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Archive for June, 2011

7 Tips to Prevent Termites from Eating You Out of House and Home

In the past we’ve heard our customers say “I live in a concrete block house. I don’t have to worry about termites.” Or “I live in a suburban area. We don’t have termites near our home.”

My response is usually the same. What are the rafters of your roof made of? Usually the response is the same: Wood. Termites don’t care if you live in a cow town or if you live in the “burbs.” They are equal opportunity wood eaters.

Over the past few months we have given you a few helpful pointers on how you can reduce your exposure to subterranean termites and the severe damage that they can inflict upon your homestead.

Termite extermination is not a pretty business. In fact, many people despise the thought of creepy crawlies, let alone trying to rid them from their houses. But we’ve been in the Fort Myers pest control business since 1978 and we’re happy to help you get rid of termites. Here’s what you should know about subterranean termites:

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Termite Control

This is the 7th of 7 Tips to Prevent Termites from Eating You Out of House & Home which can be downloaded for FREE from my library of eBooks.

There is a Nobel Prize winning scientist named Steven Chu that has discovered a termite control method that turns them from being home eating pests, to a limitless fuel source. He’s not claiming that termites can save the world. However, he does believe that they can lead to cheap, clean-burning, and virtually limitless fuel.

The US Department of Energy is currently researching ways to replace fossil fuels with renewable sources of cleaner energy. Termites are considered a possible way to reach this goal through something called metagenomics (the study of metagenomes, genetic material recovered directly from environmental samples).

So, how is it possible to turn these pests into power sources?

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Get a free Termite Inspection from Fort Myers Pest Control, Larue Pest Management

This is the 6th of 7 Tips to Prevent Termites from Eating You Out of House & Home which can be downloaded for FREE from my library of eBooks.

An annual termite inspection by a pest control professional is the best way to head off these pests before they eat you out of house and home. However, you should make it a point to do your own “mini-inspections” during routine maintenance and household chores.

Here are some tips for what to look for:

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Prevent Termite Damage

This is the 5th of 7 Tips to Prevent Termites from Eating You Out of House & Home which can be downloaded for FREE from my library of eBooks.

The best method for pest prevention is proper maintenance of your home. Try to eliminate and prevent conditions that are conducive to termite activity in or around your home, such as unmaintained landscaping or wood structures lying near the foundation.

In areas of high volume of termite damage such as Southwest Florida, termite prevention should be a part of annual home maintenance. This will help ensure that you detect termite infestations as early as possible.

Here are some preventative measures you can take to help you prevent termite damage:

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