Fight Back Against Termites!

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exterminatorSpring cleaning is here and that means it’s time to put on some music, throw on those rubber gloves, and clean away!

Despite the fact that cleaning is involved with spring cleaning, it’s actually a lot of fun. At least compared to all the other times you have spent cleaning. But if you don’t do a thorough enough job, checking for other potential dangers, you will not be having so much fun.

Along with some of the simpler spring cleaning tasks: cleaning windows, vacuuming, washing curtains, etc… it’s extremely important to check for those disgusting little critters known as termites.

If you discover termite damage in your home and it’s too late to completely prevent the damage from happening, it will cost on average about $3,000 to repair the damage.

Termites are such a nuisance and cause millions of American’s problems. Every year in the United States, termites ruin approximately 600,000 homes. The money that these pests waste in damage and structural repair is even worse. Each year, termites cause an estimated $30 billion in damage to man-made structures and crops.

Again, they are a nuisance.

There are a few things you can do to prevent these pests from completely damaging your home:

  1. Routinely Inspect Property — Periodically checking around your home and your outside property for these insects can give you an advantage when trying to prevent them. By waiting until it’s too late, the damage that has already been done is too significant for an easy fix. By checking for termites more often, you will be able to prevent major damages.
  2. Keep Wood Away From Your Home — Termites eat wood and they will start their plan of attack in your backyard. First your trees, then your spare logs and furniture, and then your home. Keeping those wooden logs a solid distance away will help slow their process down and give you another advantage in prevention.
  3. Call an Exterminator — A professional exterminator who has plenty of pest control experience will be able to help handle any insect situation you have on your property. Whether you’re just trying to prevent a termite attack or it’s too late and they have already infested your home, professionals can help.

If you need a Tallahassee exterminator or want to find out more information, call us today!

Termite Damage: Affecting Our Homes and Our Businesses

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termite damage“We’ll all grieve over it,” said Wayne Wood, founder of Riverside Avondale Preservation, referring to the decision to demolish the Women’s Club at the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens.

The reason for the demolition? Termites.

Every year in the U.S., termite damage causes around $30 billion in damage to man-made structures. The loss of a recent $7 million investment into the Cummer Museum Women’s Club is no exception.

The termite infestation was discovered eight months ago in the Cummer Museum and solutions were sought the entire time. After failing to come up with feasible options, the decision had to be made. The museum — after being established in 1961 — could not be saved and the Women’s Club must be demolished.

According to The Florida Times Union, Cummer board chairman Ryan Schwartz did everything he could to handle the issue and minimize the termite damage, but nothing could be done.

“After working for months with pest control professionals, engineers and architects, as well as well-regarded scientists and entomologists,” Schwartz stated, “we have concluded that the millions of dollars and exhaustive and unprecedented efforts it would take to eradicate the termites, with no guarantee of success, is neither feasible nor prudent for a nonprofit organization where financial sustainability is a core objective for our business.”

The Cummer board recently voted unanimously to raise more money to begin working on a design for a new Women’s Club building.

Although termite damage can have extreme costly effects on large organizations, the residential effects can be just as stressful.

Every year, termites hide in backyards, decks, and logs, and damage approximately 600,000 homes in the United States. The damage caused by these pests results in an estimated loss of $5 billion annually.

Working with professional exterminators who are experienced in pest control can help prevent major damage to your home or property. It’s important to be proactive when it comes to pest control. Taking steps to prevent these damages before they happen can save you from an extremely stressful and expensive few weeks.

If you’re in the area and need quality termite care, contact us today for the best termite control Tallahassee has to offer!

Dixon Pest Services, Inc.1706 Capital Circle NE
Tallahassee, FL 32308