Termites are feared by homeowners, and for good reason, as they can cause thousands of dollars of damage to your home. As they are often undetectable, they can enter your home and continually eat away at the wooden structures inside. It can take several months before termite activity is ever discovered. Termite damage is preventable if you take the proper precautions. Keep reading to learn more about common termite damage.
Damage Done to Walls
Oftentimes, termites make their home inside your walls. As a result of them eating away at the structure of the wall, it is common for damage to be done to your walls due to termites. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to determine this kind of damage until it has been done. This is why it is important to have regularly scheduled inspections done by pest control professionals.
It is well known that termites feast on wood, but they also eat other items that contain cellulose, such as carpets, picture frames and even books. It is also possible for termites to nest and lay their eggs underneath the carpet. Because of this, it is common to have carpet damage due to termites.
Damage done to the foundation of the home is the most costly and most dangerous to your home. If enough damage is done, your home may become uninhabitable. Subterranean termites are usually the type of termite that causes this kind of damage. This species live underneath the earth and work their way into your home through the ground and into your basement. It is highly recommended that you have your home inspected for this species of termites.
If you suspect that you have termite activity, do not wait until the damage becomes worse to take action. Contact us at A-Academy Termite & Pest Control today!