The arrival of spring's warmer temperatures also means the
arrival of spring pests. The wet conditions we experienced this
winter provided the prefect breeding ground for one of our region's
most dangerous pests, termites. Termites cause more than $5 billion
in property damage every year, despite cold temperatures. And the
damage incurred by termites is often an expense that is not covered
by homeowners' insurance.
Termites chew through structures 24-hours a day and can be found
in various places throughout the home including concrete, wood,
carpeting, floors and even wallpaper.
Because a termite infestation may be hard to control, it is
important for homeowners to be vigilant now in protecting their
homes. Arrow Exterminators encourages homeowners to always be on
the lookout for signs of termite infestation, including:
- Evidence of mud tunneling in, over and under wood
- Wooden structures exhibit darkening or blistering;
- Damaged wood becoming extremely thin.
If you suspect a termite infestation, contact your local Arrow
pest control professional immediately to set up an inspection. Once
a termite infestation begins, significant damage can be caused
Prevent termites from entering your home by following these
- Eliminate moisture around foundations. Also, divert water from
the house by using proper downspouts and gutters because termites
are attracted to water.
- Seal cracks and holes, including areas where utilities and
pipes enter the home.
- Do not stack firewood or lumber near home, and inspect it
carefully before bringing it indoors.
- Keep tree branches, shrubbery and ground covering well trimmed
and away from the house.
- Reduce humidity in crawl spaces with proper ventilation.