Termites infest more than 4 million homes each year, causing an estimated $2.5 billion in damage in the U.S. according to the National Pest Management Association. In California termite damage is rarely covered by insurance. Of the more than 2,000 species of termites one of the most damaging species are called Drywood termites which can be found all over Coastal California. Drywood termites actually live in the wood and do not need contact with soil.
During the mating season, which can vary depending on the geography of a given area, all termite species produce winged termites that emerge from their colonies and congregate in large, flying swarms. If you see these swarms or other signs of termites such as discarded wings, droppings or dead termites then you already have major termite infestation in your home.
Even buildings with steel frames and masonry walls are targets for termite damage because they generally contain wooden components such as exterior trim, wood doors and window frames, fascia boards, roof joice’s and sheeting not to mention wood furniture, cabinetry, flooring, or shelving within the structure.
If you think your home has termite damage, contact a termite specialist immediately. Professionals can determine the extent of the termite infestation in your home, and recommend the best possible treatment. Once this is done, it's time to deal with the damage the termites have done.
When repairing termite damage to the exterior of their homes, many people use pressure treated wood for added protection. “Although it’s good for structural materials, pressure treated wood has a limited protection period, and it doesn’t usually work well for fascia and exterior trim. Not to mention the added cost” suggests Steve Whitson, owner of Hi Tech Termite Control Inc.
Gazebos and decks are particularly susceptible to termites if they make contact with the ground. Infested exterior structures not only deteriorate quickly, but they also invite infestation into the backyard and dangerously close to the home.
When making home repairs and improvements homeowners certainly have some control over how much food they provide for these damaging pests, and should consider alternative synthetic building products that can make a home more termite resistant.
Finding a reliable termite company and dealing with termites can be tough so please call Hi-tech Termite Control at 1-800-291-3019 for any questions you have.
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