The Dreaded Termite – the House Eater
5 billion in damages yearly throughout the U.S. with most of that damage occurring on the East Coast. The highest infestation of subterranean termites is really found in the Southeast, including Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi. Therefore the highest levels of damage probably occur in those states. Since we build houses right on top of termite colonies, we afford them the options to go straight into our homes. Then to make matters worse we use wood to build those homes and businesses. So what can you do to prevent termites?
- Don’t allow wood to ground.
- Don’t overwater, and don’t allow wood to get wet.
- Keep an eye on areas of penetration of concrete slab, such as bath-traps and plumbing.
- If you see anything that appears to be dirt on wall in form of tubes call a Pest Management Professional, like ProBest Pest Management 480-831-9328.