Why Should I Care About Termites?
Have you ever had an encounter with termites? Termites are a very real nuisance. Have you seen them in the Phoenix metro area in areas like Glendale, Mesa, Peoria, or Sun City? If you haven’t, then perhaps you doubt their existence. Please believe it – termites do exist, and they can cause terrible trouble. Here are some reasons why you should care about termites.
Termites Do More Than Eat
Termites don’t just eat wood, they decompose it. They can cause significant damage to your home or office. What looks like large, multiple scratching done by a dog is one way to describe the look of termite damage. It’s unsightly, and there’s really no way to cover it up. That’s because termites aren’t just snacking, they’re decomposing.
The Termite Diet
Termites also eat cellulose, the material found in plants. Cellulose is also used to make clothes and paper. Think about that next time you’re getting dressed – is a termite hungry for my outfit? What about the plant on your desk at work – is a termite looking to eat your flowers? How about your garden – does a termite want to eat your plants? Termites will also eat dead plants; they’re not picky eaters.
These insects aren’t stupid, and they aren’t helpless. Termites are a social kind of insect, and they communicate in a variety of ways, including the use of their pheromones. If there’s a group of them in your home or your office, they could be communicating with each other. When they’re organized in colonies, they can also defend the colony.
Termites in Your Home
Unfortunately, termites might be in your home. These unsightly creatures could be creating property damage unbeknownst to you. In our warm Arizona climate, termites have a better chance of survival. They can invade your home through contaminated goods and survive.
Don’t let your home erode in front of your eyes. Call us to get a termite inspection. We’ll look for the signs of termite damage and eradicate these pests before the problem gets out of control.