Termites and Structural Damage

Oh My Lord, I have Termites! Termites can cause severe Structural Damage to your home or business building. I recall when I was a little girl, the home we lived in had termites. Often, when my mother and her friend would visit at the kitchen table over a cup of coffee, I heard them complaining about the termites biting them on their legs. Termites are more than just an uncomfortable pest and once they are noticed, it is important to find a reliable Pest Control Specialist and have your Termite infestation treated to help limit the structural damage.

Keep in mind that the longer the termite infestation is ignored, the more structural damage will take place and the cost of the repair of  the damage will only increase as time goes on. Termites are soft bodied little insect creatures with wings that consume wood. With every bite of every little termite your home or business is literally being eaten before your eyes.

Q: How will I know if my home is infested?
A: Discovering winged termites indoors almost always indicates an infestation warranting treatment.

People often confuse winged termites with ants, which often swarm at the same time of year. Termites can be differentiated by their straight antennae, uniform waist and wings of equal size. (Ants have elbowed antennae, constricted waists and forewings that are longer than the hind wings.)

It is very important that once your home or business has been treated and is determined to be free of termites, the structural damage should be repaired. Some structural damage can impair the integrity of the structure considering quite a few support beams are usually made of wood which is the common source of food for these little winged pests. Of course there are many types of pests that cause damage to a home and are quite a nuisance and can pose health risks, Termites seem to cause a great deal damage because they live off of the wood that your home is made of.

Check out this video about how to identify termites.

Termites can create such a huge amount of structural damage within a few months. It is a great idea to know what to look for.

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