Why are termites such a problem? These insects are known for being quite beneficial in nature by breaking down decaying organic matter and playing a vital role in recycling nitrogen back into the atmosphere. Unfortunately when termites enter our homes and businesses, they can create costly damages. As a Denver pest control company, EnviroPest by Sprague deals with a lot of calls from concerned people that have seen flying termites around their homes or termite mud tunnels built along walls. The people we talk to seem very worried; they know the damage that termites can cause and how the repairs can really take a toll on their wallet. Here are just a few reasons why termites in Denver and throughout Colorado are a problem:
Termites often go unnoticed until the damage is severe. Because termites quietly eat wood from the inside out, signs of their presence isn’t always obvious. It is usually not until a significant amount of expensive damage has been done that a homeowner recognizes there is a termite problem.
There is no DIY termite control solution. Keeping your home clean and dry and installing sodium vapor lighting may help eliminate some insects from your home, but not termites. Termites are attracted to the dead and sometimes water damaged wood on your property, but may move into fresh and healthy wood very quickly. There is very little you can do to prevent these pests, but hiring a home pest control company to periodically inspect for termites is a good termite prevention strategy.
Termites cause up to $5 billion in damages every year. They are one of the most damaging pests and they can cause the structure of a home to become unstable as well as destroy cabinetry, furniture and decking.
These resilient pests have been around for thousands and thousands of years. Lucky for us, we’ve been dealing with them since we opened our doors over 85 years ago, so termite control is something we are very good at! We know what signs of termites to look for and we have treatment options to get rid of the termites inside your home as well as the termite colony nearby. We even have termite control solutions that will monitor for future termite activity to make sure your home remains safe from these pests. If you are looking for termite control in Denver or Boulder, look no further than the professionals at EnviroPest by Sprague Pest Solutions. Give us a call today for more information on our termite control services or to set up an appointment with one of our experienced and knowledgeable pest management professionals.