January 2020

Calling All Termites- Rock this Way
Do termites really like rock music?
Sound Matters: Studies have shown that sound vibration and sound frequency impact a termite's behavior.
Termites use vibrations to determine what type of wood is around them so that they can choose the best food source. We don't know if they prefer classic rock or heavy metal.
LINK HERE for study on termites and how sounds/vibrations impact behaviors

Seems like they do a little headbanging of their own: When they are chewing/eating, they make a rapping sound that is audible with the naked ear. If they perceive danger, they bang to alert the the link to listen for yourself. 
LINK HERE  for sounds & video of termite headbanging and eating
LINK HERE for dramatic video/sounds of a home inspection and termite infestation

Other Weird Facts:
LINK HERE for a list of 20 weird facts about termites

On a more serious note, pay attention to signs of infestation. Termites eat 24 hours per day. Treatment is not overly invasive nor costly. In our area, if a home is professionally treated, the barrier should last approximately five years.
Indications of A Possible Problem:
 LINK HERE to the University of KY College of Agriculture page for Q&A/images.
  • Termites are white or creamy in color. If you notice a white bug you should call a pest control company. There are no white ants so don't write this off.
  • Flying insects:  Warmer weather can bring flying termites. This can mean termites are trying to form a new colony and they are looking for a food source. If you see flying termites don't panic, just call your pest control company to check it out.
  • Termites have round bodies: Ants have a pinched waist area. Termites do not have that indentation. LINK HERE for images
  • Mud tubes. LINK HERE for an image of a mud tube. LINK HERE for more images.
  • Hollow sounding wood, door frames/windows that don't seal properly: LINK HERE for a list of 7 signs of infestation.
It is a good idea to get your home inspected for termites about every 2-3 years.
Call or email us today if you would like a recommendation for a treatment company.

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The Snow is Coming and You Know It!
The winter weather has been mild so far but don't be fooled! Mother nature will surely provide us with some snow or ice soon so be prepared for a long day snuggling in at home. What to do to fir entertainment? Aside from the obvious distractions of board games, binge-watching TV, and reading, what else? Read on for some inspiration whether you have kids, a significant other or you are flying solo:

14 DIY Creative Crafts & Activities For Kids: LINK HERE
33 Creative DIY Ideas for Wintertime: LINK HERE 
Creative Ways To Play With Snow: LINK HERE
21 Winter Activities for Adults: LINK HERE
10 Snow Day Activities with Significant Other: LINK HERE
7 Best Ideas For You and You Alone: LINK HERE
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