Although a termite infestation may not cause immediate problems that are noticeable to the average homeowner, the long term effects can be devastating on a home. Over time, termites can cause structural damage and deal a significant blow to your wallet. While one termite may take years to do enough damage to be noticed, a colony can quickly destroy by consuming a two by four that is one foot long in just four months.
Termites eat wood and are an important part of the circle of life, as they make organic matter from dead trees. The problem comes when they start doing their job within the walls of your home!
Termites are soft-bodied insects with a digestive system full of microorganisms that can digest cellulose. They use their hard jaws to bite and chew through small fragments of wood. You may not notice a problem with termites at the beginning of an infestation, but without the proper termite treatment, you may have a serious problem on your hands.
Termites reproduce most often in the fall and the spring, but can create new swarms at any time of the year. This allows them to reproduce quickly, leaving you with a huge problem on your hands before you even realize there is an issue.
Undetected Termite Problems
Even after serious damage is done to your home, it can be difficult to determine if you have a termite problem without the right training and experience. Termite activity can be hard to identify for the following reasons:
- Typically, termite damage is done beneath visible wood beams, making it hard to see for the average homeowner.
- Many homeowners ignore termite swarms, not fully realizing what they are.
- Termites often do damage underneath stored materials, and may not be noticed until those materials are moved.
In order to avoid serious damage to your home, we recommend that a full termite inspection be performed by a licensed professional from Planet Orange. At this time, infestation concerns are addressed and a plan is created to rid your home of termites.
Protecting Your Home With Termite Treatment
Left unchecked, termites can slowly eat through the walls of your home until you are facing significant issues with your home’s structure and your wallet. Here at Planet Orange, we offer eco-friendly termite treatment that allows you to rest easy at night knowing your home is protected from a termite infestation without damaging the environment.
Call us today to discuss our termite treatment with a licensed professional that can ensure your home is safe. Best of all – our termite inspections are completely free – so you have nothing to lose from getting peace of mind from one of our experienced team. Don’t put it off any longer – we’d be happy to help.