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ALBANY, GA - (WALB) -

The termite threat will soon increase in south Georgia.

Termites eat 24-hours a day, 7-days a week on cellulose in wood and paper products.

They cause more than 5-billion dollars in property damage every year.

Take a look at this painting which termites ate after eating their way through the wall it was hanging on.

Exterminators say the cold, wet winter slowed termites a little, but this week's warm-up will get them active again.

Adams Exterminators Vice President Bridges Sinyard said "Basically for about the next 8 weeks is when they are going to reproduce, and then for the rest of the year they will be chewing away on people's houses."

Specialists say termites are usually not discovered until they cause extensive damage which is not covered by most homeowner's insurance.

They recommend having a professional check your home at least every three years.

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