termite damage to home

How often should you treat your home for termites?

There is a lot of information out there about termites. Is all of it true? What are the real facts? Our resident doctor of entomology and author of Ask the Bug Doc, Nancy Troyano, will help you sort through some of the misinformation out there in this edition of “Mythbusters”.

Termite Myth:

My home was treated for termites already; I don’t need to be worried.

Myth: Busted

According to the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), termites cause an estimated $5 billion in property damage each year. Termite damage is not typically covered by homeowners insurance. By the time you see signs of damage – it may be too late!

Termites are known as “silent destroyers” because of their ability to chew through drywall, wood, flooring, and even wallpaper undetected. Anything containing cellulose can be a target for these pests.

One treatment may not be enough to keep termites away, especially if the treatment is limited. Termites are small but have a big appetite and they are always looking for a food source. You don’t want their next meal to be your home.

Scheduling an annual termite inspection is an important step in protecting your home from termite damage. A trained pest professional will be able to spot signs of any termite activity and provide treatment. You can take a proactive approach to protect your home and choose one of several preventative treatment options available for ongoing protection.

Watch our video “Termite protection solutions” to learn more.

When it comes to protecting your home from termites, Western Exterminator knows that no two homes are alike. Our termite experts will work with you to develop a customized plan that’s right for your home and your family. Contact us today to find out more.

Nancy Troyano

Nancy Troyano, Training Manager / Entomologist at Rentokil North America, is responsible for leading and supporting the development and training of Rentokil technicians throughout North America. Nancy works closely with Technical Field Trainers and Line-of-Business Managers to develop and implement a comprehensive training program for new and existing technicians. Nancy joined Rentokil after receiving her PhD from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in 2009. Follow Nancy on Google+

1 Comment

  1. Cheryl

    We are seeing trails of tiny ants in the morning on our patio and poolside. How do we treat this?



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