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Why get a Termite Inspection this Winter

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Serving Memphis, Cordova, Germantown & Collierville TN

No one wants to hear the phrase, “you’ve got termites.” While home and business owners assume termites are dormant during the winter, that is certainly not the case. Your termite specialists in Cordova at AAA Termite & Pest Control wants you to be aware of these three reasons why you need to get a termite inspection this winter.

First, what are termites, for those readers who may not be well informed of this common pest of Tennessee?

Termites are small, and soft-bodied, usually pale in color and congregate in rather large colonies. Termites prefer to feed on wood, and they don’t care if it’s wood in the forest or the expensive wood that was used to build your beautiful home. Termites are active year-round here in Tennessee, even in the Memphis and Cordova area. Subterranean termites are native to Tennessee, while drywood termites are not.

Look for signs

You should look for signs of termites, even during the winter, despite the common myth that termites are dormant during the cooler season Termites may be more difficult to spot during the cooler months, but don’t let them fool you – they are still active and working to destroy your home or structure. Termites are most drawn to moist areas or rotting wood, which may occur even in a newly built structure or home.

Here are the signs to watch out for to spot a new termite infestation:

  • Swarms of termites on exterior walls
  • Piles of termite wings on window sills or other areas inside or outside of your home such as the deck
  • Mud tubes on home’s foundation or walls
  • Winged insects underneath mulch or other wood products in your yard

An ongoing infestation could mean that the structure’s safety and integrity have been compromised.

Look for these signs of an ongoing infestation:

  • Warped window frames or sills
  • Floors that appear slopped or uneven
  • Walls that are bulging
  • Doors that don’t open or close properly
  • Strange sounds from inside of the walls

Should you notice any of these signs, call a pest control company that gets rid of termites in the Memphis area such as AAA Termite & Pest Control.

No wood is safe from termites!

Many people falsely believe that termites won’t bother their home and that termites prefer wood from trees, mulch or other natural food sources found outside. That is a myth! Termites will destroy any type of wood, even wood inside your home or business. It is essential, however, that you receive a termite inspection if you own a home or business in the Memphis area. Our expert termite inspectors can ensure your home is free of these pests, and provide the necessary, effective treatment should any termites be discovered in your home or business.

At AAA Termite & Pest Control, we recommend year-round termite prevention, as well as a once a year termite inspection, even on newly built structures. The best defense against termites is professional defense offered by the pros. To learn more, please contact our office by calling (901) 737-7378.

We provide termite and pest control services to the areas of Cordova and Memphis.