Destructive Pests

Here’s Why to Be Aware of Termites this Spring & Beyond


Spring is right around the corner—can you believe it?! With the first week of spring quickly approaching, we thought it necessary to let you know the dangers of termites and the damage they can cause.  Once termites start, they never stop. They love to feed on wood, leaving it weak and brittle with damaging outcomes…

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Termite Treatment: How Much Does It Typically Run?

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Termites can be an expensive pest to control; once an infection has taken control of your property, the cost can ramp up the longer it’s left untreated. Plus, the cost of termite treatment is not the only factor to consider: Repair of damaged timber in severe cases can run up a hefty sum.  Contributing Factors…

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The Importance of a Termite Inspection When Buying a Home

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There’s a lot you have to do—and take care of—when homebuying. But, with how big of an investment it is, all those to-dos are more than necessary. Closing on a starter home or a dream relocation is an exciting experience and time of life. However, any move-in can go from exciting to excruciating if there’s…

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Will My Homeowner’s Insurance Cover Termite Damage?

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If you’ve recently discovered termites chewing through your drywall, you may be wondering, “does my homeowner’s insurance cover termite damage?” You’re not alone! Each year, termites cause an estimated $5 million in property damage in the United States. What’s worse, a recent study found that non-native insects cost taxpayers another $1.7 billion in lost property…

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Top Trees That Attract Termites

Controlling termites starts with knowing what attracts these destructive pests and how they survive. Everybody knows that they chew through basically any kind of wood. But the big landscaping question is whether or not they prefer to feed on specific types of tree species. Homeowners will be happy to know that most termites don’t typically attack…

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Where Do Termites Go During the Winter?

  During the winter, homeowners feel like they can relax a little and not worry so much about a destructive termite infestation, even in the buggy southeastern states. But is it a false sense of security? Can termites still invade your home in the dead of the winter? Not all insects die off or go into…

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All About Wood-Boring Bees: Carpenter Bees in AL

We talk a lot about getting rid of termites because they are so destructive and can devastate a home. But there’s another wood-boring insect that can also wreak havoc inside your walls. We’re talking about carpenter bees. August is Honeybee Awareness Month, but homeowners should really be on the lookout for carpenter bees that are making a…

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Treating Wood to Prevent Termites

Termite control keeps us very busy during the spring and summer months. The warm, humid climate of the southeast is the perfect weather for termites to thrive. Of the termite species that are found in the U.S., the eastern subterranean termite is the most common here in Alabama. Every year termites cause billions of dollars…

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What Types of Termites Live in Alabama?

Many homeowners don’t think about termites until they start swarming in spring, but here at Vulcan Termite and Pest Control Inc. we’re on the look out all year long. The southeast region of the U.S. is a hotbed for termite activity, even in the fall and winter. Controlling and eliminating termites in Alabama is so serious…

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Controlling Moles & Voles With Pest Control

Many people mistakenly think that moles and voles hibernate during the winter. In actuality, these furry little critters are active during the cold months in underground tunnels. They may be soft and even a little cute…but moles and voles are a big nuisance for Alabama homeowners. All it takes is one mole burrowing through the winter…

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