Date Posted: January 23, 2018
The difference between thinking and knowing can be crucial in some scenarios. Thinking your car has enough gas to make it to the next gas station can leave you stranded on the side of the road. Knowing you have financing in place before house hunting can take away a lot of stress throughout the process. Thinking can lead to a lot of trouble and disappointment whereas knowing and being absolutely sure about something eliminates the factor of an unwelcome surprise. This maxim is particularly good to remember in determining whether you think or you know that your home is protected from termites.
Termites are small insects that feed on materials made of cellulose, wood and paper products in particular. Though they are small (ranging from 1/8-1/2 inch long) they can cause large amounts of damage to a home. If termites go undetected when they initially enter your home, they will feed on any wood—including the structure of your home—until the wood is practically hollow. This weakens the structure overall and could become unsafe and need extensive repairs. Termites won’t limit themselves to the structural parts; they will feast on any wood products that they can find.
Unfortunately, termites are sneaky little pests and often go undetected under the eye of the homeowner. By the time you begin to notice signs it’s often too late and the damage has already been done. Damage done by termites is often not covered by homeowners insurance—and it can be costly. It is estimated that termites alone are responsible for billions of dollars in damages each year. Knowing that your home is protected from termites could save homeowners money, time, and stress.
So how can you know that you’re protected and not just think it? You can know for sure with the help of Big Blue Bug Solutions. We have been serving parts of Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut for over 80 years and we use highly effective solutions to prevent and eliminate termites in the home. Our technicians will work to solve termite problems by first inspecting and identifying the source of the problem. We will then use our treatment product, which is injected into the soil to target where the termites are coming from and prevent new colonies from forming. As a part of the service, we provide recommendations on how to prevent future infestations and ways to make your home less conducive to termite activity. If you want to know that your home is protected against termites—and not just think it—contact Big Blue Bug Solutions for our termite control plan today.