Termites are tiny enough to go unnoticed, but they are one of the biggest external threats that you'll have to face. These insects gained their notoriety by wreaking havoc on homes and businesses in an insidious fashion. Because they live and work together, they are able to destroy wooden structures rather quickly. The time frame can be as short as a couple of months. Therefore, whether it's a large or small termite infestation, it needs to be eliminated immediately.
Here are two reasons you should take action now:
Lowers Your Home Value
Termites are very relentless and resourceful. When they move in with you and get comfortable, they will waste no time with building a new colony because their prime objective is to expand their size. Unfortunately, termites build colonies that will deface your home in one way or another.
Drywood termites will hollow out just about any wooden structure to set up their galleries and tunnels. On the other hand, subterranean termites will live in the soil that's under or near your home. They are so adaptable that they can even live in wooden components found around your home; the components just have to provide some degree of moisture. This is why your home's foundation is particularly vulnerable. The longer the termite mounds go untreated, the more your home will be damaged. Ergo, the value of your home will take a hit.
Turns Off Potential Buyer
It's safe to say that no one wants to purchase a home that's harboring termite colonies of any size. These critters aren't the insects that can serve useful purposes. In fact, their specialty is subjecting property owners to a list of costly repairs. According to the latest reports and the experts in pest control, termites help destroy more man-made structures than natural disasters each year. That's why if you're looking to put your home on the market, you can't afford to skip a pest inspection. The sooner you schedule one, the better.
At Impact Pest Elimination, we're skilled at nipping termite infestations in the bud, and we can fulfill all your pest control needs.