Every season has its pros and cons. While many of us may miss the warmth and beautiful growth of summer, the plunging temperatures do offer some distinct benefits. Winter means no droning swarms of mosquitos, no biting horseflies, and no annoying houseflies. Unfortunately, that entomological reprieve isn’t unconditional. There’s one group of voracious insects that are active (literally) 24/7 and 365 days a year—termites. Learn the signs of termite infestation and be prepared to call in the professionals. The best (and easiest) way to look into the local professional pest inspection and termite control cost? eLocal.

Why Termites Are Bad News

For households that find themselves with termite infestations, their chunk of the billions spent annually dealing with the termites and repairing the damage is often significant. As many don’t regularly keep an eye out for signs of infestation, it’s typically the damage itself that alerts homeowners, making it so repairs and needed action can cost thousands at that point.

Termites also kick up dust, mold and fungal spores, leave tiny droppings, and produce a lot of sawdust-like wood particles. Moisture is often drawn to the cavities they leave. All of that can wreak havoc with allergies, produce mold, and trigger asthma attacks. That’s why if you even suspect a termite infestation, don’t hesitate to use eLocal for both finding pest control companies and comparison shopping for termite treatment cost in your area.

Why They’re Still Bad News in the Winter

Most species of insects take a break in the winter—not termites. In fact, termites never take any breaks–they never even sleep. Termite queens produce eggs year-round, some of them producing millions annually. That means the rest of the colony has to find food year-round and do so incessantly. There are some situations in which the heat of a home or heated basement can attract termites, resulting in a threat of infestation unique to the winter. Being aware of the infestation signs and keeping the local pest control options you can find on eLocal handy can save you a lot of money and strife.

Why You Should Use Professionals

Dealing with or preventing a termite infestation is one of those situations in which there is only one option that makes any sense—calling in professionals. Considering the price tag associated with fixing termite damage, the cost of termite treatment and prevention from pest control specialists is well worth it. With eLocal, you can check out a variety of local pest control businesses and even do some comparison shopping. Trust the professionals for pest control and trust eLocal to help you find them.

Look to eLocal for all your pest inspection and pest control needs whatever the season, at www.elocal.com

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