Termites are by far the most destructive pest force that homeowners can face. The damage termites cause to homeowners across the country on an annual basis ranges into the millions. These damaging bugs are small, tough to spot, and incredibly difficult to get rid of once they’re inside your home. If you see the telltale signs of termites in your home, you should contact a professional immediately. There are also preventive steps you can take to reduce your risk for a termite invasion. So, is your home safe from termites?
Are You Noticing Signs of Termites Around Your Home?
Noticing signs of a termite infestation allows you to take action quickly and get rid of the problem. If you notice drooping or discolored drywall, or unexplained cracks in the drywall, this could be the work of termites. Often times, the damage from inside your home will look like the result of water damage (another serious issue that should be addressed). If you’ve got buckling floorboards, or wood in your home that sounds hollow when tapped, these are other common signs that termites are doing damage.
How Old Is Your Home?
You should consider the age of your home when checking for termite issues. For one, older homes have often suffered wear and tear that may create openings around the exterior. Plus, an older home likely hasn’t been built with pressure-treated lumber. The building materials you choose during a renovation or repair can play a part in keeping termites out of your property. This is an important factor that you should consider when moving forward with such a project. It’s always a good idea to discuss this with your contractor ahead of time.
Do You Have a Termite Service Agreement in Place?
A big preventive step that you can take to secure your home against termites is to have some sort of service agreement in place with a professional team. Termite service agreements typically include an annual examination of your property for signs of termite infestations and potentially risky situations that could lead to a future problem. The agreement also typically includes a spray treatment around the exterior of your property to create a chemical barrier against termite invaders.
Carmel Valley Treats and Prevents Termites in Southern California
The threat that termites pose to your home is significant. You should be taking active steps to prevent this harmful bugs from invading your property. Carmel Valley Pest Control provides treatment for termites, as well as termite agreements. If you’re experiencing a termite infestation, we can help. If you want to secure your home against these pests, we’re ready. Learn more by contacting Carmel Valley Pest Control in Carmel Valley, CA, today at (858) 350-8838, (760) 736-8838, or (888) 989-8838.