What You Need to Know About Subterranean Termites
Subterranean termites, one of the most destructive pest species in the country, attack homes from the ground up by traveling between their underground colonies and nearby food sources. If your house happens to be in contact with Subterranean termite tunnels, chances are that it’s only a matter of time before you have to fight off a serious infestation. When left untreated, Subterranean termites can cause significant damages that can take years to repair and that are rarely covered by property insurance.
Swollen floors, buckling wood, mazes in furniture and unexplained wet spots are a few examples of exterior damages that can be traced back to an active Subterranean termite infestation. Underneath the surface, your home might be at risk for a number of structural problems that range from rotting walls and floor joists to crumbling foundation. With hundreds of thousands of individual insects hidden in a sophisticated network of tunnels, Subterranean termites can be tough to detect with the naked eye. Winged termites, wing shells left by swarmers, mud tunnels in or near the foundation of your home, visible wood damage, cracked paint and wood that sounds hollow when tapped are all common signs of an ongoing infestation.
What You Can Do
If you suspect that your home might have a Subterranean termite infestation, don’t wait until it’s too late to save your house from permanent damage. While just the idea of termites eating away at your home’s structure can send you into a panic, taking the steps to protect yourself from an infestation now can save you a fortune in household repairs down the road. At Flexible Pest Services, we have the tools and the experience to isolate and treat your termite infestation fast. Call us today to get a free quote and learn more about our professional pest control services.