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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Don’t Let Termites Take a Bite Out of Your Home

Your home is your pride and joy — your single biggest investment — but what happens when termites take advantage of your hospitality? These wood-loving critters wrack up a staggering $5 billion a year in damages that most insurance policies won’t cover.

Though active in 49 states, termites are most prolific in warm, humid Southern climates, where they burrow tunnels and chambers within walls, furniture and foundations — making drastic changes to homes in the process.

The average cost to repair a home overrun with termites is $3,000 for structural damages, and $2,000 for cosmetic damages like discolored sheetrock, buckling floors, peeling paint and hardwood floor repair. Factor in the cost of chemicals and bait, labor, training and service hours, and you’ll have to spend another $4 to $7 per linear foot of your home.

Early intervention can save you thousands of dollars and prevent lasting structural damage. Find out how you can detect these costly pests before they take up permanent residence in your home.

Termites may be terrifying, but they don’t have to become permanent squatters in your home. The experts at Arrow can assess your home for evidence of termites and implement lasting, cost-efficient solutions. Contact Arrow today to schedule an inspection.