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What Kind of Damage Do Termites Cause to a Home?

Termites have evolved with humans. In fact, they are becoming specialists in living among us. Unfortunately, the presence of termites is not only unpleasant but it can cause serious and costly damages to more than one home!

According to the National Pest Management Association, termites cause annually over 5 billion dollars in property damage in the US.

When termites invade our homes, it mostly leads to structural and other damage. These destructive little insects have the greatest potential to reduce the lifespan and value of a property.

Termite damage is usually not covered by homeowners’ insurance so it is necessary to act quickly as soon as you find any signs of infestation in your house. Contact Chem Free Exterminating today for a free inspection, or to find out more.

What kind of damage do termites cause to a home?

Termites are sometimes called “silent destroyers” because of their ability to cause damage without being detected.

These pests can cause all kinds of damage chewing through wood. They are pros at eating wooden house structures, flooring, furniture, various household items made of wood, as well as plastics, fabric, and even wallpaper.

The extensive termite damage can cause floors and walls of a building to collapse due to loss of structural integrity. Underground termites usually
cause the most damage to the structure of the house and are the most undesirable pests.

How do you know if there are termites in your house?

In order to act quickly when you suspect you have some, you need to be able to identify them first.

Look for small, 0.5 to 1 inch long that are narrow and oval. Their bodies have different shades of brown, with 6 legs, 4 wings, and an antenna. The breeding forms usually appear in March and April, and unlike ants, they lack a pinching waist between belly and torso.

Termite control is not for amateurs. So, whenever you notice these insects in your house, it is best to call a pest control company that deals with termite elimination. Also, the chemical products for their removal are not available on the market due to their toxicity.

In addition, termite treatments are very different depending on the types of pests, and that’s another reason to call a pest control specialist like Chem Free Exterminating.

What environment do termites prefer?

Depending on the species, some of the important elements that termites like is high temperature and damp or dry wood. As the temperature rises, there is an increasing threat of these insects.

That is why it is worth paying attention to the conditions that termites like to be able to protect your home effectively against their invasion.

You must be aware that damage from termites doesn’t happen overnight. On the contrary, it accumulates over many years. Because these insects are so destructive, it is essential to contact a professional to protect your house from them. Chem Free Exterminating team will provide valuable information on how to eliminate these harmful insects from your house.

Our highly trained, experienced technicians know the habits and habitats of termites, which is extremely useful for tracking termites and assessing the
level of infestation. Regular and in-depth termite inspections are the basis for effective termite protection of your property.