Preventing Termite Damage

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Termites can cause serious structural damage to homes. This article will break down how professional contractors can prevent termite infestations to protect the structural integrity of your home.

Termites are virulent pests that will destroy wooden beams. They survive off of the wooden beams that uphold your home.

Sometimes the damage is clearly visible, as wood is splintered and whittled down. Other times, the beams can look pretty sturdy and solid, but be completely chewed through on the inside. It’s important to call a professional if you believe you have termites.

To treat the wood for your home, you need a chemical treatment in the ground around the domicile. Many species of termites are subterranean, and so it isn’t enough to treat surface-level wood. You need to get into their homes and wipe them out.

Any damaged wood is replaced with pressure and chemically treated wood that will be resistant to termite infestations. Concrete support beams can also be installed underneath the foundation and the spaces will be filled with termiticide.

In some locations of the US, termites are unavoidable. However, by getting your home treated with termiticide, you can protect against potentially dangerous termite infestations. For more information, click on the link and watch the video above.


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