Just How Harmful Are Termites in Tennessee?

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When we talk about termites harming us, we're not talking about bites or stings. You have nothing to fear from termites, as they are not known to bite people. But they do take bites out of the wood inside homes and businesses, one bite at a time, slowly nibbling away at support structures and causing cascading damage, over time, which eventually will take a bite out of our wallets.

But a termite is only about ¼ to ½ an inch in length, how much damage can it really do?

That's right. Termites are small. An individual termite isn't much of a threat to our property. The problem is that your property isn't going to be attacked by an individual subterranean termite working on its own. There can be over a million individual termites in a termite colony and your property can be attacked by more than one colony at a time. Together, they can do a lot of damage, especially in Tennessee where temperature and humidity levels are ideal.

What does all that damage cost Tennessee property owners?

According to the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), subterranean termites cost U.S. property owners over $5 billion annually, and states with a warmer climate, like Tennessee, pay out more than states that stay colder throughout the year. That's why termites in Tennessee should never be ignored. And yet, we often do just that. Out of sight out of mind, right? But don't let this be the case for you.

Termites prefer to stay out of sight. In fact, they're really good at it. That is one of the biggest reasons subterranean termites are so harmful. But, when you have a professional install the Sentricon® System with Always Active™, you don't have to worry about those wood-destroying pests eluding detection. Sentricon® with Always Active™ takes the guesswork out of termite detection and elimination. It's like investing in a termite security system for your property.

Hold on. Aren't termites something other people get? What are the chances that I'll have a termite problem?

Pretty good actually. In 8 out of 10 homes that we have installed Sentricon® with Always Active™ as a preventative measure, we caught termites and eliminated colonies in the first year. No Tennessee home should be without termite protection.

If you're ready to get your termite protection in place for your Gallatin home or business, give us a call today to learn more about our termite control options.

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