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Spring is the Perfect Time for Termite Inspections in Knoxville

What makes termites such a threat? It’s the nature of the beast, so to speak. Silently and unseen, termites burrow underground and make a path straight for your home where they can enjoy wood, moisture, and warmth. You probably will not see them or hear them, and you won’t realize they are in your home until you see a buckling wall, bulging floor, or dipping ceilings. There are a few subtle signs that they leave such as mud tubes around the outside of your foundation or in your basement, you may also see the discarded wings they leave behind after mating, but even these often go unnoticed by the untrained eye until support beams are weakened and damages become noticeable.

Understanding a little about termites is an important first step in preventing their damage. Subterranean termites are highly social and live in colonies beneath the ground sometimes numbering in the hundreds of thousands. These termites use an intricate system of tunnels to run from their colony to places where they can find wood to eat, especially wood that is decaying or water damaged. Once they gain access to your home, they will eat anything that contains cellulose and is fibrous. They can get into your floors, walls, ceilings, and into the support structures of your home.

While termites are a problem all year long, colonies are expanding and creating new colonies in the spring. In fact, this is when you are most likely to see the reproductive caste swarming to find and establish new colonies which is why it is so important to get an inspection in the springtime if you live in Knoxville. Inspections are truly the only sure way to stop an infestation and the damages that come with it.

When you call and schedule your free termite inspection with Active Pest Control, it’s quick, easy, and thorough. The Active Pest Control professionals can identify an infestation, safely eradicate any existing termite colonies, and advise you on how to protect your home from termites in the future. In fact, our termite control experts are certified operators of the Sentricon® System with Always Active Pest Control™ which utilizes discreet, non-toxic, baiting stations that are strategically placed around your home and monitored by our experts. Once ingested, this bait disrupts the termite’s ability to absorb nutrition and their ability to reproduce. The termites will ingest this bait, take it back to the colony, and share it – even with the queen. Not only will any existing colonies be eliminated, but this system will remain in place to discourage any future foraging termites from choosing your property to invade.

Remember, termites are elusive. Often, you don’t even know they are eating away the support structure of your home until damage has become severe. Obtain the peace of mind that can only come from ‘knowing’ that termites have not invaded your home by contacting Active Pest Control and scheduling your termite inspection today.

Spring is the Perfect Time for Termite Inspections in Knoxville in Georgia

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