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Are There Termites In Your Home?

For some people, this question is not really a question. Piles of wings on windowsills or several collapsing floorboards can make it pretty obvious that termites there is a termite infestation in house. However, termites can actually be a sneaky pest in the first few years of colony formation. While a large colony can eat their way through a cup of wood in just two hours, a few termites really won't leave any lasting damage. That's why it's so important to stay aware of them before the colony gets to be that destructive. Termite infestation treatment is far easier to accomplish at the beginning than after they've already set up shop. We'll look at the signs of termite infestation, so you're less likely to be caught unawares. 
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Spring Has Arrived In Virginia and So Have Termites

Termite season is upon us. Implementing prevention tactics can help you keep these pests away from your home. Still, if you already have an infestation, you probably won’t get rid of the entire infestation with over-the-counter termite treatment chemicals. You’ll need professional help to make sure you get every one of those wood-chewing pests.
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Virginia Termites and the Damage They Cause

If you notice termite damage to your home, it’s time to take action. Termite damage repair gets expensive, especially when you have to rip out entire sections of the wall or replace the floor joists, rafters, or supports for upper floors in and under your house. You can mitigate the chances of getting termites by spraying around your home frequently. If you notice signs of termites despite keeping incentives such as woody shrubs and moisture away from your home, call in the professionals at RichPro Exterminating to spray.
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5 Termite Prevention Tips For Virginia Homeowners

Preventing termites in Virginia is a common goal for any property owner. Once a colony gains a foothold in a home, it can quickly work its way through everything from the porch to the foundation. To prep your home, you need the right approach. And it all starts with learning the basics of different kinds of termite species. Those who come into contact with the soil are the most destructive, but this doesn't mean you should let your guard down when it comes to the winged variety. We'll look at five ways that you can keep termites away from your property and why termite prevention treatment might be easier than you think. 
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How Do Termites Get In Your House

When you see signs of termites, you already have a termite infestation. Once you have termites, you need to take eradication and future prevention seriously. Termites cause over $5 billion in damage to homes every year and it’s a constant struggle to keep them out of your house. While there are several types of termites in the southeast, they all cause thousands of dollars of damage to homes.
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Virginia Homeowners Beware Termite Season is Here

During the spring, termites look for a place to live and eat – and they stay there for what seems like forever. Getting rid of termites becomes an on-going battle once they get near or into your home. Virginia has several types of termites, including Formosan termites, conehead termites, subterranean termites, dampwood termites and drywood termites. Look for signs of termites to see if you have a termite infestation.
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How To Prep Your Home for Termite Season

Getting ready for termite season may not be as fun as getting ready for a holiday season, but it can be a rewarding experience if you take the time to do it right. Termites are a dangerous force not just to your home, but to your very health. Termites tend to be the most invasive when the wood of the home makes direct contact with the soil surrounding the home. The termites that live in the dirt find a food source that they can follow straight into the structure. And even if the wood of your home has been pressure-treated, you're still at risk for termite damage. We'll look at how to get ready for this season so you're less likely to have structural problems.
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Termite Season Is Just Around The Corner

Keeping termites away from your home during termite season is an ongoing battle unless you take termite prevention seriously. Termites look for places to live and eat during the spring. The types of termites you should look for in the southeast include subterranean termites, drywood termites, dampwood termites, Formosan termites and conehead termites. All termites chew through wood and damage your home’s structure. Termites do over $5 billion in damage every year. Instead of being a statistic, contact RichPro Pest Management to head the swarms off this spring.
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