Formosan Termites found in Columbus, GA Home

A Columbus family recently had some unwelcome guests in the form of Formosan termites.  Out of over 2,000 species of termites, Formosan termites or “Super Termites” are the most aggressive.  They are native to Asia and often make their way into the US through shipped wood.  Formosan termites gather in large colonies and can cause thousands of dollars of damage to a home.  Once a home is infested with Formosan termites, they can be difficult to control.  That is why termite prevention is key!

In this particular case, a family member noticed “flying insects” and called Northwest Exterminating to identify the pests as Formosan termites.  Northwest President, Steve Phillips, personally went out with the team to inspect the home.  The termites were found swarming in several areas of the home.  We installed a termite baiting system, The Sentricon System with Always Active, an effective and environmentally friendly option to eliminate and prevent termites.  Always Active offers continuous property protection from the termite colony – not just the individual termite.

We strongly suggested that this customer’s neighbors have their homes inspected for termites as well.  If a neighbor has termites, or some other pest or rodent infestation, they can easily make their way over to your home.  That is why termite protection is so important…prevention is key!  Preventing termites from ever getting into your home will ensure that you don’t get a termite infestation.  Call us or visit us online for a FREE termite inspection

Watch Steve Phillips and some of the Northwest Exterminating team on Columbus’ WRBL News 3.

5:27 mark


Watch this at WRBL

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  1. Mike Moon says:

    Steve Phillips,

    I have been a customer for 12 years and I have been very happy
    to say your technician Ben Ginther has always done a great job. A
    lot of times we take the exterminator, yard man, garbage pick up etc.
    for granite. Today we had a emergency of having a break out of large
    Cock Roaches. Ben came out today between our normal service dates

    to take care of our needs. Ben had brought Kim with him ,whose is a
    detailed expert on pest. My wife and I were very impressed the knowledge
    and prompt service they gave. Ben was very eager to get under ourit
    master tub to treat for activity of pest. I just wanted to let you know

    • First and foremost, thank you for being part of the Northwest family. Thank you so much for letting us know about your recent experience. Ben and Kim are both great assets to our team!! We will make sure to pass this along to Ben, Kim, and Steve! Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you!

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