Termites are some of the most destructive pests in the world, and they cause more than $5 billion in damage each year in the United States alone. Termite queens lay tens of thousands of eggs, and a small colony can quickly become a severe problem. If your home is infested with a termite colony, property damage is likely unless the population is exterminated quickly.
How Termites Enter the Home
Most homes and buildings make easy targets for termite infestations. Colonies can enter homes through tiny cracks and crevices in the foundations and walls. Many common species can also access homes by tunneling through the soil beneath them. Termites can even squeeze through the cracks and holes in cinder blocks and cement. The only way to keep these persistent insects out is through barriers and other prevention methods.
Problems Caused by Termites
Once they have access to a home, termite workers begin damaging the wooden framework immediately. This damage is a result of their feeding habits. Termites digest an organic compound called cellulose that gives wood its structure. When the cellulose is removed, the wood becomes hollow and weak. A sizable termite colony can consume several pounds of structural timber in a matter of days, and termite damage is often extensive enough to require costly repairs.
Contact the Professionals at Eden
Termite problems should be handled quickly to avoid further damage. If you suspect that your home is infested, contact Eden Advanced Pest Technologies for a free quote. Our expert pest technicians will quickly rid the property of these pests and seal it off to prevent future infestations. Serving all of the Spokane area since 1986!
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