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Canton Termite & Pest Control

Your Hometown Pest Control Company

By Kathleen Boehmig

Here in Georgia, we are blessed with a mild climate, amazing natural beauty and termites. Termites have been around for millennia. They are social: they groom each other, tap out warnings to the colony when they detect danger, and termite fathers help raise their young. They are ecologically beneficial insects, natural recyclers that break down tough fibers in dead and decaying trees, and transform them into new soil. Thats great when they stay in the woods, but when they attack our homes with those voracious appetites, its bad news.

The most widely seen termite in the United States is the Eastern Subterranean termite. They are most active in warm weather, swarming in spring or whenever rain warms the soil and moistens it dramatically. Tim McWhirter, President and Owner of Canton Termite and Pest Control, says, Termites devour anything containing cellulose, from wood to art canvasses. A termite queen, one of the longest-living insects, can live up to fifty years.

The southeast is the most active termite area in the nation. Fortunately, Canton Termite and Pest Control is here with effective pest control solutions. Serving Cherokee County and the surrounding area, they offer pre-listing and standard termite inspection and report letters, termite treatments and bait systems, as well as nuisance wildlife removal.

Annually, termites do five billion dollars in damage statistically similar to the damage done by Hurricane Katrina, and more than the damage done by fire. You cant be too careful, Tim says. Termites are everywhere here. Nationally, only five in 100 homeowners have termite protection. Even in Georgia, in the middle of the termite belt, only fifteen to twenty percent of homeowners in our area have an active termite control guarantee.

Tim continues, Its ironic; people spend a lot of money on expensive burglar alarms and other devices to protect their homes, but if they dont have termite protection, they are asking for trouble. The chance of having termite infestation is usually much higher than the chance of being burgled.

And although termites are a major concern, Tim says, there will always be another bug bringing some new problem to the forefront. Some of these issues, like the Zika virus, are serious. The Zika virus has been declared a major threat by the World Health Organization, which forecasts approximately four million cases over the next year. What can you do to protect yourself? You can avoid infected areas as much as possible, use bug repellent, and have your yard treated for mosquitoes. Read more about this concern on Tims blog at

Service has been Tims passion since 1989, when he first started in the pest control business, working part-time during college, and discovered an interest in entomology. In 1999, Tim started his own company, based on integrity, reliability and high ethical standards, as well as pride in staying at the technological forefront of the industry.

We want to be the kind of people you feel comfortable inviting into your home, as well as the pest control professionals you trust, Tim states. I give my personal attention to each customer. I want to be their best resource for hometown pest control. We are natives to the area: local people serving their neighbors. When you call Canton Termite and Pest Control, you can be confident that you are getting the very best pest control service, with the best guarantee. We stand behind our warranties. And usually, we can get to you immediately.

Tims customer base has doubled in the last year, and new employees have been hired to balance the workload, including an entomologist, who is available for consultation anytime.

Tim says, Your home is your most valuable possession; you certainly want to protect it. If you have a problem with termites, roaches, ants, fleas, bedbugs, possums, snakes, rats, mice or any other unwanted pests, you want someone you know will do the job right, and get rid of the problem fast for a reasonable price. There are plenty of pest control companies, Tim continues, but Canton Termite and Pest Control is the company you know you can trust.

Canton Termite & Pest Control
150 North Street, Suite C

Canton, Georgia 30114
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