Unlike many of the insects that are simply a nuisance around the house and yard, termites, also known as white ants, are dangerous predators that threaten your home and disrupt your lifestyle. No matter where you live or how old your home is, your family could be at risk of termite damage, which is both costly and inconvenient to repair.
If not properly planned for, termites will destroy the structural elements of your home, including your walls, floors, and ceilings. But they don’t stop there. Termites are also notorious for eating through furniture, carpet, drywall, and paneling.
Let’s take a closer look at the devastating effects of termite damage and what you can do to prevent it.
The Cost of Termite Damage
Did you know that the average cost of termite damage is $3,000? Who honestly has a few extra thousand dollars to waste on unwanted pests?
In fact, termites cause more damage to American homes than the combination of earthquakes, tornadoes, and fires. The national total spent on repairing homes from termite damage is over $5 billion each year. Some homeowners end up spending tens of thousands of dollars to rid their homes of white ants, and the problem only gets worse the longer you wait to control it.
The Inconveniences of Termite Damage
Not only does the process of repairing termite damage cost you a significant amount of money, but it also results in many inconveniences and disruptions in your daily life.
Termite damage often requires contractors to come in and tear apart your home’s walls to locate and exterminate the termite infestation. White ant removal can take weeks or even months, depending on the severity of the problem. This process requires you to put your life on hold while these unwanted houseguests are driven out by the professionals.
Another inconvenience that you may experience after a termite infestation is having to find a temporary storage space for your belongings that were located near the damage. Storage spaces aren’t cheap, especially when you’re just looking for a short-term or month-to-month solution. And you might be forced to inconveniently drive back and forth to your storage to get the things you need until the termites are under control.
Prevention is Your Best Defense
It’s a shame to pay for something that could have been prevented and burden yourself and your family with unnecessary hassles. Most homeowners don’t even notice termite damage until it’s too late because these pests often start doing damage to less visible areas first. They’re known as the “silent destroyers” because homes with termite damage often don’t appear different than any other homes on the block.
The best way to protect your family and your home is to prevent termites before they even have a chance to start damaging your home. It’s a smart idea to have a specialist come in for an inspection, even if you don’t think you have anything to worry about, but especially if you’ve never had one done before.
Contact Precise Pest and Termite Control to equip your home with the tools and resources it needs to remain a termite-free zone today and in the future. Once you understand the risks associated with termite damage, you’ll realize that you can’t afford to not be prepared.