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It’s bug season. What’s bugging you?

First of all, let’s talk termites. If you live in the eastern part of the United States you are subject to this army of destructive varmints that invade your home when you don’t even know they are there.

"Logo for Ennis Exterminating Company."

They live underground; but come up from that netherworld to chew up the wood in your house. And at the end of a long hard day of chewing; they go back to their homes (colonies) and their families in the ground. For more detailed information about these invaders check out this site – there are photos here that might help you understand their nature and how they live.

“The Eastern subterranean termite is a serious economic timber pest causing millions of dollars of damage throughout the areas where it is located. It is estimated that more than 1 in 5 homes in the high activity areas, has been or will be attacked at sometime by these voracious little insects.”

Most states have a law that when a home is sold that it has to be inspected for these critters. And all new homes have to be treated before closing on the home.

How long you have been in your home; and how long it has been since you could sleep easy at night without fearing your wooden bed might fall out from underneath you, will determine if you should take the time to think about these little beasts – because they are not thinking about you.

Recently, I had an invasion in the corner of my garage. They had eaten right through a cardboard box and right down into the wood underneath the box into the shelf.

Being a novice and not a graduate of ‘bug” school, I didn’t have a clue what had caused the damage. Most people aren’t aware of what is going on in the bug kingdom right there in their walls, flooring, attic or other wooden surfaces.

Even if you recognize their handy-work, it is best not to try and handle this job by yourself. There are products on the market; but in some cases you would be playing “blind man’s bluff,” when it came to knowing just what chemical to douse your home with.

While my infestation was only in a small area, I knew I had to act faster than they did.

Since I live near a wooded area, I am used to all sorts of wild life and enjoy watching the deer eat up my bushes and plants. But I didn’t care too much for the thumping and creaking in my attic recently.

I called the animal control in our county (and they don’t do such things). And it is hard to find someone who will go up into your dark attic looking for those bright-eyed bushy tailed squirrels.

A very nice lady who worked at the fire department told me of a man that did wildlife rescue. I called him and he came out quickly and over a matter of days captured four squirrels up there that were sharpening their teeth on my electric cables.

This man, David Webb, came to my home and I immediately felt like he was family although I had never met him. While he was meandering round, I had him look at that corner of my garage and sure enough - suspicions were founded. Termites!!!

He recommended a local company that also came out quickly and verified that I had been attacked. That is when I met Glenn Laney of Ennis Exterminating, Inc. I checked him out online and gave him a call.

They say “birds of a feather flock together” and that must be so because I think Glenn and David must be brothers. (Not really!) But they were equally knowledgeable and trained to do what was their specialty.

Glenn came out and took a look around, made some measurements and got back in touch with me regarding the price; and I was pleasantly surprised when he quoted it to me. I had been talking to other folks who had unwanted visitors; and was prepared for a much higher quote.

He was attentive, knowledgeable and he made me feel confident that he was the man for the job.

If you live in the Fayette County area of Georgia, or any place in Georgia, you are likely to have termites; unless you have been recently treated. However, if you do live in the area, you are lucky to know that this company gets the job done, is friendly, helpful, precise, and most of all reasonable…

There are other folks who feel the same way according to their testimonials.

From their website:

“ ENNIS Exterminating, Inc. began December 8, 1999 when the company Ennis Laney worked hard for since December 1996, Abner Exterminating, Inc., closed its doors and discontinued operations.

While working with Abner Exterminating, Ennis made many friends who appreciated the service they had come to rely on and decided to continue service with him when he founded Ennis Exterminating, Inc.

We are locally owned and operated, and commit ourselves to providing professional and valuable service using the latest equipment, technology and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques available in the pest control industry. We give friendly personal service, fair prices, guaranteed customer satisfaction and honest evaluations of customer needs while providing a profit to our stockholders.”

Licensed and regulated by the Georgia Department of Agriculture Structural Pest Control Division, we are committed to being good citizens and stewards of our environment. We are a member in good standing of the Georgia Pest Control Association and regularly exceed training requirements.

We want to earn your business as a new customer and resolve steadfastly to continue earning the ongoing business from our appreciated current customers.”

Personally, I like doing business with hardworking small business owners because they are truly invested in their company and are not mere employees of a large corporation who might be here today and who knows where tomorrow.

If you have something bugging you other than a spouse, neighbor, or bill collector and you need the services of a good “bug getter,” then I highly recommend:

Ennis Exterminating, Inc.
P. O. Box 883
Fayetteville, Georgia 30214-0883

While they take care of those frisky termites, they also offer a wide range of everyday pest control for your home or business. Go to their website and read all about it.

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