Your home is a place of many things. First, it is where you and your family live. It is where you entertain guests, have meaningful conversations, get creative, etc. Your home is a safe space for your belongings and memories. Sometimes, unfortunately, your home can also be a meal for termites. Termites are one of the most common pests that homeowners have to deal with in the U.S. These small insects can cause a lot of damage to your home if they are not dealt with in a timely manner. Throughout the nation, termites cause about $5 billion in damage to homes each year!
Termites are an insect that can cause a lot of damage to your home if they aren't dealt with in a timely manner. These small insects are a part of the Isoptera order and there are over 2,000 different species of termites. Termites are often mistaken for ants but they are actually more closely related to cockroaches. Termites eat wood and need water to survive. They work and live in colonies underground, and travel from one infested spot to another. Termites feed on other parts of your home such as drywall, wallpaper, insulation, and even paint.
Termites mostly live in tropical and sub-tropical areas but they can be found in other areas as well. In the United States, there are three main types of termites that homeowners have to deal with. These types are drywood, dampwood, and subterranean. Drywood termites are the most common type of termite in the United States. In some cases, subterranean termites can be present in some areas of the state.
Scared of having termites in your home? We don't blame you! To keep yourself prepared and in the know, there are several signs to look for if you have termites.
If you see any of these signs in your home, it's important to call a termite extermination professional as soon as possible. The sooner you catch the problem, the less damage there will be.
The best way to prevent termites is by being proactive. You can do this in a few different ways:
For more pest prevention tips for the spring, check out this blog!
Dealing with termites can be a nightmare for any homeowner. If you suspect that you may have a termite infestation, contact Solve Pest Pros! We will come to your home and inspect for termites as well as any other pests. We will develop a customized plan to get rid of your termite problem quickly and efficiently. We are a local company that understands the local environment, and we care about our customers. Schedule today to get started!