Are those termite swarmers you see?

Was that termite swarmers I just witnessed? Each year as Winter turns to Spring, a natural phenomenon occurs with Eastern Subterranean Termites: termite swarm season.  This natural occurrence begins around the end of March to Mid-April depending upon weather conditions.  In order to start new colonies, existing termite colonies begin to release swarmers.  The vast majority […]

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Fighting Formosan Termites With Technology

When you are taking on an invasive species of termites like the Formosan termites, an insect that in its native region is called a “house” termite due to the devastating nature of its destruction, it is best to fight nature with more than just the human eye.  At Palmetto Exterminators we have implemented two key […]

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Formosan Termite Swarmers

In a tradition that dates back as far as the 1950’s, Memorial Day  will usher in the start of a new season for Formosan Termites Swarmers in the Low Country.  Each year thousands of future kings and queens will take flight in an attempt to start a new termite colony.  What should you do if you […]

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Why to Avoid Wood to Ground Contact- Palmetto Exterminators

Many of our current and potential customers have inquired about wood to ground contact photographs and comments accompany the inspection process.  During a routine annual termite inspection of a home that is currently under warranty with Palmetto Exterminators, one of our Greenville technicians, Zach, discovered some wood to ground contact in the crawlspace.  Originally used as […]

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5 Tips To Prevent Termites in Your Home

1. Stack Firewood, Lumber and Other Cellulose Products Away From Your Home Keeping your woodpile stacked up against your house for easy access in the winter is convenient, but not only can it provide a great source of food for termites, it can also give them a safe passage into your home avoiding any termite […]

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Palmetto Exterminators – Construction Methods and Termites- Part 3 Basement

Today is the third and final installment of the series Construction Methods and Termites. The topic of discussion today will be basement construction.  Basement construction is valuable way to add severe weather shelter, and living space to your home.  While basement construction is a common building practice in the north, it is typically utilized in the south where the […]

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Palmetto Exterminators – Construction Methods and Termites- Part 2 Crawlspace

Welcome back for the second of the three part series Construction Methods and Termites.  Today’s topic of discussion will be crawlspace foundations.  Crawlspace foundations are built upon a series of piers that the structure rests upon to give overall weight balance and support for the home.  I have provided a picture below that diagrams the construction style and […]

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DIY Termite Control Not A Good Idea

The following blog was written by Bert Snyder the Vice-President of Palmetto Exterminators, Graduate Entomologist and their resident bug expert. Are you thinking about DIY Termite Control? Not a good idea. It is a bad idea for a homeowner to think they can control subterranean termites in and around their home. I am a Graduate Entomologist […]

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