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July 2013 News: Termites – After the Swarm

Here’s our July 2013 newsletter. In this issue: Termites: After the Swarm, Bed Bug Update, Meet Gabe Morrow, and the Sales Tax Holiday is back!

Termites: After the Swarm

Termite damaged baseboard Fayetteville small 300x225 July 2013 News: Termites   After the SwarmFor many homeowners, seeing a termite swarm is their first indication they have a problem with these wood-destroying pests. Termites only swarm in the spring, so if you didn’t see a swarm, you must not have a problem, right? Wrong! Swarms of termites are not the only indication that you have a problem. And since termites eat wood year round but only swarm once a year, it’s important to know the signs you might have termites.

Clegg’s recently published an article titled, What You Need to Know About Termites. Learn common signs of a termite infestation and steps you can take to keep these pests away from your home. If you suspect you might have termites, give Clegg’s a call at 1.888.MR.CLEGG. We offer free termite inspections, so you can find out for sure if you have a termite problem.

Bed Bug Update

“When I originally inspected Mr. Ormond’s home, the infestation and resulting damage was some of the worst I have ever seen,” says Tony Dobbs, Rambo’s handler and pest control/bed bug detection specialist. “I could smell the bugs when I walked in the door.”

Setting up to do a heat treatment in Ayden 300x200 July 2013 News: Termites   After the SwarmClegg’s treated a severe infestation of bed bugs at no charge for an elderly Ayden man and his son in June. The son had medical issues that worsened when home health care services were discontinued due to the bed bug infestation. Clegg’s bed bug specialist Tony Dobbs worked with the Ormond family and area agencies trying to find a solution to cover the cost of the treatment. When this failed, Tony approached Clegg’s corporate office for help. In addition to treating the home at no charge, Clegg’s Greenville team collected donations of gently used furnishings to give to the Ormond family. Read the story…

Employee Profile: Gabe Morrow, Asheville, NC

Gabe Morrow 223x300 July 2013 News: Termites   After the SwarmMeet our new Asheville Branch Manager, Gabe Morrow. Gabe has been working in the pest control industry since 1999. He started as a technician and route manager before becoming branch manager for Clegg’s Termite and Pest Control in Asheville, NC. Gabe is Quality Pro/AIB trained, and has an AGS in General Studies at Ivy Tech State College and an A.S. in Organizational Leadership and Supervision at Purdue University. Gabe holds pest and wood certifications in Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina and Georgia.

Outside of work, Gabe does volunteer work with Grant County Rescue Mission, Wayside Mission and Goodwill Industries. He enjoys jogging and spending his free time outdoors with his wife and daughter. Gabe can be reached at 800-964-8553.

Sales Tax Holiday!

Just a reminder that both North Carolina and South Carolina will hold their annual sales tax holidays from August 2-4 this year. The tax-free weekend allows consumers to purchase certain items and not pay sales tax. Types of items covered are limited and there may be dollar limits of the value of each type of item. Click here to see the list of North Carolina regulations; click here for the list of South Carolina regulations.