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Termites in Tennessee


According to Termite Infestation Probability Zones (TIP Zones), Tennessee is located in TIP Zone #2 (moderate to heavy), which means the potential for termite damage is considered significant.


What is a Termite?

Per Wikipedia, termites are insects that mostly feed on wood, leaf litter and soil. The termite is a pest that can cause serious structural damage to buildings, crops or plantation forests. Termites live in colonies that, at maturity, number from several hundred to several million individuals.


Types of Termites in Tennessee

There are an estimated 40,000 species of termites nationally. The Eastern Subterranean Termite is actively damaging homes statewide in Tennessee. In fact, the Eastern Subterranean Termite is the most common and  destructive insect of the wood in the United States. Identifying the type of termite in your home is highly important to ensure the correct treatment plan is made in battling these destructive pests.  The Eastern Subterranean Termite typically swarms from February to May.


How Much Damage Can A Termite Really Cause?

These pests are out to conquer and destroy your property. More than 2 BILLION DOLLARS in damages are reported each year across the U.S.

In nature, the termite is a significant factor. They actually benefit the Earth by breaking down dead trees and other materials that would pile up without the termite. Issues arise when the termite invades human structures. Infestations can go unnoticed and the damage done can be very costly.  


How Do You Control Termites?

Do-It-Yourself termite control treatments sound appealing to many homeowners, but most often the termites have gone unnoticed for a long period of time and professional termite removal services are needed. If you find termites in your home, it is crucial you do not disturb them. Survival instinct will kick in and the termites will abandon the area where you discovered them and find a new,safer location for their colony. It is nearly impossible to eliminate a termite colony without professional services.


Okeena Termite and Pest Control is Here for YOU!

Okeena Termite and Pest Control is the brother company of 4-Evergreen Lawn Care. We are prepared to treat any termite infestation you may encounter.

Do not wait until the structural integrity of your home is at risk, as soon as you suspect a termite problem call Okeena for a FREE estimate and termite control evaluation. We are here for you! 


For additional information, visit our website at www.okeenapestcontrol.com or call our office today (731) 285-4982.

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