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READING, Pa., March 5, 2015 - Termites are not very active during the winter months when the soil is cold or frozen; however, when temperatures begin to warm, hungry termites aggressively begin searching for food. Termites primarily feed on wood but also damage paper, books, insulation, and even swimming pool liners and filtration systems.
According to the National Pest Management Association, each year termites cause more than $5 billion in serious property damage. In observance of the National Pest Management Association’s Termite Awareness Week, March 15-21, the Rentokil family of pest control companies (Ehrlich Pest Control, Western Exterminator and Presto-X Pest Control), offer four important prevention tips that will help protect your property from these silent destroyers:
“The four most common termite species in the United States are subterranean termites, Formosan termites, damp wood termites and dry wood termites. Subterranean termites are by far the most destructive species of termite as they eat 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” said Sean Hunter, Wood Destroying Organism Division Manager, Rentokil North America. “We call termites silent destroyers because they are difficult to detect by an untrained eye. It’s entirely possible to notice termite property damage before you identify the termites themselves. If you suspect an infestation, a trained pest management technician can help identify the type of termite and recommend an appropriate treatment plan.”
For more information, visit Rentokil’s online Essential Guide to Termites: http://bit.ly/GuideToTermites.
About Rentokil North America
Rentokil North America is part of Rentokil Initial plc, one of the world’s largest and most diverse business service companies, operating in more than 50 countries worldwide. Ehrlich Pest Control (www.jcehrlich.com), Western Exterminator (www.westernexterminator.com), and Presto-X Pest Control (www.prestox.com) are all part of the Rentokil family of pest control companies in North America. They provide commercial and residential pest control, bioremediation, bird control, vegetation management, deer repellent services, wild-animal trapping and termite control from more than 200 local offices in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
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