What Termite Awareness Week Means to You
March 13, 2018
Termites are tenacious little critters that can do a tremendous amount of damage given their size. They love to eat wood, so if they find your home or business, the can and will eat right through the support beams, flooring, and any wooden structures.
Many people don’t realize that termites are found in almost all 50 states and that any type of home or business can be at risk for termite damage. Therefore, the National Pest Management Association created Termite Awareness Week, March 11 – 17, 2018, to help make more people aware of the issues that termites can cause. The Professional Pest Management Alliance is encouraging all pest control companies to join to promote #termiteweek together. Arrow Pest Control is joining in and sharing a few facts about the damage termites can cause.
There are several species of termites, but the most pervasive is the subterranean termite that lives in the ground around your home. They like to nest in wet areas such as rotted wood and decaying leaves. Ridding yard debris and woodpiles from around your home can help prevent nesting termites. You also want to keep your basement, attic, and crawl spaces free of moisture so your wood doesn’t get wet. Termites prefer damp wood to feed on. Termites can eat so much wood that they can actually damage the structural integrity of your home.
Just like in your home, termites can do tremendous damage to your business. The same damages that termites can cause to residential homes can be done to commercial buildings as well. Afterall, termites cannot tell a tree, from a home, from a business. At the end of the day, termites are really just looking for a meal.
Termites are an invasive insect that is hard to fully eradicate from your home. It is to the advantage of both home and business owners to take a proactive approach when it comes to these destructive pests. If you can stop termites from entering your home in the first place, you can stop the damage before it starts. The professionals at Arrow Pest Control have developed a termite control program that can stop termites before they become a problem. To help in protecting New Jersey homes, we offer Termidor, America’s #1 termite defense product, with this product in place, you will never have to worry about termites and the damage they can cause again. Learn more about the termite treatment options we have available and start protecting your greatest investment today.