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02 / 19 / 20
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The McCall Service Guide to Termite Life Cycles

Thanks to our mild climate and pleasant weather, the spring season always seems to get a jumpstart in central Florida. But with spring, of course, comes the renewed risk for insect pests in our homes and businesses—and that includes…

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12 / 22 / 16
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Are Termites Still Active In Gainesville?

Well, that is a very good question! And the answer is, yes, they can be active year-round in your Gainesville home; perhaps even more active during cooler weather because of the comfortable, weather-controlled environment that they find there. Termites can invade your home and damage its structure extensively before you even realize they are there. The reason for this is that the climate in Florida is perfect for termites to thrive allowing them to work, breed, and spread practically unchecked.

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01 / 18 / 15

Should I Really Be Scared About Termites?

There is no centralized agency or scientific organization that tracks termite data and damage in the United States, hence the statistical data in this article is taken from infestations reported to state agriculture agencies and academic experts. It is also important to note that, since termites can live inside homes without any signs of infestation, it is impossible to accurately gauge the true extent of termite damage nationwide. That being said, here are the conservative estimates on termites damage caused by Formosan, subterranean, damp-wood and dry-wood termites.

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11 / 10 / 14
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What You May Not Know About Termites

When I say termites, what happens to your skin? Does it prickle up? Does it get a degree hotter? What if I say, termite, termite, termite? Are you feeling it? There is a reaction. It might be subtle for you, but it's there. The mere thought of termites produces a fear response--and for good reason. This little insect is responsible for over $5 billion dollars of property damage each year. And, if it sets its eyes on your home, you might be looking at thousands in repairs. Or even foreclosure. But this isn't what I want to talk with you about today. We all know that termites are home wreckers. But there are some fascinating things you may not know about termites, that could change the way you look at them.

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