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Ask a Lynn Pest Control Expert: How did I get termites?!

January 31, 2014

If you have termites in your Lynn home, you need to call a professional immediately. Termites are small, white, ant like bugs that feast on the wood in your home. Once they’ve found a way into your home, termites will eat straight through wood structures, causing major damage that can compromise the structural integrity of whatever they set their eyes on. We’re not just talking about window frames and moldings, termites can get into sheds, major support beams and other wooden structures. They won’t stop there either, termites have been known to also feast on carpets, paper, and cloth.

Here are the facts you need to know about termites in your home:

Know what to look for in your home:

Termite damage can sometimes be confused with carpenter ant damage. Look for buckles or holes in the wood. If upon inspection you find that the area has been consumed or is hollow, you may have a termite infestation. If you notice small tube like cuts into the wood with dirt or mud inside, that is a sure sign that termites are setting up shop in your home.

Look for warning signs of a termite infestation:

Especially in the spring, swarms of termites can often be seen leaving their current home in search for a new one. If you notice termites around your home, even if it’s just one or two, call a professional immediately. Even though you may not see all of them right away, know that their friends aren’t too far behind.

Take action immediately:

When dealing with even a “minor” termite issue, timing is everything. The damage will start off small but quickly scale out of control if not properly kept in check. Call Richie the Bugman if you find even the slightest warning sign of termite or any other kind of bug infestation. You don’t want to wait until you have a real problem to address the issue, and even if you attempt to remedy the issue yourself, you will never really know the full extent of the damage. Call Richie today.

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