Should You Be Worried?
Did you know that most insurance plans don’t cover treatment or repairs due to termites? Since a home is typically your largest asset and investment you want to make sure that you use preventive measures to avoid termite damage.
How Do You Know If You Have Termites?
Unfortunately, you might not be able to ever see the actual termites since they live underground and in the walls of your home.
The US Environmental Protection Agency states that termites rarely emerge from soil, mud tubes, or food sources through which they are tunneling. Most people are not aware they have termites until they see a swarm or come across damage during construction.
Appearance – Telltale Signs
Since you likely won’t see termites, look for these signs:
Since some of these signs are difficult to detect, we recommend regular inspection by a pest-control professional.
Make the Structure Less Attractive to Termites
EPA Safe Pest Control suggests that during construction, use a concrete foundation and leave a ventilation space between the soil and wood. Cover exposed wood surfaces with a sealant or metal barrier.
Maintain the Termite Prevention Features
Best Solution – SCHEDULE A FREE INSPECTION
Contact the professionals at Houseman Services and set up a free inspection of your home. Houseman Services offers a wide range of pest, termite, and lawn solutions. We have been servicing homes and businesses in the Athens, Clarke County area since 1985!