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  • Writer's pictureJonathan Stoddard

Termite Awareness Week

South Daytona, Fl. 32119 (March 14, 2018) — SUBTERRANEAN TERMITES and DRYWOOD TERMITES are a detrimental indirect threat to homes, even more so than tornadoes, lightning, fires and hurricanes combined. It is estimated that for every human on earth, there may be 1,000 pounds of termites! These are just a couple of minor reasons to have your property protected from SUBTERRANEAN TERMITE, DRYWOOD TERMITES and the damage they cause. For years, Imperial Pest Prevention has employed the most technological advanced Subterranean and Drywood treatments. Imperial Pest Prevention is working to spread awareness about these silent destroyers during Termite Awareness Week, March 11-17, by educating consumers about the dangers of termites and providing tips to help prevent infestations.

Imperial Pest Prevention wants to stress the importance of being proactive vs. reactive when dealing with the "little home munchers". Many homeowners may have an inspection and think that they are termite free. Most of the homeowners do not realize that the inspection is only a surface inspection of what is visible for the termite inspector to see and that a termite treatment is the only line of defense to help protect your home 24hrs a day 365 days a year.

For the next section we are going to refer to the National Pest Management Associations tips to help prevent termite activity in your valued home. Remember, termites are usually occur secondary from moisture/ water problems. Mention this BLOG post to receive $75.00 off of your termite treatment with Imperial Pest Prevention.

Here are NPMA’s top 10 termite prevention tips:

  1. Eliminate or reduce moisture in and around the home, which termites need to thrive

  2. Repair leaking faucets, water pipes and exterior AC units

  3. Repair fascia, soffits and rotted roof shingles

  4. Replace weather stripping and loose mortar around basement foundation and windows

  5. Divert water away from the house through properly functioning downspouts, gutters and splash blocks

  6. Routinely inspect the foundation of a home for signs of mud tubes or wood that sounds hollow when tapped

  7. Monitor all exterior areas of wood, including windows, door frames and skirting boards for any noticeable changes

  8. Maintain an 18-inch gap between soil and any wood portions of your home

  9. Store firewood at least 20 feet away from the house

  10. Consider scheduling a professional inspection annually, and if buying a home, don’t bypass the wood destroying organism inspection

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