Damage Caused By Wood Destroying Insects
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If termites haven’t yet invaded your home by the chilly late fall weeks, you may be safe for the winter. These pests sometimes die when the temperature dips below 48 degrees. But the subterranean variety may just burrow deeper into the earth to stay warm, surviving in moist tunnels around the perimeter of your home. If you’re already the victim of an infestation, you’ll find that termite colonies are most likely still active inside, although at a slower pace than during the warmer months.
How to Spot a Termite Invasion
They may be moving more slowly, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t wreaking havoc. Termite populations are able to do the most damage to your home when you’re unaware of their existence. If you know what to look for, you can save a lot of money on structural damage repair. Any of the following could signal a termite infestation:
- Warped wood
- Bloated walls
- Termite wings or bodies
- Hollow-sounding baseboards, floors, and walls
- Damp tunnels, called mud tubes, often near your home’s foundation
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If you see any of these signs, it’s time to contact a professional termite control service. The sooner you call in the pros, the less extensive the damage is likely to be.
- A single colony can chew through a 2” x 4” board in a couple of months
- Termites cause billions of dollars in U.S. home damage each year
- Some species will eat their way through lead, asphalt, plaster, and mortar to find tasty wood
If termites are found in your home, Anderson will work diligently to remove every last one, quickly and safely. And our termite treatment program is 100% guaranteed.
Termite Prevention is Key
To protect your home, prevention is the number one step you can take. By the time you find out you have termites, there’s already significant damage done. Take the steps now to begin a termite prevention program.
Anderson’s Termite Protection Program is designed to keep your home termite-free all year round. We’ll come out four times a year and provide an in-depth inspection of your property to ensure there is no termite presence. Our program also includes a variety of other prevention techniques that are performed during each visit. The best part? The prevention program comes with a full guarantee, all year long.