Like it or not, termite season is here. The weather is getting warmer, spring is here and it’s game on! Termites are prevalent in our area and are referred to in some circles as the “silent destroyers!” They have the ability to chew through wood, flooring and wallpaper without any immediate signs of damage. According to housemethod.com, termites cost homeowners more than $5 billion in property damage in America each year— costs that are typically not covered by homeowners’ insurance policies. In addition, termites and other similar pests cause over 40 billion in damages to crops, lumber and homes combined annually.
This is why it’s extremely important to know what types of termite species are active in our area, and to understand ways to prevent them from causing damage to your home and business. Number one on our termite target list is the Subterranean Termite.
Here are some things to know about these nasty creatures – and some helpful tips from the pros here at Hopper Termite & Pest.