Did you know that a termite’s job in the ecosystem is to dispose of fallen trees in nature? They compost trees allowing them to decay back into the ground. Every living breathing person and animal on earth has a purpose in life, even termites. Unfortunately, termites also try to compost the wood and other items in our homes as well. Termites will destroy just about anything in your home, such as wooden studs, framing material, concrete, plastic, cedar, bamboo, redwood, pressure-treated lumber, plywood, particleboard, live trees, dry wood, painted wood, popular wood, sheetrock, drywall, baseboard trim, crown molding, cabinetry, cardboard, cloth, furniture, books, stored items and more.
Termite damage can be directly correlated with three factors. How many termite colonies are eating away at your home? What species are they? And how long have they been eating? It can take a few months to a few years before termite damage becomes a major concern; however, it can also take a few years to even notice there is a problem. There is a good reason why termites are nicknamed “silent destroyers.”
DIY termite control doesn’t work with termites because you cannot see into the wood of your home to know if it is working or not. And many store-bought termite control products contain dangerous chemicals that, when misused, can pose a threat to you, your family, and your pets. Termite pest control companies are trained to take care of termites properly.
Typically, your homeowners’ insurance will NOT pay for termite damage repairs on your home. The reason that insurance companies do not usually pay for termite damage because they deem the damage as a “preventable” disaster. Unpreventable damage to a home is flooding or fire. Check your insurance policy or talk with your agent to find out what your specific coverage is on your home.
Here are some tips to prevent termites from ever getting in your home.
Who can you trust with the protection of your home? Drive-Bye Exterminators. The pros at Drive-Bye are happy to lend a helping hand. We have the tools and knowledge to protect your home against dangerous termites. Consider it another form of homeowner’s insurance. If you need any pest control assistance, contact Drive-Bye Exterminators by calling 727-787-2127 or booking an appointment.
Drive-Bye Exterminators offers home and commercial pest control services in Clearwater, Florida, and the surrounding areas. Family owned and operated for over 25 years, Drive-Bye Exterminators have state-certified inspectors, and exterminators provide roach, subterranean termite, dry wood termite, roaches, spider, ant, and flea services to both commercial and residential clients. Whether a business owner needs help getting rid of a termite infestation, or a homeowner wants to rid their kitchen of ants, Drive-Bye Exterminators offers each client the same level of professionalism and excellence.
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