Most people don’t realize the termite threat to our biggest investment. For most of us, our homes are the biggest financial investment we’ll ever make. Termites are active all year round, are silent and very difficult to detect. When you think you’ve found termites in your house, make sure to get expert advice. Unfortunately, most homeowners’ insurance does not cover the repair costs of any damage caused by termites.
People often confuse winged termites with ants, which often swarm the same time of the year. Termites can be differentiated by their straight antennae, uniform waist and wings of equal size. It is more likely for your home to be damaged by termites than a fire. Termites are very obscure creatures and infestations can go undetected for years, hidden behind walls, floor coverings, insulation, and other obstructions. Termites are active across the state of California like Bakersfield, Los Angeles and Riverside to name a few. They feed on wood and damaging paper, cloth, carpets from which they obtain cellulose which is turned in to sugar by bacteria living in the termite’s digestive tract.
Termites can cause an estimate of $5 billion worth of damage annually and other buildings according to the National Pest Management Association. If you suspect a termite infestation, contact a licensed pest professional immediately to determine the extent of the problem and receive a recommendation of an appropriate course of treatment. Call Exxel Termite at (866) 787-6483 to schedule your free inspection. Don’t wait until it’s too late to protect your home from termites. The financial impact can be devastating.