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An attorney in Wise faces more than a year in prison after pleading guilty to federal drug charges.
are warning central Virginia
homeowners that termites may become a problem as warm weather moves into the
area, and offer practical advice on how to keep the pests away from your home.
Experts say the warm
winter made it easy for termites to set up shop, and the problem will likely
get worse as the year progresses. Nick Lupini of Loyal Termite & Pest
Control explains, "Phones have been ringing all winter, which is a great thing.
It was a very mild winter; we didn't have hardly any snow. So once it starts
warming up the phones are going to really start ringing."
Termites can do some of
their worst damage to a home early in the morning.
"Folks come home from
work and there's wings everywhere. It's kind of like the creep show actually,"
The pets need an opening
only 1/64th of an inch wide to enter a structure, which is about the
width of a single strand of hair.
Exterminators say it is
important to treat the entire perimeter of a home. Lupini reminds homeowners to
have their home inspected yearly, and to start maintenance treatments as early
It is best to nip the
problem in the bud as quickly as you can…termite damage repairs can be costly.
Lupini warns, "We've literally
seen $100,000 worth of damage to a home. They'll just eat your home out from