Termites love feeding on most people’s biggest investment: their home. In the U.S. alone, termites cause more than $5 billion worth of damage every year. Despite this, termite damage is not covered by most homeowners' insurance policies. Since termites are found nationwide, there’s a constant risk of termite infestations applies to your home or business.
Did you know? •Termites on earth outweigh humans on earth. • Termites work 24 hours a day; they do not sleep. • A mature colony of Formosan termites can number in the millions and eat 13 ounces of wood per day. (2017. Termidor Home) • In residential areas where termite pressure is high, research showed an average of 25 colonies per acre, with a maximum of 75 colonies per acre.1 • When one termite colony is eliminated from an area, another colony often moves in to fill the vacated niche.
Warning signs of an infestation. The best way to determine if termites are in your home is with a thorough inspection from a pest management professional, like Pest Professionals. Unfortunately, termites don’t always leave apparent warning signs, but here are a few to be aware of: • Visible termite swarms during the day or early evening, often after rainfall • Termites or termite wings on windowsills or along walls • Shelter tubes or mud tubes appearing around the foundation • Baseboards and floors that sound hollow or sag • Evidence of termite damage to wood in or around windows and doorframes