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Termites date back more than 120 million years to the time of the dinosaurs. They are known as “silent destroyers” because of their ability to chew through wood, flooring and even wallpaper undetected. Each year, termites cause more than $5 billion in property damage – costs that aren’t covered by homeowners’ insurance policies. This is why being vigilant about termite control and termite extermination is so important.

In the Memphis area, there are many different pest control companies and termite control companies that provide service for termites. However, there is a big distinction between a small, one man pest control company and a larger more established pest control company. The small company may provide service as a lower price but a few questions you may need to ask: Is the small company truly investing in training to stay on top of the latest termite treatment techniques? Is the small company carrying the proper insurance in the event of a termite claim or a general liability claim? (can the small company afford to pay for repairs?). Will this small company with the cheaper price still be in business next year? 5 years from now? 10 years from now? Ask your company the name of the product they will use to treat your home? Some products are generic and very inexpensive. However, they do not last. Larger more established pest control companies are deeply vested in making sure their business is there in the future for their customers. Plus larger companies know that cheap, inexpensive termite products cost more money in the long-run and it is better to invest in treating the home properly the first time. Click or call 901 Pest Control for a free estimate to protect your home against termites.

Read more about termite identification here at PCTOnline.