For over millions of years the real king of the underworld has been the termite. These tiny insects have been chewing their way through wood, drywall, plastics and any other material made of cellulose that can be found in the construction of your home. Not known to be fussy eaters, they will eat about any wood product that they can sink their mandibles into. These destructive little pests cause more than $5 billion in damages a year to properties around the country. Just like everywhere else in the country, there are termites in Brentwood.
There is a good chance that you might not even know that termites have moved into your home, that is until they have already done significant damage. Telltale signs include holes that look like tunnels in beams, trim, window sills and even furniture. You might want to take the time to inspect these areas as well as hidden areas in your attic or crawl spaces for damage from time to time. A termite infestation might be hard to spot with the untrained eye. Regular inspections from your local TN pest control professionals can keep your home pest and damage free.
There are ways to diminish the possibility of in infestation. First, you should make sure that water is diverted away from your foundation properly by using downspouts and gutters. Termites, like all living creatures, need water to sustain themselves. You can also reduce the humidity that can be found in basements and crawl spaces with proper ventilation. It is also important that you make sure that any wood beams in your home have at least a one inch gap between it and the soil. Firewood is another concern. Keep all firewood at least 20 feet from the house. Though you can help reduce the possibility of infestation, there is never a sure way to prevent it. If you do suspect that you have a termite problem, a local and quality pest control company, like All-American, can help you determine if you do in fact have an infestation and help you to achieve and maintain a termite free property.