Understanding Termites Can Protect Nashville Residents From Heartache

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One of the worst things any Nashville homeowner can hear are the words, "We found termites in your home--and the damage is extensive." Most insurance policies do not cover termite damage. That means it is up to the homeowner to pay for the damage caused by a termite infestation, repairs that can end up being very costly. Termites feed on the inside of wood, and they can tunnel deep into the support structure. When they do, load-bearing beams and studs can weaken and cause secondary damage. This can lead to lots of problems down the road. Let's take a moment to talk about these problems.

Termites start a chain reaction. At first, they tunnel into the wood and weaken it. You're not going to notice this damage because it is deep inside the wood and won't present any external evidence, but weakened wood can sag or cause other studs to warp. This allows gaps to form and moisture to get into your home.

Water damage is also attractive to many pests. Wood softened by water will be chewed on by everything from tiny ants to big, fat rats. As holes are created, it will give access to a whole host of critters. What critters will you get? That depends on what pest pressures you have in your yard.

Over time, termite damage starts to become noticeable. You may start to see termite tunnels exposed. You might find wooden furniture in your home damaged. Walls will start to bulge out and floors will begin to sink. Doors and windows will start to stick.

Termite damage is a heartache you do not have to face. This damage can be prevented. At All-American Pest Control, we protect Nashville homes with the widely trusted Sentricon® System. Sentricon® with Always Active™, scientifically proven termite control product that targets termites--and ONLY termites. It requires no drilling, no trenching, and has no smell. When termites come to attack your Nashville home, they will find the specially formulated bait and share it with their colony. When they do, that colony will die. No more colony...no more threat. Learn more about Sentricon® with Always Active™ here.

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