Subterranean termite extreme

Recently I’ve done a lot of termite work and I’ve come across some major damage. I actually found a crack that backs up the claim of the subterranean termite being able to fit through one only 1/64th of an inch wide. Tubes in attics, swarmers covering the entire surface of a pool and three bath trap areas just riddled with subterranean termites. Emotions ran the gambit with each find as well. One lady almost cried while others were simply flabbergasted. Most of the homes had been treated at one time and in every case the owners were completely unaware that this unseen insect was wreaking havoc and causing them thousands of dollars in treatment and repair costs. At the same time my in box @ Ask The Bug Doctor has also had many unfortunate writers who have experienced the same thing from all over the country. It would seem this is not such a rare event.

As fate would have it while going home late (again) after yet another termite job with such devastating damage, one of my all time favorite songs came on the radio. I thought how appropriate the chorus was for all the carnage I had seen and if you’ve read my blog for anytime you know it doesn’t take much to trigger a train of thought in my head. I put this this video together with most of the pictures from actual work I had recently performed. I hope you enjoy it but keep in mind, behind each picture is someone’s real home with real termite damage and and the hard earned money it will take to fix these situations is just as real. Make sure to have a professional check your home often and please peruse the many articles in my little site to familiarize yourself of what to look for.

About The Bug Doctor

Jerry Schappert is a certified pest control operator and Associate Certified Entomologist with over two and a half decades of experience from birds to termites and everything in between. He started as a route technician and worked his way up to commercial/national accounts representative. Always learning in his craft he is familiar with rural pest services and big city control techniques. Jerry has owned and operated a successful pest control company since 1993 in Ocala,Florida. While his knowledge and practical application has benefitted his community Jerry wanted to impart his wisdom on a broader scale to help many more. was born from that idea in 2007 and has been well received. It is the goal of this site to inform you with his keen insights and safely guide you through your pest control treatment needs.

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