Termites can take a big bite out of your investment!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with The Real Buyer's Agent



Termites are definitely a danger in the Lowcountry of SC to homeowners and something that they should be aware of. According to an interview with Bert Snyder of Palmetto Exterminators "You're more likely to have termite damage to your structure than you are to have damage from hurricanes, cires, or storms of some sort."

Here are some important points to know:

  • Two major types of subterranean termites are found in SC
  • Formosan termites are considered the worst as their colonies can easily be in the millions
  • Formosan termites are the dominate species of termite in the tri-county area
  • Formosan termites aren't always covered in your termite bond so check it out!
  • Swarming dates when colonies move in the Lowcountry runs from Mother's Day to Father's day
  • Many times people will find tiny homes in teh wall where termites are coming out

Here are some tips to avoid a termite invasion at your home: 

  • Have your home regulary inspected and under a termite bond
  • Do your homework and pick a termite control company you know about
  • Know what is and isn't covered in your bond
  • Remove Debris near the home, including wood piles, thick mulch and in the crawlspaces
  • Remove dense vegetation growning close to the foundation or siding
  • Install proper drainage and eliminate wood-to-ground contact

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    Comments (2)

    Roxanna Morey
    The Real Buyer's Agent - Mount Pleasant, SC

    Termites can be really scary and something every homeowner in the lowcountry should be mindful of!

    Nov 24, 2010 08:00 AM
    Erby Crofutt
    B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com) - Lexington, KY
    The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY

    "Many times people will find tiny homes in teh wall where termites are coming out"

    Uh, Okay.

    It always surprises me how many people store firewood next to their house!

    Dec 27, 2010 03:41 AM

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