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Staying Ahead of the Swarm

Staying Ahead of the Swarm

Written By: Mandy Garnto

Now that temperatures are creeping up, termite swarms are on the rise. Each year, swarms occur when a colony has reached its maximum capacity and needs to create satellite colonies with their own Kings and Queens. Springtime is the optimal time for swarms to occur due to increased moisture levels and temperatures that are warm enough for flight. While a termite swarm does not necessarily mean your home has termites, it is a likely indicator that an existing colony is nearby.

Many homeowners assume that termite coverage is a luxury when it is really a necessity. Each year, termites cause an estimated $5 billion in damages to homes. As homeowners often discover too late, termite damage is not generally covered under homeowners insurance policies. Cingo has chosen the Sentricon Termite Elimination System as the basis for our termite prevention. By using this non-invasive baiting system, we can issue a repair and retreat warranty for your home without interrupting your daily schedule. Not only is Sentricon non-disruptive, but it is also environmentally responsible when compared to liquid chemical treatments. The Sentricon System is the only termite control product awarded the EPA's Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award.

If you're preparing your home for listing on the real estate market, a pre-listing inspection puts you ahead of the game when your home goes under contract. These inspections can tip you off to the presence of not only termites, but other pests that could cause delays when selling your home.

If your home has been left unprotected from termites, don't hesitate. Cingo can complete your inspection and begin your termite coverage in one visit to your home—no need for a separate sales call. Be proactive and schedule your termite inspection today.


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About Cingo: The name Cingo means to surround and secure, conveying the company's commitment to home protection. The company has been protecting families in the Southeast since 1974. It provides home protection services throughout Georgia and South Carolina, including Atlanta, Augusta, Charleston, Douglas, Dublin, Milledgeville, Savannah, Vidalia, Waycross and all points in between. Cingo was named a Best Place to Work in Georgia by Georgia Trend Magazine and listed as a National Best & Brightest Company to Work For. Learn more at www.cingohome.com.