With the rising summer temperatures many homeowners find themselves spending more time outside of their home. Whether you’re cutting the grass, repainting your deck, or just sitting on your porch, you are probably seeing a lot more of the outside of your home in the summer than you do in the winter. While spending more time outside is great, it can also open your eyes to many problems with the home you didn’t see before. As summer rolls around, so do the termites. Termites are one of the worst things that can happen to a home. With inspections, control, and treatment, termite costs can become extremely expensive very quickly.
In the summer months subterranean termites will swarm in large groups. Once back under the soil they will begin to find their way into the foundation of your home and eat it from the inside out. Because of how termites eat at wood from the inside out, it can often be nearly impossible for the average homeowner to spot the damage before it’s collapsing the wood. There are steps you can take to locate the problem yourself. Some of those steps include searching the outside of your doors for small slits in the wood that may be acting as entrances for the termites, and knocking on the wood in your home to see if it sounds hollow. If either of those signs are in your home, you probably have a termite problem. Even if you don’t see any of the signs mentioned above, it’s a good idea to have a professional take a look. Termite inspections are a great option if you want to find the problem and stop it in its tracks before it becomes worse.
By hiring an experienced termite company like Best Rate, you know we can find the source of the problem and begin taking steps towards fixing it. To remove termites from the home a termite company has a variety of techniques they can use. Termite fumigation and localized treatments are great options to rid your home of the pesky problem before it causes serious damage. Termite treatment is a great step in learning how to fix the problem, but learning more about termite control and prevention for your home is a vital step too.
Call our office at 619-229-0116, and one of our knowledgeable staff will gladly assist you in taking the first steps towards fixing your termite problem!