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Louisville Prepares For Termite Awareness Week

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March has arrived and it’s that time of the year where Louisville is gearing up for Termite Awareness Week (March 11th-17th). Each year, the National Pest Management Association collaborates with pest control companies from all across the United States to spread knowledge of termites and the damage that they can cause. Many homeowners aren’t aware of what termites are, let alone the detrimental effect that they have on our property. By spreading awareness across the country, it may be possible to reduce the amount of destruction these pests cause each year and save consumers stress, time, and money on their part. Termite Awareness Week is important because it acts as a reminder about the problems termites can cause.

What exactly are termites? What makes them so harmful that a whole week out of the year is taken to raise awareness about them? The eastern subterranean termite is naturally beneficial in forested areas, where they feed on dead trees and vegetation, reducing the amount of natural waste. Unfortunately, when they populate a home, they can cause an obscene amount of damage. In fact, it’s estimated that they cause billions of dollars in damage each year in the United States alone. They are attracted to wood that has previously been affected by water, however, they aren’t afraid to feed on undamaged wood either. They hollow out the wood to the point where it becomes weak, causing the structure and foundation of your home to be unsafe. Some say that termites are just as dangerous to a home as a flood or fire.

Pest control companies want to help. That is the whole purpose of Termite Awareness Week—to teach homeowners the signs of a termite infestation and get them thinking about how to prevent termites. The best thing a homeowner can do for their home is to contact their local pest control company. Residents of Louisville can trust Action Pest Control to eliminate and prevent any and all termites from their homes.

At Action Pest Control, our termite control service consists of a comprehensive termite elimination and control plan and will provide you with security and reassurance for years to come. To begin, one of our licensed professionals will conduct a thorough inspection of your home—inside and out— after identifying any termite issues will determine the right course of action to take in eliminating the infestation. We will use either the highly appraised termite treatment Termidor or the Sentricon® System with Always Active™ termite colony elimination program. Both of these systems involve the implantation of a product around your property that is lethal to termites both through contact and when ingested. The entire colony will be eliminated and any new colonies will be prevented in the future. Action Pest Control will provide customers with an annual termite inspection as well as a money-back guarantee and damage warranty. Termite Awareness Week is the perfect opportunity for homeowners to take action by calling Action Pest Control today!