Cellulose, it’s what’s for Dinner!


One of the best things about Italian food is the cheese! But, the parmesan you use on your Italian meal might not be what you think it is. In fact, the cheese in your refrigerator may contain the same thing termites eat, cellulose. Cellulose is not a natural part of the cheese making process but an additive derived from wood pulp; some cheese makers have been using this as filler and a cost cutting measure. The good news is cellulose is completely safe to eat, but you certainly aren’t being told that’s what you’re eating. Untitled

Termites LOVE cellulose, it’s their main source of nutrients. Beyond wood, termites can feast on other things containing cellulose: roots, mulch, paper, cardboard, cotton, burlap, and the occasional fruit or nut. Additionally, termites require large amounts of moisture, and soil is the main water source. Soil moisture means subterranean termites often invade homes and other buildings from the base of the structure. Once they create tunnels into your home they get started eating, and move quickly!

The best way to deal with termites is to stop them before they get the chance to make your home their next meal. With the Sentricon® System with Always Active™ technology, you get a protective barrier that helps prevent termites from penetrating your home. Sentricon is the number one subterranean termite system for home protection; it not only prevents termites from entering the home but eliminates any colonies that may have already moved in. Termite damage is not covered by most homeowners’ insurance, so protect your biggest investment.

To learn more about the Sentricon System, for your existing or new construction home, call your local area experts at HomeTeam Pest Defense (877) 461-7378 or visit www.pestdefense.com.

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