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Own a Historic DeLand Home? Here’s What You Need to Know About Termites

So, you’re lucky enough to own a piece of DeLand’s history? We’re fortunate to live in a place filled with beautiful homes and classic old architecture. But all of those old homes come with their challenges. One of the significant challenges historic homeowners face is termites. We can all imagine how a home that’s been standing for one hundred years or more would have been exposed to all manner of pests. Here in Florida, termites are a force to be reckoned with.

If you are a historic homeowner here in DeLand, we’ve compiled a list of things you need to know about termites so that you can protect your home for many decades to come.

Termites Are Here, And They’re Not Going Anywhere

When clients ask us where termites can be found we like to share the unbelievably true fact that they can be located nearly anywhere in the United States except for Alaska. It sounds funny to say, but the truth is these tenacious bugs are all around us. Central Florida has an exceptionally termite-friendly climate thanks to our warm weather and damp, lush environment.

Like it or not, termites are here to stay, and homeowners need to take steps to protect their homes from termite damage. Thankfully, your resilient historic home has stood the test of time and has undoubtedly fought the good fight against termites in the past. Now, it’s our job to help you keep it protected for the future.

They Love What Your Home Is Made Of

One thing you need to know about termites as the owner of a historic DeLand home: they are here for everything your home is made of. New construction homes have concrete foundations, aluminum windows and doors, and stucco exteriors, but old historic homes like yours are often made of wood from top to bottom. The windows, doors, trim, and framing are all comprised of cellulose-rich materials that attract termites and give them a safe and comfortable place to live out their days.

As the owner of a historic home, it’s even more critical than ever that you take steps to protect your home from termite infestations to protect the history your home represents.

Prevention Is Key

We hope we are the first people you think to call when you encounter a termite problem in your home. We have a team of trained technicians that can help you eliminate an existing termite threat. However, preventative maintenance that ensures the termites never stop in the first place is more important than a speedy response to a termite infestation. As the old quote says,” Prevention is better than a cure.”

When you hire a termite control company like ours, you can rest assured that we will treat your house to keep the termites away. And while no preventative measures can promise 100% accuracy, maintaining an ongoing relationship with your termite control company ensures that any infestation of live termites will be caught and treated early to prevent the risk of long-term damage.

Here in DeLand, people take history very seriously. We’re so fortunate to live in a place with deep roots and beautiful architecture that has been well-maintained over the decades. One of the most important things you can do to protect your home and maintain the rich history of our community is to hire an experienced termite control company. As owners of historic homes, we do more than hold the deed. We are responsible for carrying on our community’s legacy, and at Holder Termite and Pest Control, we are proud to play a small part and helping to maintain the beautiful architecture here in our town. Contact the office today if you are looking for a termite control team to help maintain your home.

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