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Homeowners Insurance Doesn’t Cover Termite Damage

Homeowners Insurance Doesn’t Cover Termite Damage– Are You Protected? A typical homeowners insurance policy generally doesn’t include coverage for termite damage. Most likely you’re not protected. Are You Protected From Termites? Termites will travel over a football field looking for food. Termites have been in the forest for thousands of years before you built your house. The trees in this forest have been around for a long time and the cycle of life with termites recycling the wood is a constant thing. You have roots under the ground everywhere and populations of termite colonies eating those roots. That’s why it’s really important that you set up a barrier around your… Read More

Tips for Identifying and Eliminating Termites

House termites

A termite is a small, wood-eating insect that secretly causes damage to wood constructed homes. According to reports from the United States Department of Agriculture, the U.S. spends approximately $5 billion each year on controlling and preventing their destructive habits. With upwards of 600,000 U.S. homes damaged by termites annually, pest control companies have their hands full staying ahead of the tiny critters. Alaska is the only state that doesn’t have termites so unless you plan on moving to the cold state, you need to be aware of the signs of termite damage. A small termite colony starts slow and only has about 10,000 members, but if they’re left alone… Read More

Pest Control Information- Weekly Links

Yellow Jacket

Pest Control Information- Weekly Links First Aid Treatment for Yellow Jacket Stings You’ve been stung by a yellowjacket… Now what? Here’s a step by step first aid guide to treat these painful stings. More… What Do Gopher Tunnels Look Like Underground? Here is a fascinating look at what gopher tunnels look like under the soil. The burrow system can cover an area of 200 to 2,000 square feet. More… 5 Most Common Las Vegas Pests Las Vegas is home to some serious pests (and no, we’re not talking about the smut peddlers on the Strip). Here are the top five pests found in the Las Vegas area. More… How Termites… Read More

Steps Involved In A Termite Inspection

Wood Destroying Pest Inspection Document

Termites are one of the worst nightmares for any homeowner. When they infest, they colonize very rapidly; munching on the wood that’s in their way. While termites are notorious for eating wood, damaging the home, they are also very harmful to the health of the residents inside. Millions of dollars are spent on termite treatments and prevention. Before you spend too much on termite extermination, get your home inspected. It’s imperative to know the current status of any termite infestation. Knowing the category of the termite investigation will save additional damage that can be caused by the termites. Although most termites are subterranean insects, meaning they are generally underground, there… Read More

Pre-Construction Treatment May Save You from a Troubling Termite Inspection Down the Road

Soldier termite

Periodic termite inspections are an important responsibility of a homeowner. However, the sensible thing to do is ward off termite damage before it happens instead of waiting until you’re left with crumbling walls and furniture. Some building codes may require pretreatment to aid in the prevention of the wood-eating insects during the construction process of new homes, and if they don’t, it should definitely be something you consider looking into. The future of your home may depend on the protection that’s placed around it from the very beginning. As your foundation is being laid, it is probably a good idea to be aware of the treatment methods used in the… Read More

5 For Friday: This Week’s Link Round-Up

Pest Control Links Round-Up

5 For Friday: This Week’s Link Round-Up   One Bald Face You Don’t Want at Your BBQ Bald Face Hornets are notorious for ruining summer barbeques, and such was the case at a neighborhood Memorial Day BBQ recently in Columbus, OH. Read all about it, and what can be done to prevent/remove these hornets and their paper nests. More.. Debunking Home Pest Control Myths Here are three common pest control misconceptions, debunked by a pest control professional. More… What Works & What Doesn’t When It Comes To Mosquito Pest Control Mosquito season is in full swing, and all of us are clamoring for the best mosquito control methods and products… Read More

Carpenter Ants Versus Termites: Tips For Identifying Winged Pests

Do you have a swarm of pests outside your home? Chances are, you are dealing with either termites or carpenter ants; both of these bugs swarm during spring, which is their mating season. It is important to figure out exactly which pest you have, however, because termites can be very destructive and require treatment from professionals. Luckily, there are ways that you can determine the difference between these two bugs. Examine Their Bodies Do your best to capture one of the bugs, and examine it closely. If the body does not appear to be segmented, you probably have a termite. If, however, you notice a distinct waist, it is more… Read More

$12 Million Pest Control

When most people have any type of pest control problem, they simple call the exterminator. When Elin Nordegren, former wife of golfer Tiger Woods, has a pest control problem, she demolishes her house. Nordegren decided to level her 17,000 square foot, beach front home in North Palm Beach, FL after it was discovered to be infested with termites and carpenter ants.  Aside from that, the home is not up to Florida’s hurricane code.  Her home builder advised her it would be easier to level the house and start from scratch. Before the take-down, Habitat For Humanity was allowed to take as many cabinets, hardware and fixtures as possible before the… Read More

Termites Eat $6,000 in buried cash!

 Being a thief just doesn’t pay. A theif decided to bury his stolen treasure. And it just so happened that a hungry termite colony found the stash. Ultimately termites ate up more than Rs 3 lakh of the Rs 5 lakh in Rs 500 currency notes he had hidden under the ground, which equates to about $6,000 to $10,000 in U.S currency. (currency translation per Jey Pandian) It’s funny most people only think of termite’s costing money due to structural damage.  They eat up more money in the US than all other natural disaster’s combined. But in this case, they literally ate the money. Green bucks are still made from trees,… Read More

Moisture = Termites

From the monsoons of Arizona to Gustav in Louisiana there is rain a pouring in the southern portion of the United States.  Subterranean termites love moisture and often times become more active because of it.  You can either perform an investigation utilizing the tips I am going to give you about identifying termite infestations or you can contact Bulwark Exterminating for a free termite inspection. (1-800-445-9313) How to identify Termites A temporary swarm of winged insects in your home or from the soil around your home.  The opening in the mound is generally very large.  They will often times be crawling very fast along the grounds too.  The insects are… Read More