DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Did you know that termite colonies eat 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 365 days a year? Once they gain access inside your home, there is a veritable buffet of wood material to feed on including the studs in the wall, the roof beams in the attic, your entry doors, and your wood floors, not to mention all the baseboards, cabinets and furniture. Each year, termites cause more than $5 billion dollars in property damage. That is more than all natural disasters combined. Did you know that termite damage in your home is not covered by your Homeowner's Insurance?
The key to minimizing termite damage is early detection. The challenge is termites often enter homes through areas that are not visible or not easily accessible like the attic or crawl space. Here are some things to look for inside your home that would indicate you have termites.
As Drywood termites consume wood and create galleries to travel in, they leave behind particles of wood, known as fecal pellets. As the galleries get filled with fecal pellets, the termites make a small exit hole and actually push the pellets out. The pellets will start to form a pile and are usually a light tan to medium brown in color, similar in size to particles of sand.
Eastern subterranean, Formosan and Asian termites need to have moisture from the soil to travel above ground. They build tunnels using moist soil as they start to venture into your home. These tunnels are called mud tubes. They branch off each other and look like veins. Look for them at the base of the home's exterior walls, under your home if you have a crawl space and especially in the kitchen, bathroom or attic if you have had a leak or any water damage.
How or when do you treat if you don't know that they are there? This is termite swarming season and termites are everywhere. The sole reason they swarm is to relocate and establish new termite colonies. The best method of prevention and protection is to install the Sentricon early detection/colony elimination system in the ground around the perimeter of your home.
JP Miller & Sons has partnered with Dow Agrosciences and can offer professional installation and monitoring of the Sentricon system. Each station has always active technology, which means the system is constantly working to detect and eliminate termites. That is peace of mind for you and your family knowing that your greatest investment is protected from property damage caused by termites.
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This helpful information on termites will help you protect your home, which is your greatest asset. If you have questions or would like professional support, please contact JP Miller & Sons Services at 954.421.6187 (James Miller) and visit our website www.millerpestcontrol.com