How Moyer Can Help Protect Your Home From Termites
January 24, 2018
Termites, though small, are quite mighty in their abilities. With termite colonies usually numbering between 60,000 and 1 million, they can cause a lot of damage to a home and put you and your family in real danger. Causing an estimated $5 billion a year in damage, the damage caused by termites often goes uncovered by insurance policies and leaves homeowners with a substantial loss.
One of the biggest problems with the termite is its small size. That being said, they can fit in, under, and through the tiniest of places easily, and often times going undetected. Termites feed on dead plants and trees like wood, gaining their nutrients from cellulose, so once they are in your home they have plenty to choose from for dinner. They will start eating away at walls and floors, weakening the structure of your house, and ultimately risking a collapse. Though not directly harmful to humans for the most part, termites have been linked to allergic reactions and asthma in some cases.
Termites are a pest, plain and simple. Fortunately for you, they might be a bit easier to prevent then they are to get rid of. Moyer Pest Control offers a professional level of monitoring using Green Eye Alert monitoring systems. The Green Eye system provides an immediate notification that there are feeding termites around your home, allowing you to act quickly before the damage is extensive. In addition to a professional monitoring system, here are a few tips to get you a head start in termite prevention.
Patch all holes and cracks in foundations
Close up holes and openings around windows and doors
Minimize moisture around and inside your home
Keep gutters clean and free of debris
Keep extra wood, like building materials and firewood, away from the house
Termites are one of the more difficult pests to eliminate entirely. With their nests, mud tubes, and tunnels underground, they can be extremely hard to find. Considering the sheer number of them alone, it’s unlikely that, unless you find the nest, you will be successful in extermination attempts. DIY options are often ineffective and easy to misuse. Misusing store bought pesticides can result in health problems for both your family and your pets. Professional help is recommended when facing termites for a number of reasons. Moyer pairs Green Eye Alert monitoring systems and Termidor termiticide, using the Green Eye system to quickly detect the presence and activity of termites, while employing Termidor to effectively exterminate termites and prevent them in the future. We will also provide periodic visits to reassure that the termite problem is completely taken care of, and are always available in case any questions arise. Don’t let termites bring you or your house down, call Moyer Pest Control today to learn more about our termite control options.