Termites are sneaky pests that are a serious threat to every home in Florida. Subterranean termites and drywood termites are known for causing structural damage that can lead to repairs in the thousands. All across the world and annually cause over $5 billion in damages to homes in the United States alone. Regular inspections are necessary to avoid a termite problem, they are tactful and quiet while typically existing underground causing damage for years.
What are signs of a termite infestation?
- Mud tubes
- Also called shelter tubes, these are created by termites from saliva, mud, and feces.
- Structural Damage
- Visible mazes in the walls or furniture is a sure sign of a termite infestation.
- Swollen floors/ceilings
- If you find cracked or bubbling paint, this can either be moisture or an underlying termite
How do termites get inside of my home?
Typically termites will come into a home in search of a water source. Firewood that is on the ground or touching the house will also attract termites.They can easily get inside through any holes, crevices, or cracks in a home’s foundation, siding boards, footers, or between window frames.
How do you prevent termites?
Regular home inspections for termite damage are the best way to avoid an infestation. Yearly termite inspections can save you money and your home with early detection. Our experts might even find something that your own DIY measures may have missed.
If you want to prevent termites from getting in or think you already have a pest infestation in Central Florida contact Drake Lawn & Pest Control and schedule a FREE home inspection at 1-866-685-0188 or click HERE.