How Fast Can Termites Damage Your Home
There are dozens of different types of problematic pests. Some pests spread disease. Others bite. Others are simply frightening to look at. But for homeowners, often the greatest threat isn’t to your health and wellness. It’s to your property.
Termites may not carry disease, and they may not bite, but the amount of damage they can do to your home is substantial. In addition, the more termite damage your home has received, the harder your home is to sell – costing you thousands of dollars in lost equity.
But perhaps the worst part is that termites can damage your property quickly. The speed that termites do damage can be surprising even to diligent homeowners that check their property often and believe they caught the problem early.
The speed of Termite Damage
Termites eat wood quickly. A small colony can eat about a full foot of 2 x 4 within 6 months. If that doesn’t sound like a lot of damage, remember that they do not eat wood evenly – they dig holes and borrows throughout the wood, weakening your property all over and creating holes that can attract moisture and cause further damage.
In addition, recall that 6 months is only for small colonies. Larger colonies can eat wood at a speed that is significantly faster, and designed for nests of 60,000 termites or more at a time. In addition, termites cause other types of damage, including:
- Cracked Wood
- Moisture, and More
Termite infestations also tend to go unnoticed until they have become severe, which means that although you may think the termites only recently invaded, they may have been present for months without being noticed.
Call Today for Termite Inspections and Control in Arizona
Green Home Pest Control is the number one choice for termite inspections and elimination, with the ability to find even the smallest signs of termites of the property and eliminate them quickly and effectively. Our technicians are friendly, knowledgeable, and trained in the latest techniques. We service Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Peoria, Surprise, and more. If you are interested in learning more about our termite services, please give us a call today at (480) 525-7378.
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