Termites Plague The U.S. With Billions of Dollars in Home Repair Costs

Termites Plague The U.S. With Billions of Dollars in Home Repair Costs

Let’s talk about pests. 

You read that correctly: pests, not pets. No, not the furry, happy-to-see you cuddly whiskers that snuggle up with you at night and greet you hello when you come home from work.

The National Geographic reports that a pair of entomologists estimated that the insect services industry, which includes pest control services, was worth $57 billion a year for the U.S. alone.

We’re going to face the ugly truth that no homeowner wants to think about: pests—those disgusting, creepy, crawly insects that swarm and crawl through your house without you knowing it until you find yourself vacuuming and accidentally breaking through the baseboard.

Unlike other pests, termites are small and hard to detect, making them even more dangerous. Despite their tininess, they are not weak. They will destroy the foundations of your home if you let them. They feed on wet and dry dead plants and may eat through the structure of your house inconspicuously. 

Photo of A Wooden Bookshelf
Termites feast on wood.

Termites are one of the most destructive insects alive. Each year, they cost U.S. homeowners billions of dollars in damage. The average cost to repair these damages is a couple of thousand dollars.

Want to avoid this terrible fate? Consider calling a termite inspector today. These experts have the training, methods, and tools to go above and beyond what the untrained eye can detect. We all know the time and energy that goes into maintaining and repairing our homes, so why not invest in a service that will prevent and protect your house from damage while saving you potentially thousands of dollars? Moreover, severe termite infestations require intense treatment, which means that you will have to head over to a friend’s house or a motel while the exterminators get rid of the termites. Furthermore to the inconvenience, you will need to be patient to allow for sufficient time for the chemicals to dissipate in order for you to safely re-enter and inhabit the home.

If you have discovered termites in your home, call a termite exterminator right away. We advise against doing it yourself. This can reduce the issue without completely eradicating the root cause.

Termite extermination methods include fumigation, pesticides, and isolated treatments. The most common types of termites are damp wood, drywood, and subterranean.

If you have termites that have infiltrated the entire home, tent fumigation will most likely be necessary. The entire building will be enclosed by a tent and gassed by fumigation. This is usually the case for drywood or damp wood termites. For subterranean termites, the house will be treated with insecticide liquid to kill the colonies and their eggs.

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Grand Oaks Termite Control is one of the best pest control companies in Pasadena, with a stellar reputation to back it up. You can give them a call today to book your inspection or treatment. If you have found signs of termites, the moment to take action is immediate. 

Grand Oaks Termite Control
110 S Worthy Dr, Glendora, CA 91741