It may sound like it’s from the pages of a horror story, but it is the reality for many homeowners in Nashville and Middle Tennessee; termites quietly creeping into your home and robbing you. While termites don’t take your belongings they can potentially steal your dreams of homeownership you’ve spent years building. A lot of people have heard of termites or seen them talked about on TV, but have no real idea what these insects are capable of. A National Pest Management Association estimate says about $5 billion damage is credited to termites in the U.S. per year.
While termites don’t pose an immediate threat to the health of humans they can be more than a little dangerous to your home. They do not sting, bite or carry harmful diseases but can do extensive structural damage that can take a lot of time and money to fix, if it’s even fixable. They can do damage to the foundation of your home, chew holes in furniture, and eat paths through support beams, floor joints and wall studs. They can even damage your personal library of books. Click here to learn more about termites.
If there is one termite in your home, you can bet there’s a lot more than that close by. Termites live in massive colonies and they work together 24 hours a day, to do a lot of damage in a short period of time. Most common pesticides don’t work on this particular insect, and the ones that do, require careful application by a trained professional. That is why it is so important for termites in Tennessee and anywhere across the country to be taken care of and eliminated by a professional.
Since termites are known as “silent destroyers,” they often stay hidden until the damage they have done is obvious. Termites do their work from the inside out, so it can be tough to spot the damage before it is extensive so it can be nearly impossible to know if you have a termite infestation before it’s too late. Some telltale signs of a termite problem are hollow-sounding wood, cracked or distorted paint on wood surfaces, mud tubes on surfaces such as the foundation of your home, sawdust piles and discarded wings. These signs can be really hard to spot, and even if you do notice them, quite often some damage has already been done. That is why it is so important to have a termite control plan in place and to have a professional perform inspections on your home on a regular basis or make use of a termite monitoring system. Nashville termite control specialists can help you come up with the best way to get rid of termites from your home as quickly as possible to minimize the damage caused by these insects.
Not only is time of the essence when getting rid of termites but prevention is a key part in keeping your home structurally sound, without having to spend your entire life’s savings in home repairs. That is why our team of Nashville termite control specialists take great pride in offering the Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System. This is a termite baiting and monitoring system that works around the clock to make sure that termites do not have a chance to form colonies near your home. The best part, it's also considered green termite control due to the very small usage of active bait and the fact that there is no need for digging, trenching or otherwise harming the environment. Visit our termite control page to learn more!
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