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St. George Termites: Out of Sight But Not Out of Mind

by Carson Hunt, H&H Pest Control

Everyone has heard the phrase, “Out of sight, out of mind.” When you apply it to some things it may work. For example, it works fantastic when dieting. Hide those cookies and you will find it's easier to lose weight. But, on the other hand, it’s not a method you want to use when dealing with other problems. The problem of termites would be one of them. Just because you don’t see these hungry little insects eating the wood from your home doesn't mean they aren't there. Termites do their work behind the walls.

And the St. George Real Estate Market isn’t exempt from these little “buggers” in any way, shape or form!

That said, termite colonies often leave clues if you know what to look for.

Pest Control Inspection

How many times have you taken your car in for a routine oil change only to have the mechanic tell you that you will have some serious engine trouble in the near future? To guard against a termite infestation, one of the best things you can do is invest in a regular pest control inspection. Professional pest control companies know what to look for. They can save you a load in home or business damage costs by catching a colony before they have eaten their way through. Even the strongest structures have vulnerabilities, don't think your home or business is secure against them.

Hollowed Wood

Think you may have a termite problem? Or want to know if you might have a termite problem? Go look around the perimeter of your home or business. Evaluate the sound of the wood when you tap on it. Good, sturdy wood should have a sound to match. If you hear a hollow thunk sound upon tapping the wood, there may just be a problem. Remember, termites devour their fill from the inside out. If you wait until you see the termites poking through your side of the wood, you’ll have waited too long.

Mud Tunnels

Termites don’t like to travel out in the open. It’s their dedication to stealth and protection that makes them so difficult to discover. They will, however, leave mud tunnels. If you find these mud tunnels along your walls, it’s a very good indication that there are termites.

Discarded Wings

Particularly after the swarming season, termites often leave pieces of themselves behind. Get a good pest control company out to your house  if you see discarded wings about for a full inspection. The worst thing you can do is assume that the wings are nothing to worry about.

For more information about termites and other wood-destroying pests in the St. George area, contact H&H Pest Control at 888-471-3275 or at info@hhpest.com
 

15 Home Remodeling Projects that Increase Your Home's Value

by Jeremy Larkin

Everyone wants to increase their home's value, right? I mean if I asked 100 people, "do you wish your home was worth more?', we can be fairly confident that we'd get a 100% "affirmative" response. 

So one of the most frequently asked questions we receive in selling St. George real estate is about home remodeling projects, and which projects actually increase a home's value? 

Our friends at Avaluanch media did some research and came up with this list. Which of these are you considering doing prior to selling your St. George home? Or even just because you want to? (one of the best reasons to do so!). 

Because every home and situation are unique, feel free to reach out to us with questions about projects you're pondering - 435-767-9821, or get a quick snapshot of your St. George home's (or anywhere in Washington County) potential market value right here: http://www.dixiehomevalue.com/

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St. George UT 84770
435.767.9886
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