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3 Ways Termites Can Damage Untreated Homes

Termites are a tiny pest that can pack a serious punch when infesting your home. Unlike other pests, termites live inside the walls and structure of your home and cause damage from the inside out. They can damage your home in a number of different ways, three of which are listed below. If you’re concerned that you may already have termite damage in your home, don’t hesitate to call us for a free inspection.
Foundation and Structural Damage
Subterranean termites build colonies underground and can cause significant damage to your sub-flooring, solid wood flooring, and trim. These termites can be detected by the tunnels that they build up the side of your brick or concrete foundation. They are treated on the ground, from outside your home. While there are products you can use on your own, we recommend contacting a qualified professional to eliminate them.

Attic and Tree Damage
While subterranean termites live in the soil, Formosan termites swarm into your house and are often found living in walls and attics. Formosan termites are also particularly quick working and can do serious damage to your home in short order if left untreated. Formosans also live in trees and shrubs and can can cause damage to your home or property by weakening large tree limbs that eventually drop.

Windows, Doors, and Furniture
If you live in an old house that still has it’s old wooden windows, your windows and doors may be at risk of sustaining damage from hungry termites. As the termites eat through the wood surrounding your windows and doors, cracks can form and cause them to jam or become extremely fragile. This can be dangerous to your family and it is recommended that you hire a professional to deal with these issues. Additionally, once your home is infested with termites it is not uncommon for them to make their way into your wooden furniture.

Unlike other pests, termites have the ability to do serious damage to your home. While many people attempt to address these issues at home on their own, we recommend hiring a professional to tackle this job. As a certified Termidor specialist, Holder pest control is stocked with the nation’s best termite control formula. Termidor is odorless and undetectable to termites and will completely eliminate your pests six times faster than an at home system.

If you’d like to take care of your termite program, call Holder Pest and Termite Control for a free, no obligation estimate. With more than 30 years of experience in Volusia County we’re happy to help your family maintain a healthy home.