Termite Dangers and Risks
You may not think about termites being a danger or a risk, but they are to ALL homes and businesses.
Much like high blood pressure is called “the silent killer” because for some, once the signs are evident, it is too late. Termites can thrive inside your home, feasting upon it without you seeing a single sign. If you ignore the signs, it might be too late.
If you wonder about termite risk in the South, refer to Sentricon, the number one brand in termite protection. “Unless you call Alaska home, your house is not safe from termite damage.” That sums it up for us!
Termites are found in over five million homes per year and cause homeowners over FIVE BILLION dollars per year. That’s a lot of termite damage, so yes, termites ARE a risk for this area.
What are the dangers of termites?
Termites are very organized, and efficient and are a danger to your home or business. Don’t “wait to see” signs of termites, or you could be facing a situation like this couple.
While this is a worst-case scenario, just a fraction of the damage would be very costly to repair. Not only are repair costs costly, but you are also putting yourself and your family or your employees at risk. Damaged wood is weakened by termites and will eventually rot and fall away.
Signs of termites
Other than the obvious discovery of living termites, these signs may suggest you have a termite presence in your home or business.
- Swarming: look for lots of discarded and broken wings. Windows, doors, vents, bathtubs, and sinks are common places to find termite wings.
- Mud tubes: look on foundation walls, inside walls, and plumbing pipes. Mud tubes (also called “termite highways”) provide moist places and safety from ants. They are made of moist soil and excrement and start around the diameter of a pencil.
- Damaged wood: knock on wood and if it sounds hollow and gives away easily, look closer. Termites are eating from the inside out and following along the grain of the wood. Many times you will find more mud tubes inside the wood along with living termites.
Prevent and rid your home or business from termite dangers and risks
Termites ARE a risk and a danger to your home. Whether you suspect you have termites or want to prevent termites from ever entering your home or business, we have options.
Our Sentricon Specialist pest technicians at Lawn and Pest Solutions have been highly trained by Sentricon. Not every pest control company qualifies to be able to provide Sentricon service. Sentricon is the number one brand in termite protection and there is a reason that Lawn and Pest Solutions is qualified to be a provider. Contact our office to have your home or business inspected by our specialists. Our licensed technicians serve the North Mississippi and Memphis, Tennessee areas.