The Trouble of Termites

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Termites Are a Troubling Concern for Many Homeowners

When thinking about the maintenance and upkeep of your property, ensuring that you don’t have termites is one of the most important steps to take. An infestation of termites can be an expensive problem to have because these pests can cause costly damage to your home’s structure.

Early Signs of a Termite Problem

Termites cause a great deal of damage, but they do it slowly. That means a homeowner might not even notice the damage is being done. To catch these pests in the act before extremely significant repairs might be needed, you should be on the lookout for various signs, including:

  • Drywall that has faded colors or has started to look like it’s saggy
  • Paint that is starting to flake and peel off
  • Any holes in your walls that look as if they might have been caused by a tack where you actually haven’t hung anything up
  • Insect wings that have been shed and left near entryways inside and outside of the home.

Preventing Termites

When your home was first built, methods should have been used to dissuade termites from taking up residence with you. The foundation of a home should always be made from concrete, and there also should be an adequate amount of airflow between any dirt and any wood. Wood should never be directly contacting Earth. 

As time passes you will always want to ensure cracks and holes around your home and its foundation are properly sealed tight. Neglecting to do this can provide an easy entryway for pests such as termites.

If you have a fireplace and keep a stash of wood, be careful and don’t stack it directly up against your home. Termites might end up living in your woodpile.

Professional Termite Inspections 

Having your home regularly inspected for termites can be a crucial measure to maintain the value of your property. There are many methods professionals can use for preventing termites from invading your property. These include using chemicals and various types of barrier protections as well. If you think your home might have a termite problem, contact us today!