Damage to an area of a building caused by an infestation of termites can remain undiscovered for a long time especially if the area is hidden from view. Crawl spaces and beneath a house are common areas. Termite colonies take between three and five years to reach maturity and cause major damage due to infestation. Termite infestations can cause damage over a short period of time. A 2- by 4-inch piece of lumber can be consumed over a period of about five months. When a colony of termites infests a building, noticeable damage appears between three and eight years, depending on the size of the colony.All American Pest Services in the Terra Ceia area gets more calls about termites than any other household insect. These serious pests are best left to professionals to ensure they are properly eliminated. In the Terra Ceia area, termites cause thousands of dollars in damage each year. They primarily feed on wood, but also damage paper, books, insulation, and even swimming pool liners and filtration systems. They start off quietly eating away at your home and may go unnoticed until it’s too late and damage has occurred. In addition, a home infested may one day wake up to thousands of winged termites emerging inside your home. Many times, Terra Ceia area homeowners do not notice that their home is infested with termites. Termites can go undetected for years. However, if you see any signs such as:
The presence of mud-like material in irregular patterns lining walls and floors. Termites may excavate the wood so that only a very thin layer of wood is left on the surface of the cavity and the outside. Then this layer is broken; they will cover the holes with mud-like material, used to make the tubes. This is a mixture of soil, feces, and saliva.
The appearance of a swarm that looks like “flying ants.” This indicates a nest may be near.
Piles of wings: Swarmers shed their wings as they enter their next phase of development.
Be safe, not sorry. Contact All American Pest Service if you are in the Terra Ceia area to check and make sure you do not have a termite problem. In addition to our expert technicians, we have a specially trained dog that can “Sniff Out” any termites!
Our termite trained dogs are intelligent and have an acute sense of hearing and smell. They are small enough to get into crawl spaces and will not hurt your floors or walls.
Our technicians look at possible trouble spots closely to make sure you get a thorough inspection. We start in your basement and work our way up.
All wood construction including sills, subfloors, joists, support posts, supporting piers, basement window frames, and wood under porches.
We pay close attention to places where concrete: steps, porches, or slabs join the wooden structure.
We check all hollow blocks, cracks in the cement or brick construction, and expansion joints.
We will even check your wood piles, scrape wood, sheds, old exterior tree stumps, and fence posts.
The average cost of termite damage repair can run you between $8,000 to $20,000. Contact All American Pest Services if you are in the Terra Ceia area today. Don’t let a well-organized termite colony consume your home and costs you thousands of dollars.
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