COLUMBIA, S.C., March 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Terminix Service, Inc., a pest management company with more than 60 years of service in South Carolina, western North Carolina and the CSRA area of eastern Georgia, is proud to observe Termite Awareness Week, March 25-29. This annual observance by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) promotes public vigilance against termites and educates homeowners about ways to ensure their properties don't fall victim to this voracious pest.
"Pest proofing and home improvement projects are often designated to the spring season. Now is the perfect time of year to remind homeowners to take the necessary steps to protect their greatest investment from costly damage," said Scott Fortson, President of Terminix Service, Inc. "Because termites aren't often detected until it's too late, we advise consumers to arrange for termite protection from a qualified pest professional."
Termites feed 24 hours a day, seven days a week on the cellulose found in wood and paper products. They can silently chew through structures undetected and cause more than $5 billion in property damage every year, an expense that isn't typically covered under homeowners' insurance policies.
The NPMA and Terminix Service, Inc. offer the following prevention tips for homeowners to help guard against termites:
For more information on Termite Awareness Week, please visit www.TrustTerminix.com.
About Terminix Service, Inc.
For more than 60 years, our customers have trusted Terminix for the very best in Termite and Pest Control protection for their homes and businesses. In addition to the strongest termite damage guarantee in the industry, Terminix also provides mosquito management, fire ant control, fumigations, crawl space ventilation, dehumidification and moisture control.
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