April

30

2012

 
boulder termite control for termite damage prevention

Termite infestations in your home could end up costing you thousands in repair costs; be aware of the common signs of termites to save your home from damage.

Recently we discussed termite swarms in the Denver and Boulder, CO areas, and so it seemed appropriate to continue along those same lines and discuss the reasons why termite infestations are bad for your home. You may be surprised to know that spotting termites in your home is not an easy task and often when they are finally spotted, the damage has already been done.

When the reproductive termites are released from colonies each spring, it is a great indicator that there is a termite colony nearby. Our previous blog hit on the basics of termite swarms, but the truth is not all colonies release swarmers and even when they do, they are not always visible. This leaves the tough question for homeowners, how do you know if you have termites infesting your home?

Home termite infestations result in billions of dollars in structural damages each year across the country. Although it can take months for a termite colony to mature and for the termites to find your home and cause extensive damages, it does not mean that any signs of termite damage should be overlooked. Common signs of termite damage include:

  • warped or sagging window and door frames

  • small holes in wood surfaces

  • squishy appearance to floors and ceilings similar to water damage

  • crumbling drywall

  • structural weakness

Not only are termites a danger to the structure of your home, garage and shed, termites may also infest furniture in your home and even your child’s swing set out in the yard. Damages can really add up so it is important to stay on the lookout for any signs of termite damage and consider ways to prevent termites from getting into your property in the first place.

For residents living in the Denver and Boulder metro areas of Colorado, EnviroPest by Sprague Pest Solutions can assist in your termite treatment and prevention plan. Our experienced Denver pest control professionals are ready to get rid of existing termites and help prevent new problems from occurring. For more information, please contact us today!