If you are a homeowner in Middle Tennessee then you are probably quite protective of your living space. After all, you paid good money to have the structures built and furnished. But did you know that in just a short period of time termites could begin to seriously damage your home? In fact, each year termites are responsible for over 5 billion dollars in property damages for homeowners. It’s true and to find out more about termites in Tennessee and how you can stop or prevent termite damage in your own home, please keep reading!
You see, termites are very social creatures and they like to keep the family big. We’re talking thousands to over a million termites in a colony and some properties may have more than one colony. Each termite has a specific job whether it’s producing offspring, protecting the colony, foraging for food, or swarming to reproduce.
The workers who are responsible for finding food sources mark the food and their path with a pheromone trail. This allows hundreds and even thousands of termites to locate a single source of wood and destroy it as they devour, even wood that it seemly safe inside of your home.
It only takes an opening that is 1/32 of an inch for termites to gain access into a home. This means that any areas such as settlement cracks, loose mortar joints, spaces in drain pipes, or any cracks along the foundation are all free game to termite infestations. And even once they are inside, it is not likely you will notice anything until damage has already been done as termites consume wood, working from the inside out.
So, where is the good news in all this? Thankfully the Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System has been developed to not only get rid of termites currently residing underground on your property but also prevent future infestations from happening. With the use of strategically placed baiting stations, the bait containing Recruit HD is actually more enticing to the termites than wood and will begin working right away to eliminate all members of the colony. To learn more about how the system works, click here to view a short video.
At All-American Pest Control, we proudly offer termite protection with the Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System, the very same one that is currently protecting many U.S. historical sites. So, if you are living in Middle Tennessee including Nashville, don’t wait for termites to find your home, please contact us today to learn more about how to protect your precious home from the damage and destruction of termites before hand.