We’ve all heard the horror stories of termites leaving extensive property damages to homes and businesses in Tennessee but it is hard to image if you have not been victim yourself. Our Nashville exterminators are here to let you know that termites in Nashville are capable of a more property damage than you may realize. Perhaps the worst part of having an infestation of Eastern subterranean termites (the species that we find in our area) is that they work behind the scenes. This means that by the time most people find evidence of termites, it is too late and the damage has already been done.
Eastern subterranean termites live in underground colonies usually outside. They consume wood sources and break down the cellulose which is very beneficial when done in nature. But the trouble is that when termite colonies are near a home, they will often find their way inside the home to continue feeding which means they can break down wood fixtures, structures of the home, paper, books and other products that contain cellulose. A lot of damage occurs in the basement or foundation of the home because this is where termites typically find access to the inner structures of the home.
Signs of termite damage include:
Hollowed out wood or wood with carved tunnels
Warped window sills and door frames
Small holes in wood structures or wood fixtures
Sagging of ceilings that may appear to be water damage
How bad does termite damage get? Well, termites work 24/7 and there can be millions of termites in a single colony. Let’s not forget the more than $5 billion reported in property damages each year just in the U.S. from termites. That’s more than fires, hurricanes and many other major disasters! So millions of little worker termites chewing through the wood structures of your home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; you can see that damages will quickly get out of hand and leave homeowners with a large bill for both extermination services as well as the expensive remediation costs to replace wood structures.
The good news is that the Nashville pest control team at All-American Pest Control can stop the nightmare of a termite infestation from ever happening. Our termite baiting system, the Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System is proven to stop termites before they have the chance to damage your home and property.
The fact is that termites in Nashville are a serious problem. Eight out of ten homes that we have installed the Sentricon® System in, we have been able to find termites and eliminate the colonies within the first year. So before termites have the chance to wreak havoc and before you experience first hand just how severe termite damages can be, please contact us to learn more about our Nashville termite control services!