Reasons to Keep an Eye out for Termites

You may see these tiny creatures as innocent, but you do not want to underestimate them, in fact, termites act faster than you think. They are responsible for great damage and harm that you are probably unaware of, and that goes beyond structural damage.

These are the reasons why you should never ignore termites

Termites Can Bite and Carry Dangerous Diseases

Although their bites are not poisonous, they can cause itching, swelling, and irritation. Besides that, termites’ presence in your home can cause asthma and other respiratory diseases due to the allergens found in their feces and saliva. They also carry other dangerous diseases such as typhus, gastroenteritis, dysentery, and polio, so watch out!

Termites Are Destructive

This is one of the most obvious cons of termites, as they can cause damage to wood structures and furniture. Some of the damage may not be visible at first but once they have completed their job, you may notice damages like a crack in the wall or uneven flooring.

They Can Cause Electrical Failure

Once termites have eaten through the wood, they will go after the electrical wiring, starting by chewing the plastic casing of the wires. And then, when you least expect it they cause a short circuit, extreme damage to the wiring, or even cause a fire.

Termites’ Infestation Results in Costly Repairs and Recovery

The truth is that as small as they are, the destruction that termites cause is huge, and can be very expensive to repair. If you want to avoid costly repairs, you need to bring in professional help as quickly as possible.

In order to prevent getting sick, wasting time, and having to do expensive repairs, let the experts take control of the termite situation in your home and contact Professional Pest Control!
If you’ve never had a termites inspection at home, we recommend you get one. The best way of minimizing damages is to deal with them as early as possible.