What makes your home vulnerable to termites?

Termites are one of the most common pest problems in Lafayette and the surrounding areas including Indianapolis. Our pest control company has found that typically homeowners and business owners have a termite inspection done when they are buying or selling the property.

Beyond that termite inspections are not done on a regular basis in most cases. When routine termite inspections are not carried out on your property then often you do not realize that you have a termite infestation until extensive damage is done.

Termites eat 24 hours a day, 7 days a week which means that they can do extensive damage to the structure of your property in a matter of no time. In fact, the NPMA estimates that termites cause on average $5 billion in property damage each year.

There a key warning signs of a termite infestation that could help you get in front of an infestation before it gets worse. Signs of a termite infestation include:

  • Termite swarms
  • Mud tubes inside the interior
  • Mud tubes inside the exterior
  • Darkening of wood structures
  • Decaying wood

If it has been some time since your Lafayette or Indianapolis home or business had a termite inspection then Cochnower Pest Control today to learn more about our termite inspection services!