Posts With The Category: "Termites"
Termites may be tiny but the damages they cause to homes and businesses can be astronomical. The damages they cause are more expensive to repair than floods, hurricanes, and fires. Every year, termites are responsible for more than $5 billion in damages to properties in the United States alone. Termites gnaw their way through wood with extremely sharp, saw-toothed mouthparts, compromising the structure of your support beams and walls, damaging furniture and cabinetry. If you could put a plan in place to protect your home from damages caused by these destructive pests – wouldn't you want to? The good news is you can.
Your Colorado home is a big investment. Do you want something eating away at the structure of it 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year? We're guessing you probably don't. But that is exactly what happens when termites get in. Termites may only be the size of a piece of rice but that doesn't stop them from costing U.S. property owner billions of dollars every year, which is why it is important to make sure your home is protected.
The experts at EnviroPest are sure that you already have it marked on your calendar, but just in case you don’t, here is your reminder- Termite Awareness Week is being celebrated from March 13th- 19th. Each spring termite awareness is encouraged in order to help homeowners either prevent themselves from becoming victim to these very damaging pests, or to help homeowners identify that they may already have a problem allowing them to get help as quickly as possible. Termites are active year-round but increase their activity levels with the warm weather of spring; therefore, spring is the perfect time of year for us to increase our vigilance against these wood destroying pests and keep our homes protected.
You would think that with all this snow, you could rest easy when it comes to termites. And, while it is true that you're not likely to have any termite swarmers visiting your home this time of year, you are anything but safe. Let's take a look at these wood-devouring pests and see if we can learn some things that will protect our Colorado homes.