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Are termites secretly eating your home? This statement makes some roll their eyes. But with termites doing over $5 billion dollars worth of damage in the United States each year, you need to take a second and ask this question, or you might be steering toward financial ruin.

Termites are a silent pest. They could be in your house right now. You don't know. Because the signs are usually subtle. The mud tubes they build on the foundation of homes could be hidden behind the bushes on the side of your house. The sawdust they leave could be under the deck, porch or patio. The wings that are left behind by a swarm could have blown away in the wind while you slept. Many times it isn't until walls start to buckle, and floor start to sag, that homeowners realize the equity of their home has been eaten by insects. And, this is sometimes enough to put a home into foreclosure.

If you didn't get a professional termite inspection when you purchased your home, don't wait another second. Subterranean termites can do a massive amount of damage to a home, in a short amount of time. "But I had a certified home inspector examine my house", you might say. A home inspector isn't trained or qualified to recognize the signs of a termite infestation. You need a certified pest technician to be sure your home is safe. Not only will a certified termite inspector warn you of current danger, they can show you how to safeguard your investment through the use of a termite monitoring system.

Don't open the yellow pages and call the first pest company you see. Find a company with a proven track record, and reputation for professional service. A highly respected company, like American Pest Control, utilizes modern Integrated Pest Management techniques and environmentally friendly bait systems to monitor and destroy colonies before they can damage your home. With a company like this, you'll know your home is protected. Get informed, and get inspected today.