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Termites and Wood: The Love Affair You Need to End

It’s the season of love, and while we’re all for celebrating, there’s one relationship we all need to put a stop to. Termites love wood like cheese loves macaroni, but unfortunately, the two can turn out to be a pretty unhealthy relationship. Today, we are going to share with you the steps you can take to drive a wedge between your local termite infestation and the wood that makes up the walls around you.

Most homeowners in Florida will experience a termite infestation at some point in their lives. And while it’s fun to joke about the unhealthy relationship between termites and your home, the truth is no laughing matter. Each year in the United States, homeowners spend billions of dollars repairing their homes from varying degrees of termite damage. When infestations are caught early, the repairs can be pretty simple, but if infestations are left to thrive, the results can be devastating.

Prevention Is The Best Way To Love Your Home

The frustrating thing about termites is they don’t have the decency to infest your home out in the open where you can see them. Instead, they lurk behind your walls, often undetected, until the damage is so severe it starts to become visible. We recommend signing up for consistent and ongoing termite control services today so you have a better chance of protecting your home from the termite swarms headed for us this spring.

Don’t Be Afraid To Make The First Move

It’s incredible how quickly termites can decimate a home from the inside out. When it comes to these hungry pests, there’s no time to be coy. The moment you suspect you’re experiencing a termite infestation, it’s time to call Holder. The more quickly we can respond, the more likely you are to avoid a bigger infestation.

Common Signs Your Home Is Infested

Most homeowners discover an infestation when they notice small, disembodied termite wings around their home. Another sign is a fine sand-like material called frass, which is commonly found on windowsills or along baseboards of infested homes. It is very common for termite-infested homes to have doors and windows that stick; if you experience that, you may want to check for other signs of termites. Finally, it’s important to remember that termites also infest wooden furniture pieces, so any of these symptoms can also occur on or around wooden dressers, chairs, bookshelves, or other furniture in your home.

Listen, we want what’s best for your home (and for you!), so it’s high time we all say farewell to the termite infestation that may have fallen head over heels for it. If you’re experiencing signs of an infestation or if you’d like to avoid one in the future, we can help. Call Holder Termite Control today to learn more.

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