Termites In Raleigh

Dated: 05/02/2018

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In a surprising turn of events, the temperature in Raleigh will hit above 80 for the first time this spring. And with the warm weather I am reminded of some of the downsides of living in the south. One of those is bugs. And specifically TERMITES. According to Moxie Pest Control, over $30 billion of home damage will be caused by termites this in the U.S. this year. That is a lot of tubes and chewing.Termite Damage Because bad luck comes in threes, I have had 3 recent transactions with termites. All were solved but most could have been avoided. One contractor shared with me that many homes are treated against termites but the cement slab front porch is not. Make sure to ask about porches and decks. If your home has a crawl space, a vapor barrier can also help prevent termite infestation. Never store firewood or cardboard (thanks Amazon delivery!) near the foundation of your home; it becomes a highway for termites to get in. 


Most pest companies will come do a termite inspection and estimate for protection or treatment. Your home can be treated to protect against termites before they even start. I strongly recommend being proactive in this battle.


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Melanie Jones

Melanie Jones is a real estate broker in Raleigh and the greater Triangle area who is known for her tenacity and passion. The key to her success hinges on one thing: people. Melanie starts every trans....

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