Don’t Let Termites Spring Into Your Home!

February 29, 2024

National Termite Awareness Week is March 3-9

As spring heralds longer days and warmer climates, it also awakens a less welcome guest: termites. These pint-sized destroyers rack up a hefty $5 billion yearly in home repairs. National Termite Awareness Week, running from March 3-9 serves as a timely reminder, and Terminix Service, Inc. is empowering homeowners with proactive measures to safeguard their properties from termites, including the increasingly aggressive Formosan species rapidly spreading across the Carolinas.

“As the Carolinas continues to see a rapid influx of new residents, the importance of homeowner education increases,” said Terminix Technical Director Kevin Hathorne. “Our region harbors a variety of termites, including subterranean, drywood, and now Formosan subterranean termites are spreading into new areas. We’re committed to enlightening homeowners on how to make their property less attractive to these pests.”

Top 10 Tips to Terminate Termite Troubles: Terminix recommends these preventative measures, including:

1. Repair plumbing leaks.
2. Make sure gutters and downspouts are not clogged or damaged and are directing water away from the foundation. Install gutters if you don’t have them.
3. Point sprinklers away from your foundation.
4. Prevent pooling water next to your foundation by re-grading the soil so that water flows away from your house, or install a drainage system like a French drain.
5. Keep your roof in good shape and free of leaks.
6. Repair and replace damaged siding and flashing.
7. Store firewood, scrap lumber, or any other wooden products as far from your house as possible.
8. Do not use excessive mulch or pine straw around the foundation.
9. Trim any adjacent bushes and trees.
10. Ensure your crawl space has adequate ventilation and a moisture barrier or is encapsulated and conditioned like the Terminix Humidi-Seal system offers.

Locally-owned Terminix Service, Inc. provides a termite protection plan with the strongest guarantee in the business. For more information, visit or call 1-800-Terminix.


About Terminix Service, Inc.

For 75 years, our customers have trusted Terminix Service, Inc., for the best termite and pest control protection for their homes and businesses. With annual revenue of over $150 million, the family-owned and operated Terminix Service, Inc. is the tenth-largest pest control company in North America. Terminix Service, Inc. operates in South Carolina, western North Carolina, and the Central Savannah River Area of Georgia. Visit or call 1-800-TERMINIX.