Termites are resilient woodeaters! They travel through soil, woodpiles, dead trees, stumps, roots near your home and even through stored wood alongside your property, using them as a bridge to infest your property and cause damage to both your home and your wallet.
This type of Termite feasting on the wood in your home cost US homeowners a whopping $5 Billion dollars each year and an average of $3000, to repair their damage.
Most times, Termites are hard at work within the wood, in beams and other wooden frameworks and usually found, when it's too late. The termite queen can live for 25 years discreetly and lays an egg, every 15 seconds, which ultimately, makes your home an ideal Termite dwelling and a trap for you.
Such predicaments can be avoided, if you know what to look for and possibly take matters into your own hands.Termites are often mistaken for Ants, therefore, Identification must be made before any treatment is administered.
*Keep mulch several inches below wooden parts of the home.
*Remove woodpiles, dead trees, stumps, and roots near the home.
*Store firewood several feet away from buildings and off the ground.
*Remove wood and paper stored under your home, in the basement or crawlspace.
*Reduce moisture near the foundation of buildings.
*Divert rain water away from the home.
*Repair any leaking pipes, faucets, or air conditioners.
*Keep crawl spaces dry and well ventilated.
*Repair foundation cracks, as quickly as possible.
If you're unsure of what to look for and/ or have any of the scenarios listed above around your property and in need of professional help, contact Citi Termite Control for a consultation.