Termites are often called the silent destroyer because they may be secretly hiding and thriving in your basement or attic without any immediate signs of damage.
While each termite species thrives in different climates and eats different types of food, all termites require four things to survive:
- optimal temperature
Unfortunately, all homes, regardless of their construction type, can provide these ideal conditions for termite infestation.
3 Things to Know about Termites
Do you have termite problems? Chances are you’re not sure. Many homeowners don’t know these pests are lurking because termites mostly live unseen underground and in the walls of your home. Because an infestation is so difficult to diagnose, termites cause upwards of billions of dollars in home damage each year.
If you’re wondering how to protect your home from these hidden invaders, these three tips
- Termites are more active when and where it’s warm. Termites tend to be more active in warmer temperatures as they work to store food for the winter months. However, in warmer parts of the country, they are a year-round threat. In southern states and warmer climates, you’ll also find more species of termites.
- They may be sneaky, but termites do leave warning signs. Indicators of a termite infestation include wood that sounds hollow when tapped, cracked or bubbling paint, mud tubes on exterior walls or crawl spaces and a temporary swarm of winged insects in or around your home.
- Simple steps can help prevent an infestation. While termite treatment should be left to an Orkin professional, you can take simple steps to help protect your home. Keep gutters and downspouts free of debris, install screens on exterior vents, store firewood and lumber away from your home, and eliminate moisture by fixing pipes and other home fixtures prone to leaking.
Don’t let these troublesome pests put a dent in your home or your wallet. If you’re concerned about termites in your home, call RainCity Pest Control to set up a free inspection
Is this pesky pest bugging you? Please contact Raincity Pest Control. Keeping you and your home safe is our top priority.
Who weighs more Termites or humans?
The total weight of all of the termites in the world is more than the weight of all the humans in the world
When do Termites eat?
Termite colonies eat non-stop, 24 hours a day, seven days a week!
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