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The Truth About Termites

Termite awareness week

Did you know the last week of winter is Termite Awareness Week? Are you wondering, “is it important to know facts about tiny termites?” Well, if you own a home or business, it is imperative! Termites though small, are very destructive. 

Are Termites Good?

Termites are incredibly important to a thriving and healthy ecosystem. These are just one of nature’s extraordinary recyclers, known as ‘green machines’. They consume a variety of decaying and dead plants, trees, and animals. Our planet’s ecosystem needs termites.

Though they are important, they can cause havoc in a homeowner’s life.  Here are facts about termites that might surprise you.

Subterranean Termites Are In Every State Except Alaska

Termites live in warm to cool climates. They especially thrive in warm wet areas. The top states with the highest risk for termite damage are Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, California, and Hawaii. However, every state, except for Alaska, has termites present. 

Milder and wetter winters have caused a need for homeowners to be alert. “With temperatures warming, the impact of termites on the planet could be huge,” said Zanne, the Aresty Chair of Tropical Ecology in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Biology.


Termites Compose 10% Of The World’s Mass Of Living Organisms

Termites are copious. Some estimates suggest that this one insect makes up 10% of all animal biomass and 95% of soil and insect biomass in tropical regions. Their colonies are so large one was recorded to contain over 3 million termites. 

There Are About 2000 Known Species Of Termites In The World

The most destructive species to homes are Subterranean termites, Formosan termites, dampwood termites, drywood termites, and Conehead termites.

Termites Eat Non-stop, 24 Hours A Day, Seven Days A Week

A single colony of Formosan or super termites could eat the whole structure of a home within two years. Now that’s an incredible appetite. This is why termite damage can happen so quickly. 

Homeowners’ Insurance Does Not Cover Termite Damage

This fact may seem crazy, but because most termite infestations may be prevented by regular maintenance, insurance companies will not cover termite damage. Prevention is a homeowner’s responsibility.

Termites destroying wood in a home

Each Year, Termites Cause More Than $5 Billion In Property Damage

A homeowner needs to know the signs of termite presence and how to prevent them from ever entering their home. The first step is to call a local pest control company that knows which termites in your area pose the greatest risk for your home. 

How TruX Pest Control Can Help With Termites

It’s important to allow these insects to do their part in nature, and at the same time keep them from destroying man-made structures. For this reason, TruX Pest Control uses environmentally friendly treatments. 

For a free pest inspection for a termite infestation or prevention, fill out our form or call us today.


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Do I Need Pest Control Year-Round In Clayton, NC?

Greenx Pest Control Van in front of Clayton NC house

Pests do not take a vacation during winter from your home. Regular pest control in Clayton, NC, is most important during the times of the year you do not see them around.

Pests and Your Home

A pest’s instinct is survival. They will do whatever it takes to find a place to overwinter and live on to reproduce.

Termites, ants, and roaches seek the warmth and protection of indoor conditions. Wasps, hornets, and spiders seek out dry attics during the winter months. Rodents and other mammal pests are especially attracted to warm insulation, and other bedding material inside the structure of your home, which includes crawl spaces.

Sadly, these pests can damage your property and pose many serious health risks to your family year-round. Most pests are mere nuisances, but many types are far more dangerous.

Rodents and other disease-transmitting pests look for warm, safe places to hibernate. Even in freezing weather, these pests still harbor pathogens, mites, fleas, and other hazards. It’s not just during Spring & Summer that you need to protect your family and pets.

Preventive Pest Control In Clayton, NC

The key to effective pest control and management is prevention. The cooler months provide an excellent opportunity for attic treatments and more extensive inspections for the best preventative techniques available for your property.

The colder months are the ideal time to exterminate these pests while they are less active. Also, safe and effective pesticides are typically more effective in colder weather as there are less daylight and heat that can degrade their use.

When vegetation is dormant, locating and sealing cracks and points of entry for pests is more effective and easier to spot. Vents and other openings are easier to inspect for leaks or weaknesses. And always will check for damp areas pests can’t resist.

Take Care Of Pests Every Season

With each season comes its pests. With a pest control treatment plan, you can have a pest-free home all year long because each season has its busy pests.

  1. Spring: ants, mosquitoes, termites, spiders, flies, bees, wasps, roaches
  2. Summer: spiders, cockroaches, flies, wasps, ants, mosquitoes, termites, bed bugs, fleas, ticks, crickets, snails, beetles, earwigs, millipedes, centipedes, bees
  3. Fall: fleas, rodents, cockroaches, stinkbugs, spiders, wasps, termites
  4. Winter: rodents, cockroaches, bed bugs, termites
Keep your family safe and healthy with year-round pest control by TruX Pest Control of Clayton NC

Live Pest Free With TruX of Clayton, NC

Instead of scheduling an emergency appointment, you can have service done each season worry-free. Our inspections help us pinpoint what your home and property need each season.

Regular and professional maintenance with TruX Pest Control will keep those pests moving on and away from your property. Preventing pest infestations is always preferable to waiting to get rid of them once they have made your home their home.

For year-round protection, get started by calling or going online to schedule your FREE pest inspection today!