5 Ways Skipping Termite Treatment Can Lead to Costly Damage to Your Home


January 31, 2018 - Brian Reynolds

Termites aren’t just annoying pests. They can also completely destroy your home, ruin its resale value, and even make it impossible to get approval for a loan. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of just how much damage termites can do. So, we’ve written this post to tell you just what they’re capable of. Then, we’ll tell you where you can find reliable, professional termite treatment options to get rid of them before they inflict this kind of damage on your home. Don’t wait until it’s too late to deal with a termite infestation. Instead, read on to get aware and empowered about how to fight back.

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1. You’ll Have To Deal With Hairline Cracks


At first, hairline cracks — small cracks in the walls and ceilings of your home — might not seem like a big deal. Sure, they’re unsightly, but they’re not really worth paying attention to, right?  Wrong. Hairline cracks can grow into huge crevices in a short amount of time, meaning that your home could actually shift positions on its lot. Especially if you notice cracks ion your ceiling beams, you’re looking at a potentially huge amount of damage to your home. Unfortunately, hairline cracks are sometimes difficult to see with an untrained eye. The real damage comes when a termite infestation isn’t noticed right away — at least, not until your roof starts to cave in or a beam falls. As a result, we suggest scheduling a regular termite treatment for your home. This is especially important if you’ve dealt with an infestation in the past.

2. Termite Damage Can Destroy Your Home’s Value


It’s not rocket science. Even if your home is in the perfect location, even if you spent tens of thousands of dollars on renovations and upgrades, and even if your home was in perfect condition when you bought it? No one is going to want to buy it if it’s infested with termites. It’s incredibly easy for your home’s resale value to plummet thanks to both the presence and the damage caused by termites. Buyers will have to pay not only to repair the damage done. They will also have to pay to get rid of the infestation once and for all.

And if you think that potential buyers won’t notice that you have termites, think again. In most states — especially in homes that are on the market for a high price — you’ll be required to conduct a termite inspection of your home, and show potential buyers the results. So, it’s better to deal with the problem as soon as possible, before it gets out of hand. Also, to avoid potential health problems, never attempt to go the DIY route when getting rid of termites. Always work only with certified, professional termite treatment companies.

3. Your Flooring Will Suffer


Have you noticed that your elegant flooring, whether it’s made from laminate or wood, is looking a little worse for the wear lately? Have you recently spotted bubbles and blistering up underneath the floorboards that lead to unsightly pockets of air? Perhaps termites have even caused your floors to sag in certain areas, leading to uneven ground and uncomfortable walking. If you don’t take care of termites as soon as possible, your flooring could suffer just as much as your walls and the internal structural integrity of the rest of your home. Plus, the longer you go without getting a professional termite treatment? The more expensive and disruptive the damage to your floors will be to repair.

4. Your Doors And Windows Will Jam


Ready to open up your windows and let in the fresh spring air? Well, if you’re dealing with termites, chances are good that you won’t be able to. Because termites can create intricate networks of mud tunnels inside your windows and doors, your windows and doors will warp over time. This means that your doors will be a major challenge to open and close. Not only will this lead to potential safety issues (hello, home intruders) it will also make it a challenge to sell. Especially if you’ve made a significant investment in your home, you need to do everything you can in order to protect it from termites. It doesn’t exactly set a great precedent when you’re showing a house to buyers, but can’t even open the door.

5. Your Home Won’t Exactly Smell Great


Many people are aware of the structural damage that termites can cause — yes, even to homes made out of stone or brick. This is because termites often set up shop in homes that have an excessive amount of moisture or even standing water in their rooms or even interior structure. One of the many problems that can happen when that moisture and those termites mix?A nasty, foul smell that’s off-putting to both residents of the home and the people that come to visit it. Some homeowners say that the smell can have a scent of sulfur, while others say that it smells more like feces. Either way, that’s not exactly the kind of scent profile you want for your home. Additionally, you could also deal with discoloration thanks to the combination of water and termites. This could lead to wall and ceiling replacements, which certainly don’t come cheap.

Where Can You Find Reliable Termite Treatment?


Now that you’re aware of just a few of the many kinds of serious damage that termites can inflict on your home, it’s time to get rid of them. We can help. We offer termite treatments that ensure these bugs don’t stand a chance — and continued solutions so that they won’t come back. In addition to high-quality, expert termite treatment? We also offer mosquito control, elimination tactics for yard bugs, animal control, and even weed treatments. In short, no matter what kind of pest you’re dealing with, we have the tools to make it go away. Get in touch with us to schedule a free inspection. Don’t let termites and other pests make your home their own for one more day.

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