Termite Control by GW Exterminating

Termite Control

Termite Control and selecting the best treatment for your home

by Mike Dukes of PestMD Magazine

COLUMBUS, GA. — Does termite damage worry you? If so, you are not alone. Every year termites cause billions of dollars in structural damage, and property owners spend over two billion dollars to treat them. This fact sheet focuses on how you, as a consumer, can identify and help protect your property from termites through effective prevention measures and appropriate use of termite treatments.

See these EPA Government Termite Control links

There are three species of Termites in our area.

  1. Southeastern subterranean termites, this is the most common termite in the southeastern United States and of course in the Columbus area.
  2. Formosan subterranean termites, are not nearly a common as Southeasterns, but there are more infestations every year. They came up from the Gulf Coast and are still arriving. This termite does extreme damage and they do it fast. It has been called the “Super Termite”, Glenn Willis is the most experienced Formosan termite expert in Columbus.
  3. Drywood Termites are really rare, but they are here in our Valley. I have seen 3 cases of Drywoods in my 30 years working this area. The first time was in Phenix City, second time was in Columbus, The last time was in my backyard in my half-dead plum tree.

GW Exterminating company offers each prescribed termite control treatment, wood destroying beetle treatment and moisture control, including crawlspace encapsulation.

  • Termite Bait Systems
  • Liquid Termite Treatments
  • ALL with full coverage guarantees.


After reading through these information links, if you have questions, we would love to discuss your termite treatment options. Give “GW” a call @ 706-653-7400.

You can depend on your hometown company Termite professionals at GW Exterminating Company !

by Mike Dukes of PestMD Magazine

“no one knows what a termite does for fun, but everybody knows what a termite does when he goes to work”, Mike Dukes

external source: EPA.gov