Termites, Damages, and Extermination.

Termites are one of the pests that can cause the most damage of all the insects. They generally feed on dead plants, this means wood, leaves and any other natural debris that’s left lying around. The Termite Pest is a type of insect that lives in colonies, ranging from a few hundred to in the millions. Millions of bugs can do a lot of damage. Pest control is an important part of owning a home, or paying attention in time to let your property owner know what’s going on where you live. The damages termites can do can destroy the value of the property.  The amount of damage that these pests can do is dependent upon the number of termites that you happen to have. There are ways however ways to prevent the damages. You can keep your yard free of dead plant life, and if you have any wood that you keep for fires or for your weekend projects you’ll want to make sure you keep it dry and off of the ground.

Termites can get into any wood portion of your house. Though they are more often found in areas, where you don’t pay as much attention and spread out from there. They’ll attack anything unprotected so you’ll want to keep an eye on the outer edges of the home, and sheds on your property. You can also pre-treat wood to help prevent termites or consider working with woods that are more likely to be unattractive to termites, acting almost as a natural insecticide. If you do have an infestation, the first step in exterminating them will be to work on the colony and the nests. This can be done with bait style insecticides. Then you can begin to stop them where they have been attacking your buildings.

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