The annual cost of termite damage and control measures in the U.S. is estimated at $5 billion dollars.
The most robust termite season is just about to begin.
There are two types of homes: Those that have termites, and those that could get them.
The type of destruction termites can cause homes is immense. EHS Pest Control does free examinations to check for the pests.
Signs like hollow-sounding wood or papery wings near windows mean termites could already be feasting on your home.
Termites might swarm out in another area, but if the sun is shining through a particular window, they're going to that window. And a lot of times that's when you're going to see the dead swarmers or the wings laying there.
Some preventative measures are as simple as where you store wood.
People have fire places and they generally store wood near the house. That's the last thing you want to do. You want to get that wood away from the home, because that is termite food right there by the home.
Homeowners can get termite bait systems set up around their homes; it’s best to get ahead of the problem.
Call a professional, have them come in and do a good inspection of your home. If there is an issue, you can go ahead and address it before it gets out of hand. If left untreated, it can certainly get out of hand.
For more information on termite control, contact EHS Pest in Norwood.