Princeton Termite Control
Termites are social bugs that eat dead plant material such as wood. The insects live in large colonies that can grow to include millions of bugs. They also enjoy living in tropical environments. There are over 4,000 termite species in existence. However, only 10 percent of the breed negatively affects people.
How Termites Cause Harm to Structures
If you suspect that you have termites, then be sure to call us immediately as they can cause immense damage to wood structures by eating it. They are also hard to detect. Keep in mind that termites will eat carpet, clothes and paper as well as electrical wiring, plumbing pipes and even your home's insulation.
How Termites Affect People
Termites do not bite people. Furthermore, they do not carry transmittable diseases. However, they can eat the interior areas of your home. As a result, your home’s walls and floors will look sturdy, but internally, they may be full of tunnels, which can cause your home to become unsafe. The insects also weaken foundations and kill landscaping elements such as trees and bushes.
Cost and Prevention in Mercer County
In the United States, termite damage totals about $2 billion. In fact, according to the CDC, the bugs cause more damage to homes across the nation than fire and wind combined. To prevent termites from making your home a snack, keep firewood, scrap wood and mulch stored away from your residence. In addition, don’t grow shrubs or trees near your home’s foundation.
When termites invade your home, they can cause major damage. Furthermore, the pests are tough to eliminate. Therefore, consider contacting us at A-Academy as we have the equipment and the expertise to exterminate them.