WHY TERMITE PROTECTION IS ESSENTIAL FOR YOUR HOME
In the United States, termites cause more than 5-billion dollars in estimated damage each year. The cost is more than fire, flood, and weather-related damages combined. It is hard to imagine that these tiny pests can do so much damage. The good news, though, is you can combat and prevent this damage by contacting the best termite destroyers in Memphis, All-State Pest, and Lawn.
Most home insurance will not cover termite damage, so it is up to you to take the critical steps to protect your home. Their home is their largest asset for most people, so it only makes sense to ensure it is protected thoroughly.
Unfortunately, not even brick or concrete slab construction is immune to the insidious appetite of termites.
At All-State Pest & Lawn, we use the Drill, Trench, and Treat method as our preventive measure for Subterranean Termites. This method remains the #1 method for preventing termites.
How Much Damage Can Termites Cause?
Termites destroy your home by eating wood products and the wood itself. They have a specialized enzyme in their guts that allows them to digest cellulose (the organic fibrous material in plants and wood). The largest Subterranean Termites can eat up to an entire pound of wood in a day.
Not only can they damage the wood in your home, but they can also damage insulation, books, furniture, carpets, swimming pool liners, and filter, and they especially love any plant that is in bad health.
Types of Termites
There are 45 or more species of Termites in the U.S. Each of the species fall in to 3 categories; Subterranean, Drywood and Dampwood. In Tennessee and the Southeast, we have mostly Eastern Subterranean Termites belonging to the Subterranean category. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture has also had reports of Formosan Termites move in from the Southern Coastal States.
Signs of Termite Damage
Here are a few warning signs that your home could be infested with termites. It can take 3-8 years to spot termite damage, so be sure to be on the lookout for any of these signs. If you see any of these signs, contact All-State Pest and Lawn as soon as possible.
- Mud tunnels on the foundation
- Painted walls that bubble and peel
- Buckling walls and ceilings
- Small entry holes the size of a Pins Tip where they tunnel through drywall
- A hollow sound when tapping on the wood with a heavy object
- The appearance of water damage
- Maze designs on wood
Termite protection and prevention is the best line of defense. We offer an Active Termite Damage Replacement Warranty on your home. If you have termites, we can treat and stop them from creating extensive termite damage to your home. We offer both termite Preventive and Curative termite treatments. Our team knows how to handle all pest control problems including ones that fly, sting and bite! Contact All-State Pest & Lawn today for a Quote at (901) 757-9111. Remember, one call does it all. We can also handle termites, pest control, lawn care and landscape services!