Every house requires regular maintenance. Without it, homeowners run the risk of incurring serious (and expensive) damage. Thankfully, with the right resources and a little forethought, you can prevent the worst. Here is one of the most expensive types of damage — and the simple steps you can take to make sure it doesn’t happen to your home.

“Termites” or even worse, “flying termites” may be the scariest words in a homeowner’s vocabulary. A mature termite colony can consume over 100 pounds of wood per year, chewing a house to bits from the inside out. Fixing that damage and eliminating the termites costs an average of $8,000, making this one of the most expensive and unpleasant repairs a homeowner can endure. And termites cause roughly $5 billion in damage every year, so if you think it won’t happen to you, think again!

How do you know if you have termites? Hollowed-out wood, pencil-sized tunnels leading through the dirt up to your outside walls, and swarms of small flying bugs are all signs that you may have an infestation. However, it’s possible to see no signs at all, but still have termites. To protect yourself against this threat, it’s vital to be proactive. Put your home’s structural integrity in the hands of someone you can trust, like the termite control experts at Terminix.

A local, family-owned company that has been fighting termites for over 70 years, Terminix doesn’t just get rid of termites — they stop them from becoming a problem in the first place. Through affordable annual inspections, the installation of termite bait stations, and friendly advice based on decades of experience in our area, they can help keep your home termite-free. And if termites ever come back, Terminix will, too, guaranteed. Learn more about our termite control service.

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