THOSE TERRIBLE TERMITES
Damage to your home and property is a real threat, every day of the year. Let the Sentricon® System give you peace of mind.
CHECKING FOR TERMITES IS A FRUSTRATING GAME OF HIDE-AND-SEEK. HOW CAN YOU KNOW IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM?
Termites rarely announce their arrival. Although there are a few tell-tale clues, it’s always best to have a professional inspection done before it’s too late. To understand the situation, though, it’s helpful to know the players. Here’s the scenario:
COLONY - What You Can’t See
Hundreds of thousands of termites, swarming, multiplying, crawling, and digging. The underground colony is a well-organized system of workers, soldiers, and of course, the queen. 24 hours a day, workers tunnel through soil and into the wooden frames of homes, fences and buildings, eating and alerting the colony about new sources of precious cellulose.
YOUR HOME - Where They’re Headed
Termites are crucial to our ecosystem, consuming and recycling dead plant and wood material. To the colony, though, the wood in your home is just as delicious as any dead tree. You may not be aware of termites in your home until they have caused severe damage, reducing floor joists and load-bearing timbers to the equivalent of cardboard.
DAMAGE - What You Should Know
Every year in the U. S., more than 5 million homes1 have some sort of termite problem, amounting to approximately $5 billion2 in damage. That’s more damage than is caused by tornadoes, fires, and earthquakes combined. And termite damage is rarely covered by homeowner’s insurance policies.