Termites are what we call “silent destroyers.” They can slowly and unknowingly be growing in number in your home, and may be eating their way through crevices and even in sturdy-looking structures, without discernible signs of damage. You may notice their presence only when the structure falls.
Experts approximate that homeowners spend billions of dollars annually to treat infestations as well as repair termite damage. Needless to say, early detection is vital to limit the scope of a colony’s destructiveness. However, this can be difficult to do. All termites feed on cellulose-based plant materials. Unfortunately, most homes, regardless of their construction type, can provide cellulose food for termite penetration. Homeowners rarely see termites, as they hide in concealed nests and devour wood from inside walls. Still, there are ways to detect their existence.
A termite’s mouth can tear pieces of woody materials. While termite workers only measure more or less 1 cm to a few mm in length, their feeding habits are capable of causing costly damage to property. House foundations, furniture, shelves and even books are probable feeding sites for termites.
Underground termite homes usually develop on the ground. Within each mound, termites build complex tunnel systems and mud tunnels through which they enter above-ground food sources. Dry-wood termites, on the other hand, thrive within the wood that they consume. They normally infest walls and furniture.
When a termite colony has developed, winged, swarming termites can be seen around windows as well as doors. Winged termites are greatly attracted to tracks of light and are in action in spring. After mating, these termites find a new breeding site to create another colony, thus spreading infestations throughout a number of locations, particularly in the case of dry-wood termites.
As a home or business owner, you should then be mindful of the risk that termite infestation can do to your property, especially as termite damage is not covered by most home insurance policies.
Aside from seeing termite swarmers during spring, another evident sign of their presence is the damage they cause on your property. To tell if you have termites in your home, is to look for the early damage signs they normally cause.
How then can you conclude that there is indeed a termite infestation in your property? Here are signs of termite damage you can look for:
Termites can create a serious problem not only to your biggest investment, but to you and your family as well. If you suspect termite infestation, call a licensed pest management company to do an inspection right away. A Gilbert termite specialist can recommend a custom-made treatment as well as prevention plan that will involve liquid repellents, baits, wood treatments and, if required, fumigation of the whole structure.
It may take a while before you may actually notice any infestation. Once perceive it, a quick call to a termite specialist will be the best thing you can do. Call us today!
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