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Living in Tennessee means you must be proactive and guard your home against various pests that call our region home. Termites are a year-round threat in the Columbia area and pose significant dangers, not to people but to our structures and bank accounts. Termites are social insects that live in large colonies and feed on the cellulose found in wood and other organic matter. Things like wood, paper, books, insulation, and sheetrock are found in our Tennessee homes and can supply termites with a reliable food source. 

If you discover evidence of termites in your home, getting rid of them is best done with the help of a professional. Termites are small insects and can make their way into our homes through minor defects in the foundation or wood making contact with the ground. Once inside, termites infest and feed on the interior of pieces of structural wood located behind walls, under floors, or above ceilings. Eliminating termites as quickly as possible is vital to limit the costly damage they can accrue. Most homeowners' insurance does not cover termite damage because their damage doesn't occur overnight and is preventable!

Termite Prevention Tips: One of the most effective ways to avoid attracting termites is to reduce excess moisture and wood debris in and around your home. Repair leaky pipes, ensure your home has good ventilation, and repair defects in homes that will allow rainwater inside. Remove things like fallen trees, woodpiles, and decaying wooden structures from your property. For professional termite control, reach out now!