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Is Termite Damage Avoidable?

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Life is hard! Everyone knows that some things in life are just not avoidable. Chances are at some point, you will have to acquire some vehicle maintenance. Every month, bills will need to be paid. Naturally, you won’t make it long before you are required to feed your body. These things are necessary and no matter what you do, at some point, you will experience them. Many people see termite damage as something that either will happen or won’t happen and that there is not much they can do about it, but is this true? Can termites be prevented? 

Termites measure in at about 1/8” long but depending on their role within the colony can vary. Worker termites, who do not have wings, are white in color and are a bit smaller. While swarmers are black in color, much larger at about 1/2”, and do have wings. 

Termites are responsible for more than $5 billion worth of damage each year. Termites feed on so much wood that they can create structural damage that could ultimately result in a collapse of the building and walls within it. They are extremely dangerous and the longer they go unnoticed the worse the problem becomes. Keeping an eye out for termites can help you save substantial amounts of money and time in the end. Keeping an eye out for signs of termites can also help address the issue immediately. One of the major signs of termites is holes in wood products. Damage is often extensive enough that it is mistaken for rotted wood, so make sure to inspect wood closely. You may also find mud tubes that the termites create in order to travel around in.

Be careful to avoid any DIY methods when it comes to termites. If treated improperly, termites can continue to do extensive damage. The improper use of many DIY chemicals can result in a risk to the people and pets in your home. Eradicating the nest entirely is important when it comes to termites and finding the nest can be difficult. If you find any of these signs of termites, call professional help immediately. 

Acquiring professional help can save you a lot of time and money when it comes to taking care of termites. Here at Big Blue Bug Solutions, we take termite control very seriously. After thoroughly inspecting a property and accurately identifying the infestation we are able to come up with a plan of treatment specific to your property. We will also make sure to provide recommendations on how to make homes less conducive to termite activity which will help you keep your home safe and sound in the future. Our treatment, which is undetectable to termites, is directly injected into the soil, affecting the source of termites. This proven method of eradication has no negative effects on your home and is guaranteed to make your home termite free. In addition, to show you how confident we are about our work, we will give you a 1-year termite warranty. This warranty is renewable and can be transferred between homeowners should your home sell at any point. If you see signs of termites don’t wait, call us today to schedule your appointment! Keeping your home termite free is our specialty!