Hidden Under the Floorboards

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The weather around the country is finally getting warm enough for summertime pests to begin emerge and become active. Some pests such as termites wait for very specific conditions to start their search for a nesting site.

Termites are destructive pests that can easily go unnoticed by homeowners, eating a home from the inside out. Unlike ants and wasps, most species of termites nest inside the structures they infest, so they are not often seen leaving their nests. Termites typically eat through the building or tree they’ve infested 24 hours a day to sustain a growing colony.

Termite damage is often not covered by homeowners’ insurance policies, making prevention or early detection crucial for avoiding costly renovations.