Delaware County Termite Control & Extermination

Termites have lived on Earth for more than 250 million years and damage more than 600,000 homes in the United States every year. There are 45 species of termites in the United States and over 2,000 species worldwide. Some reports claim that the total weight of all the termites in the world is greater than the weight of all the humans in the world! Since termites are prevalent and since homeowner’s insurance does not cover termite damage, it is best to know some facts about termites and how to detect them in order to prevent damage to your home.

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 Termites are social insects that live in colonies with social structures, much like ants do. They eat non-stop. They build large nests and dig tunnels in buildings and houses and damage wooden beams and support structures, making the structures weak and potentially dangerous. Termites can destroy foundations, plastic plumbing, sub-flooring, wooden support beams, and insulation. Some estimates state that termites can cause up to two billion dollars of damage per year worldwide and do more damage to homes than tornadoes, hurricanes, and wind and hail storms combined.

Signs of termites in your Delaware County home

Subterranean termite colonies may nest close to your home, but as far away as 18 inches. Some signs of a termite infestation can include visible mud holes, termite droppings, exit holes, wood damage, and bubbling or peeling paint. It is best to prevent them, or at least locate them early on before they have done extensive damage to your home, which can be dangerous and also very costly to repair.

Professional Termite Control

Since there are many different species of termites, detecting them can be difficult in most cases. Calling an expert termite specialist is recommended. A professional exterminator knows the biology and behavior of each species and can detect if they are present in and around your home.

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