We may be preaching to the choir, but if you haven't heard, termites are bad in Georgia. Property owners in the Peach State spend $200-$300 million each year fighting these wood-eating insects, and paying for the damage they cause. If this were not enough, A 2013 survey named Atlanta the No. 1 most termite infested city in the United States in a list of most infested cities. That is why it is essential to have a certified termite inspection before you purchase a home, and why it is absolutely imperative to have ongoing termite service year round.
Here are a few more things you need to know about termites if you live in Georgia:
Georgia is home to the most destructive termites found in the United Stated: the subterranean termite. This termite species infest soil near a man-made property and build mud tubes on exterior and interior walls to travel in and out of the structure without being exposed to the drying effects of the sun.
Most termite species require moisture from the soil to survive and maintain their nests, but Formosan subterranean termites are able to infest a structure without needing access to soil and without building mud tubes. This makes them the most destructive of all subterranean species.
Termites never stop. They work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year consuming wood and growing their colony.
Termites in Georgia are able to destroy the support beams in a home, warping the structure and making it virtually unfixable.
Every single year, termite damage in the United States exceeds that of hurricanes, fires, tornadoes, and floods combined.
Okay. Termites in Georgia are bad. What do I need to do to protect my home or business from termite damages? We're glad you asked.
Protecting a home from termites is not a do-it-yourself project. It requires specialized systems and a specialized education to install these systems.
Make sure you choose a company with a damage repair warranty. At McCall Service, we insure qualified homes for $1,000,000. That means you don't have to wonder if your home is safe.
Choose a company that uses the Sentricon Termite Colony Elimination System. It is the most advanced and least invasive termite treatment and monitoring system available. The fact that it is 100% Eco-friendly is just a side benefit.
Don't let termites silently eat away at your Georgia home. The purchase of a home is the largest investment some people make in their entire lives. Having it destroyed by termites is devastating. Get state-of-the-art termite protection from McCall Service, starting as low as $47.99 /month, and know for sure that your investment is safe.