When the season starts getting warm, the termites start to swarm! So what does that mean for homeowners? If homeowners spot fully grown winged adults (swarmers), then the damage may already be done. If the swarmers are found within the home, there may be an infestation in or around the house. Once termites swarm, they may cause structural damage to your home which can lead to serious issues.
Why is it that termites may arise unexpectedly and cause damage? Well, that may be because that they usually have nests underground where they thrive, usually in the wood of your home. Southern states are very likely to get termites. In Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and South Carolina, where we service, the chances are extremely high.
The National Pest Management Association has a short video explaining why is best to trust the professionals when it comes to keeping pests out of your home. It helps explain why pests can be bad for your home and family, the damage they can do, why it’s better than DIY options, and why more isn’t always better!
Northwest Exterminating founder L.A. Phillips in front of the old pump truck
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Northwest Exterminating is a family owned and operated exterminating company that was founded on the values of honesty, integrity and excellence. At present, these values still remain the core of Northwest Exterminating as they have grown from a family of two to a family of more than 300 team members and 18 service centers throughout Georgia and Tennessee that also service Alabama and South Carolina.
Green is more than just a word to them, it’s their mission. Creating healthier living and working environments for their customers is their first priority.
A Northwest Exterminating New Construction representative will meet with you and customize a pretreatment plan to meet your needs. We also continue this same great service once the home has been sold. We take care of pest control, termite control, wildlife, commercial, TAP, lawn care, mosquito, fire ant, and bed bug solutions for homes and businesses. Builders and homeowners alike can Trust the Mouse.
This Sunday, April 22, is Earth Day! As our customers and readers know, taking care of our environment is our mission and way of life at Northwest Exterminating. We are the leader in Green pest control and take pride in our services and ways that we GO GREEN as a company. We are constantly working to improve our green footprint over time. Some of our efforts include reducing our power consumption, minimizing our use of paper, applying technology to reduce fuel costs, and many other techniques that will make our environment a healthier environment for generations to come. We always keep in mind our 5 C’s: conserving, condensing, converting, controlling, and cutting.
Earth Day is a day to increase awareness and appreciation of our Earth and all it has to offer. Earth Day is celebrated in over 175 countries. We encourage you to participate in Earth Day this Sunday. Ways to participate:
Join in an Earth Day event (For events in Atlanta, or other parts of Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, and South Carolina visit the EPA’s Earth Day page)
Plant a tree
Help clean up public roads or parks from litter and other debris
Buy local, organic produce
Commit to making your home or business more Earth friendly
Ride your bike, carpool, or take mass transit instead of driving your car