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How do I know if I have Termites?

Homeowners will often ignore the existence of termites. However, sooner or later they find their homes severely damaged. The most dangerous termites work quietly and with little or no evidence that they are infesting. If you are thinking you don’t need termite protection check out this facts:

    • Termites cost U.S. property owners over $5 billion dollars each year.
    • Around 600,000 residential homes are affected.
    • The average cost to repair termite damage is $3,300.
    • Formosan and subterranean termites account for 90% of all termite damage
    • If you own a porch, deck, or stairway that conceals a portion of your basement wall, subterranean termites can infest your home without any external sign.
    • Termite colonies eat non-stop, 24 hours a day, seven days a week!
    • Scientists believe that most termite species eat 2 to 3 percent of their body weight each day.
    • The total weight of all of the termites in the world is more than the weight of all the humans in the world.
    • A termite queen can live 15 to 25 years and lay an egg every 15 seconds.
    • Some termites can chew through asphalt, plaster, lead, and mortar.
    • Termites are known as “silent destroyers” because of their ability to chew through wood, flooring and even wallpaper undetected.

Because termites can damage your property, it’s very hard to get rid of them on your own. If you find termites in one place, they could be in multiple places throughout the home and all over the property. Therefore, a professional termite exterminator can determine how to find out where the colony is located, how they got there, where their trails lead and what parts of the house and property are damaged and at risk.

If you are interested in having your home inspected for termites and other pests, contact Crush Bugs at 954-378-8162

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