Why Termites Are as Bad as You Think
Ecologically speaking, termites offer some benefits to the ecosystem. They recycle dead and decaying trees, aerate and improve soil condition, and help break down tough fiber in plants and trees. Despite these environmental contributions, why do most homeowners cringe at the very thought of what the word “termite” brings. What can termites do to cause damage to properties?
The Bad Side of Termites
• They work surreptitiously and reproduce rapidly. Termites are subterranean creatures that are generally invisible and undetected. They live under the ground in relentless search for wood to nourish them. They build mud tubes as path for their periodic trip to the soil surface for moisture, and then they continue to work around the clock. They multiply rapidly to cause severe damage to your home or business more than you can see.
• They can cause herculean damage to existing structures. In just five months, a tiny colony of termites can consume a linear foot of wood. If your property is swarmed by a colony numbering from 200,000 to 500,000 voracious eaters, the damage can reach to unimaginable extent. According to the National Pest Management Association, termites are to be blamed for over $5 billion worth of damages to homes and business each year – more than the combined damage wrought by fires, earthquakes, floods, and hurricanes.
• They have unappeasable appetite. Like the rest of the entire subterranean genus, termites in College Station have insatiable appetite for cellulose material found in wood, textiles, and leather. If your house is made of metal, brick or cement you’re practically safe from the ever-hungry eaters. However, if you live near a wooded area, standing water, or termite-infested neighbourhood, chances are higher for your property to be one of the four million homes damaged by termites each year.
While there are plenty of common-sense measures and home remedies that you can undertake to protect your most important investment from the non-stop eating termite colonies, it’s worth calling a professional pest control company to solve the gnawing problem. Don’t become part of the statistics. Call the experts before it’s too late to salvage anything. A company that can install Christmas lights during the holidays at the same time sounds an even better choice.