Termites are a pain to deal with. Termites are sneaky little creatures and they are experts at getting into your home without you even noticing. What do termites do when they are in your home? Well, most people know that they eat wood. So, anything made of wood is fair game for the little pests. For example, they can eat wood flooring, furniture, and even cabinets. But, they can also cause damage in other areas that you may not even be aware of. For instance, they can eat through plaster, metal siding, shingles, and ceilings.
Termites are one of the top causes of extensive home repairs. It is estimated that termites cause billions of dollars in damage to homes across the nation every year. In extreme termite infestations, they can cause the supporting structures of a home to become unsafe, sag, and eventually collapse.
The good news is that you can usually spot signs of termites before they become a serious problem. If you notice wood in your home that looks swollen, buckled, or blistered, you may have termites. It will look similar to water damage, only it will not be damp or obviously wet. Termites can also build mud tubes on the walls on the outside of your home. They are about the size of a pencil and look like they are made of dirt. This is also a sign that you may need your home inspected for termites.
If you feel like your home has a termite problem, call us at Waters Pest Control today. We offer free estimates and inspections so you know exactly what you will be dealing with. We have over 30 years of experience dealing with termites and can kick them out for good!