Termites are not to be taken lightly. Many people often wonder—how much damage can these tiny pests cause? The answer: a lot. So much so that it’s estimated termites cause 5 billion dollars worth of damage to structures in the United States, per year. What’s even scarier is that much of this damage and repairs is not covered by homeowners insurance. So, as you can imagine, a termite problem can cause major financial strain.
Just how do termites cause all this damage? By chewing through anything they can, incusing support beams, walls and even floors. And these pests are busy—they feed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They are often called “silent pests” because homeowners don’t realize they have a termite problem until there is noticeable damage to their home.
Needless to say, it is critical for homeowners to have an annual termite inspection by a professional pest control company that specializes in termite control. And if you notice any signs of termites, notify your pest controller right away. Remember—termites are always at work, so the sooner you remediate the problem the better.
Have you ever had an experience with termites? Were you aware of just how destructive these pests can be?