• Jon Stoddard

2020 Termite Awareness Week | Imperial Pest Prevention

Termite Workers

Termites, the name that flys under many people's radar and not thought about that much. To others, however, it is an unforgettable name. Those who have first hand experienced termites will never underestimate the power of such a small insect.

Termites cause billions of dollars a year in damage to property owners. Because of this, and there hidden destroying nature, the pest control and termite treatment industry created awareness for those who have been so lucky to this point to never have had termites invade their home. So at this point, I suppose you are wanting to ask the big question?

What are Termites?

Well, that is an excellent question. For this section, I am going to attach a paragraph from a subpage of our main website simply because it is extremely to the point and simple to understand. With that being said, A termite is in the family of wood-destroying insects that feed on wood, paper products, or any type of cellulose material. Here in Florida we typically find three different types of termites which are Subterranean Termites, Drywood Termites, and Damp Wood Termites. Termites cause billions of

Subterranean Termite Damage

dollars in damage to businesses and homes yearly.  Termites pose a huge threat to homeowners, more so than tornadoes, lightning, fires, and hurricanes combined. It is estimated that for every human on earth, there may be 1,000 pounds of termites! These are just a couple of minor reasons to have your property protected from subterranean termite, Drywood termites and the damage they cause. For years, Imperial Pest Prevention has employed the most technologically advanced Subterranean and Drywood termite treatment techniques while offering the highest quality service and competitive pricing in the pest control industry. Click this video from our Imperial Pest Prevention YouTube page for information on How to Recognize a Termite Infestation.

Tips To Prevent Termites in Your Home

For the next section, we are going to refer to the National Pest Management Associations tips to help prevent termite activity in your valued home. Remember, termites usually occur secondarily from moisture/ water problems. Mention this BLOG post to receive $75.00 off of your termite treatment with Imperial Pest Prevention.

Here are NPMA’s top 10 termite prevention tips:

1). Eliminate or reduce moisture in and around the home, which termites need to thrive

2. Repair leaking faucets, water pipes, and exterior AC units

3. Repair fascia, soffits, and rotted roof shingles

4. Replace weather-stripping and loose mortar around basement foundation and windows

5. Divert water away from the house through properly functioning downspouts, gutters and splash blocks

6. Routinely inspect the foundation of a home for signs of mud tubes or wood that sounds hollow when tapped

7. Monitor all exterior areas of wood, including windows, door frames and skirting boards for any noticeable changes

8. Maintain an 18-inch gap between soil and any wood portions of your home

Store firewood at least 20 feet away from the house

10. Consider scheduling a professional inspection annually, and if buying a home, don’t bypass the wood destroying organism inspection

For Those Who Have Termites

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Call Imperial Pest Prevention. An Imperial Pest Prevention professional will perform a thorough termite inspection of your property and compose an ideal Termite treatment strategy that will be both accurate and effective. A written termite proposal will be presented, detailing the inspection results and treatment options. Your Imperial Pest Prevention associate will be more than happy to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with termites or termite treatments in general and recommended the appropriate treatment.

Regardless if you concur Drywood Termites or Subterranean Termites, you are covered. We also handle Powder Post Beetles, Old House Borers, Wood Decaying Fungus, and Spot treatments, there is no job too big or small. Protect your investment today!

Don't hesitate to contact us to set up a Termite WDO inspection or Termite treatment for your property. We offer termite inspections and consultations. Call today for a service consultant to evaluate your property at no charge. Our full range pest control services will ensure your investment is protected (386) 956-9506.

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