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Let’s say we are on a long trip, and we are making good time. Sometimes we will tempt fate by waiting until we get to the next gas station, knowing full well we should definitely stop sooner. Or maybe it’s like when we are late for work and push the speed a little, knowing that a police officer could be waiting just around the corner. Then there are those times we drink the milk that’s been in the refrigerator for awhile and you know expired several days ago, but you drink it anyway. Whatever the case may be we just seem to be people that like to push just a little past the limits at time.

Are you this way with termite control? Maybe you think that since you have owned your home in Pittsburgh for the last 5-10 years and have not so much as seen a single termite around your home, that a termite infestation won’t happen to you and you can push it a little longer, and what’s the worst that can happen anyways?

Well, you are not guaranteed a lifetime without termites. Termites can invade your home at any time and they are nothing to mess around with. They can wreak havoc in your home in a relatively short period of time.

Here is some information about termites and some of the problems they can cause:

  • Termites have been known to chew through mortar and asphalt

  • Their queen can live up to 25 years a produce an egg every 15 seconds

  • They can live in massive colonies containing millions of termites

  • Termites can eat up to 3% of their body weight a day

  • A small colony can devour a 2 X 4 board in only 5 months

  • Termites can infest your home without your knowledge for months or year's

  • Over $5 billion dollars is spent each year in the U.S. on repairing termite damage

  • Termites cause damage to furniture, walls, ceilings, floors, and personal items

  • They can collapse an entire building by eating through support beams

You won’t want to wait for an infestation, so the time is now for termite control. It would be far more beneficial for you to start a preventative plan now than to wait for the termites and their inevitable and costly destruction.

The smart way to be termite-free in the Greater Pittsburgh area is to enlist the help of Witt Pest Management. We offer advanced termite control solutions to protect your home and building against termites by using the most advanced system of termite baiting, the Sentricon® System with Always Active™. Start protecting your home today by calling Witt Pest Management for more information about termite control.

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