Vulcan Termite and Pest Control goes one step further with nearly 300 years of combined experience

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As unsightly and frustrating as a weed-riddled lawn may be, the real threat to a residential or commercial business isn’t in the warmth of the sun, but instead lurks in the foundations of buildings, doing business in solitude for the worst .

These threats come in the form of pests such as termites, small rodents, and household insects. Termites alone are responsible for property damage of more than 1 to 2 billion US dollars per year in the USA. The job of preventing these unwanted visitors rests with Vulcan Termite and Pest Control, which is locally owned and based in Pelham, Alabama.

The company prides itself on its instinct when it comes to protecting residential and commercial buildings. With over 30 employees bringing together nearly 300 years of pest control experience, it’s no wonder Vulcan is one of the top pest control companies in the state.

“We are experienced and care for our customers in ways that some people don’t,” said Fred Smith, general manager of Vulcan Termite and Pest Control. “We believe in building a relationship with these customers. We not only offer termite control, but also pest control services, mosquito services and wildlife exclusion services. “

Founded in 1965, Vulcan operates in five counties around the Birmingham metropolitan area and has spent a lot of time working in the Trussville area while new homes are being built in the fast-growing city.

“With a lot of new builds and lots of new neighborhoods being developed, we find that people are forgetting their termite control,” said Smith. “People really have to stick with it. At this time of year when people are working on their taxes, people have to look at their termite contract as well. See what it says and study it. If you have any questions, give us a call and we will be happy to help. “

If left untested, a termite infestation in a residential or commercial building can have devastating consequences. Termites can damage girders, roof supports, ceiling joists, wall posts, posts and foundations if they are not detected. Add to this the fact that termites thrive in warmer weather and are therefore most prevalent in the south, southeast, west, and southwest, with Alabama living in the five states with the highest risk of termite damage.

Maintenance and constant monitoring are therefore required.

Knowledge, Smith said, is the best deterrent in pest and termite control, which is why Vulcan does its best to educate its customers about termite control and the need to properly maintain their business or home. As a bonus, Vulcan is extending repair contracts that few other pest control companies offer. Repair contracts, Smith said, guarantee customers a repair should termites bypass their immune system.

“We’re taking the extra step and getting about 90% of our contracts repaired,” said Smith.

In addition to exterminating termites, Vulcan makes many small animal exclusions, which include raccoons, possums, squirrels, and bats, among others. Vulcan will safely remove the animal and continue to inspect the house to secure possible entrances. Once an animal exclusion is carried out on a home, Vulcan offers a minimum of two years guarantee on the work carried out.

For additional insight, Vulcan has a board certified entomologist who updates the company’s training and keeps it updated on the best “termite and pest control strategies”.

“We’re working to be the best value for money,” said Smith.

Vulcan is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It can be reached at, via a contact form on the website, or by calling (205) 369-6250.

For more detailed information on pests and termite problems, you can visit Vulcan website and access the company’s pest blog, which covers a variety of topics such as education and prevention, and seasonal pests.

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