century, six non-native termites have established an invasive presence within the state of Florida. This makes the state of Florida home to the greatest number of invasive termites when compared to all other US states, followed closely by Hawaii with five invasive termite species established. The manner in which these non-native termites…Read More
Don’t Let Termites in Trees Stump You
Hurricane Zeta blew into the South earlier this month, shredding homes and businesses with powerful winds and leaving about two million electricity customers without power. More than 200 downed trees were reported to the 911 call center in New Orleans from the hurricane, and many of those trees fell because they were termite infested and…Read More
Why Extremely Destructive “Super Termite” Hybrids May Soon Become Established In Georgia
Georgia is home to a relatively high number of both subterranean and drywood termite species that are known pests of woodwork. The most common and destructive termite pest species in Georgia is the native eastern subterranean termite (Reticulitermes flavipes), followed by the dark southern subterranean termite (R. virginicus), and the light southern subterranean termite (R.…Read More
Why Are Termite Infestations Usually Found Around The Foundation Of Homes?
It is often said that termites eat wood, and while this is true, it does not mean that all sources of seasoned wood are vulnerable to termite damage. Most of the 3,000 termite species that have been documented worldwide consume cellulose from slowly decaying forms of fibrous plant matter, which is mostly wood. However, some…Read More
Which Termite Pest Species Are Responsible For The Majority Of Termite Infestations In Georgia Homes
Termites are the most destructive, and therefore, the most economically costly pests of homes and buildings in the US. Around 3,000 termite species have been documented worldwide, and each species belongs to one of three groups. These three groups are known as subterranean, drywood and dampwood termites, and several species of each are known for…Read More
As Many As One In Five Homes In Georgia Will Be Attacked By Termites
Georgia is home to several termite pest species including the highly destructive Formosan subterranean termite. Luckily, the invasive Formosan subterranean termite species is not nearly as abundant within Georgia as it is within nearby Gulf Coast states, particularly within Louisiana and Florida; instead, it is the native eastern subterranean termite that causes the greatest amount…Read More
How To Easily Determine If A Home’s Crawl Space Foundation Invites Subterranean Termites
Crawl space homes are abundant in Georgia, and they remain popular for a variety of reasons. Crawl space homes allow plumbing and other utilities to be accessed with relative ease, and they can be inspected more thoroughly than basement and concrete slab homes. However, crawl space foundations trap moisture, and this is especially true in…Read More