The first termite job of 2010

You know how every year they make such a big deal about the first baby born in the new year? The local newspaper covers the story and the time is recorded right down to the minute. Well although termite work may not be quite the story or nearly as joyous, I’d like to announce that I had the first subterranean termite job of 2010 and I couldn’t be any prouder.

Labor took just under 3 hours and the job was born at 11:58 am January 1st. There weren’t any critical complications but I had some issues to work through for sure. In the end I slapped a termite treatment sticker on the fuse box and pronounced it a completed job.

Being the proud technician I took plenty of pictures and I want to share them all with you. In lieu of gifts or congratulatory cards we ask that you get a termite inspection for your home as soon as possible in pestcemetery’s name.

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Not a great place to get termites

Not a great place to get termites

It didn't take long to find termites

It didn't take long to find termites

I had to fight through obstacles-the termites just tunneled up them

I had to fight through obstacles-the termites just tunneled up them

Working around the duct work was fun

Working around the duct work was fun but the termites had more places to climb

Is that termites in the a/c shims?

Is that termites in the a/c shims?

More trouble & is that wooden trusses

More trouble & is that wooden trusses

Yep! Those are wooden trusses & the termites found them too

Yep! Those are wooden trusses & the termites found them too

There are a lot of dangers in termite work and half eaten trusses can't be safe

There are a lot of dangers in termite work and half eaten trusses can't be safe

The termites have started building freestanding tunnels downward

The termites have started building freestanding tunnels downward

One last look before I head for the exit

One last look before I head for the exit

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. Pestcemetery.com 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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