It goes without question that a termite infestation in your home is less than ideal. Though you want to rid your home of any kind of pest infestation, you especially want to take the steps to make sure pests don’t come and infest your home. While they won’t physically hurt you like bed bugs or other pests, they can do a lot of damage to the physical being of your house.
Termites cause more damage to your home than you may think, so it’s very important to have a trusted termite and pest control company on hand to make sure termite removal is never more than one call away. But what kind of damage will termites exactly do to your home? Here’s a list of some of the most serious damage termites can do to your home:
- Structure. Because termites need moisture rich soil to thrive, most termites will build their colonies in the foundational wood of your home, like in crawl spaces and foundational walls. Once termites settle, they can cause serious damage not only to those areas, but to other structural areas as well. These areas are extremely hard to fix, and can end up costing a lot to repair.
- Indoors. When the termites inside your walls are not removed, they can move into the inside of your home and continue wreaking havoc. Dry wood termites in particular can cause damage to wood furniture in your home, as they do not need the moisture rich soil to survive. That’s why it’s so important to call a pest removal company as soon as you think you have a termite infestation so it doesn’t get any worse than it needs to be!
- Windows and Doors. Although some areas of your home will be difficult to check for termite damage, other areas such as your windows and doors will be easy to inspect. These entryways are typically installed with wood, and so it’s extremely important to make sure there’s no damage there that could cause further damage. Signs of termite damage to these areas are weakness, cracks and holes in the wood, or waviness.
Rid All Termite and Pest Solutions has been serving a variety of Mississippi and Tennessee cities for over 20 years. With over 10,000 homes served on our belt, our experienced technicians are committed to making your house as sturdy and safe as possible with our superior pest removal services. For a full list of services, visit our website or give us a call at 901-377-9915.