Know the signs of a termite infestation to protect your property.
What awaits this spring
Termites are one of the most destructive and expensive pests we see every day in the spring. Known as “silent destroyers,” termites will chew through wood, flooring, and even wallpaper without detection.. Subterranean termites are the most destructive termite species because they feed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. By educating yourself and learning the warning signs of a termite infestation, you can save your property and your wallet from these invasive pests.
Termite Myths and Facts
There is a lot of misinformation about termites. This is a painful subject for those who deal with them. However, those who have never encountered these insects may not know the truth about them.
Some common myths:
Termites are no big deal. You never see them.
MYTH! The most common type of termite in the Midwest is the subterranean termite. They live underground. Just because you don’t see them doesn’t mean they don’t exist!
Illinois and Wisconsin are too cold for termites to survive.
MYTH! Again, the only state in the US that is cold enough to keep termites away is Alaska. Termites are present all over Wisconsin, Northern Illinois and even the Windy City!
The homeowner’s chances of contracting termites are very low. If this happens, your homeowner’s insurance will cover it.
MYTH! Believe it or not, the pest that causes more than $5 billion in property damage each year is not covered by most homeowner’s insurance.
Signs of Termites to Watch for This Spring
There are many steps a homeowner can take to prevent termites from entering their property. Most importantly, the homeowner must eliminate or reduce the moisture in and around the home that termites need in order to develop. Termites LOVE rotting wood. Improper drainage and flooded landscaping materials are magnets for termites. Learn the biological difference between a flying ant and a driver termite and see what termite mud tubes look like here.
Protect your home with Sentricon
Rose offers the option of combining your regular quarterly pest control service (HHMP) with termite protection. With our Healthy Home Plus Sentricon, you’ll have year-round protection against 12+ common home invaders and wood-destroying insects like termites.
The experts at Rose Pest Solutions are certified to perform WDI (Wood Destroying Insect) inspections. If you think or know you have a termite problem, contact the experts at Rose. 800-DAMAGED?