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Can Termites Destroy Your House? Short Answer Yes!

Termites are small insects that live in colonies and feed on dead plant material, such as wood. They are found in many parts of the world and are considered a major pest because they can cause significant damage to buildings and other structures made of wood.

There are several different types of termites, including subterranean, drywood, and dampwood termites. Subterranean termites are the most common and widespread type of termite in the United States. They live underground in large colonies and build mud tubes to reach above-ground sources of food, such as the wood in buildings.

Termites can cause significant damage to wooden structures because they feed on the cellulose found in wood. They are able to eat wood from the inside out, leaving only a thin outer layer, and they can go undetected for long periods of time. This makes it important to regularly inspect your property for signs of termite activity and to have any infestations treated by a professional pest control company. Here are three reasons why you should get termites treated by a professional:

  1. Professional pest control companies have the expertise and experience to effectively treat termite infestations and prevent future infestations. They use a variety of methods, such as baiting and liquid treatments, to kill termites and prevent them from returning.

  2. Treating termites on your own can be difficult and time-consuming. Termites live in large colonies, and it can be challenging to locate and treat all of the termites in an infestation. Professional pest control companies have the tools and knowledge to quickly and efficiently treat termite infestations.

  3. If left untreated, termite infestations can cause significant damage to your property. Termites can eat through the wooden structures of your home or business, leading to costly repairs. By treating termite infestations promptly and professionally, you can prevent costly damage and protect the value of your property.

In conclusion, termites are small insects that can cause significant damage to wooden structures. If gone unnoticed can yes, even destroy your home. Just give us a call at (623) 745-311 and schedule your FREE inspection with one of our licensed, background checked, and trained professionals.

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