Located in the far north of the state of Mississippi in Desoto County, Bridgetown has a resident population of over 1,500 people. The town is situated among the Mississippi hill country and part of the Mississippi Delta. Historically, the area around Bridgetown was settled by Europeans following the removal of native peoples, which was sanctioned by the Indian Removal Act of 1830. The area was soon afterwards mapped and divided into townships and ranges. Today the area is one of the forty fastest growing in the United States. The following will explore some of the pest control problem that residents of the area are likely to experience.
Much of the area of the entire state of Mississippi is characterized by a ‘humid subtropical climate’, which sees the area experience long, hot summers and short, mild winters. Precipitation in Bridgetown and the surrounding area is moderately high, with about 50 inches for the yearly average. Snow is possible throughout Mississippi, but is limited to brief periods. Extreme weather activity including hurricanes, tornados and thunderstorms are all possible; however, these events are generally less frequent in the area surrounding Bridgetown than for the rest of the state. The hot year round temperatures and chance of extreme weather has an influence in higher pest activity throughout the state of Mississippi, including Bridgetown.
One of the more common pest complaints in Bridgetown is termites. Termites are a homeowner’s worst nightmare, not for the usual pest related issues such as the spreading of germs or the bites that pests may inflict, but because of the unseen and irreparable damage that they can do to a home. Termites feed on cellulose and as a result are able to easily consume the wood that goes into building many of the homes in the Bridgetown area.
Although termite infestation can be hard to spot with the naked eye, thorough and careful inspection can yield a few clues when it comes to the presence of this particular pest. The first is any evidence of termite excrement. As the diet of termites is almost universally some form of lumber, and thus the droppings of termites can resemble sawdust small wooden pellets. These droppings are referred to as ‘frass’. Another clear sign that termite infestation may be present in a home is any direct evidence of the pests. This can include both sighting a termite or termites directly, or evidence of externally visible structural damage caused by termites. Again, this can be hard to spot but a thorough search can normally turn up evidence of a termite problem when one exists.
Termite infestation is one pest problem that is almost impossible to comprehensively treat through DIY methods. This, combined with the fact that termite infestation can have a devastating impact on the structural integrity of a home, make professional extermination the most sensible option when it comes to their removal.
One of the leading pest control service providers in the entire northern Mississippi area is North Mississippi Pest Control Inc. They can see to a wide range of pest problems, including termite treatment, as well as others that may commonly affect Bridgetown homes. They offer monthly, quarterly and one-time residential pest control treatments, as well as a range of commercial treatment programs.