If You Were a Termite with Winter Approaching, What “Wood” You Do?

If you stack firewood alongside your home, you’re inviting termites, carpenter ants, and other pests into your home. Keep firewood stacked away from your house to prevent infestations.

Did you know that termite infestations can go unnoticed for 3-8 years? Termites can live inside of the wood, behind walls, inside insulation, and underneath floor coverings. They rarely (or never) emerge except when swarming. Because they tend to leave the outer surface of the wood intact, they are extremely difficult to find unless you’re specifically looking for them.

Termites, carpenter ants, carpenter bees, beetles, and other creatures are attracted to moist, rotting wood, in which they eat and/or build their homes, causing serious structural damage.
Additionally, wood-eating and wood-boring pests can prove to be extremely destructive to the structural wood of your home. They can wear away the protective coatings and coverings on wood, exposing them to moisture and the elements. As these pests bore into the wood, their tunnels can channel water, humidity, and mold spores deep inside, where it accelerates the breakdown and rotting processes of the wood beams, posts, sills, and floor joists.

The best way to solve a pest problem is to prevent it from happening in the first place. At Southern & Sovereign Pest Control, we recommend annual inspections for termites and other pests to ensure your investment is safe and protected.
If your home has been invaded by pests, Southern & Sovereign Pest Control are ready to help keep it pest-free for many years to come. To schedule an appointment, call or e-mail us today!

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