Be Ready to Combat Termites this Spring Season
Arrow Exterminators urges consumers to protect their homes for
the new season to avoid spending thousands of dollars on
Atlanta, GA - The arrival of spring and warmer temperatures
brings the return of termites in and around homes across the
country-and homeowners must get prepared. According to termite
experts from pest control leader Arrow Exterminators, this is
especially a concern in regions where temperatures heat up faster.
Due to weather patterns, Arrow customers have begun to report
increases in termite activity during this time of the year. The
termite experts at Arrow use a multifaceted monitoring and bating
system to find and combat these hungry little pests.
"Consumers should not overlook termites," said Cindy Mannes,
Arrow company spokesperson. "Termites are known to cause over $5
billion dollars in damage each year -damage that is not typically
covered by homeowners' insurance, so it is key for consumers,
especially during this uncertain economy, to take action and
protect one of their most important investments, their home, from
QualityPro Certified experts at Arrow Exterminators propose
several tips to avoid termite infestations:
- As most termites are attracted to moisture, avoid water
accumulation near your home's foundation. Divert water away with
properly functioning downspouts, gutters and splash blocks.
- Quickly repair house damage from a leaky roof or window as
termites can thrive in this moisture.
- Never bury wood scraps or waste lumber in the yard, especially
near the building. Remove old tree stumps and roots around and
beneath the building.
- Most importantly, eliminate any wood contact with the soil.
Maintaining a 1-inch gap between the soil and wood portions of the
building is ideal.
- Consider working with professionals who offer the specialized
skills necessary to rid a home of termite infestation: knowledge of
building construction, an ability to identify termite species and
the knowledge of applicable methods of termite control.
Recognizing the destruction termites can cause, it is important
to be aware of infestation warning signs:
- Swarming of winged insects in the fall and spring - termites
can easily be confused with flying ants.
- Evidence of mud tunneling in, over and under wood
- Wooden structures exhibit darkening or blistering.
- Damaged wood becomes extremely thin and can be easily punctured
by a knife or a screwdriver.
Consumers interested in protecting their homes from termites
this spring can contact Arrow Exterminators for a free whole home
evaluation featuring the STEPS™ Total Protection
System, a straightforward, three-step process that includes
inspection to pinpoint pest issues; identify not only the pest, but
the true cause of the problem; and treat in the most
environmentally responsible way to alleviate current issues and
help prevent any future recurrence. Contact Arrow at