Maine Termite Control and Pest Control
The word “termite” probably causes a natural reaction like a cringe, followed by a slight panic. A termite infestation can be devastating for any building (and pieces of furniture), but especially your home. Your home contains your family and your life; a termite infestation threatens them. On the other hand, you may not be all that concerned and think, “what can a tiny insect do to my large house?” But that’s the thing – it’s never just the one termite, it’s a swarm of termites. They eat their way through the foundation, floors, walls and even ceilings of your home, which means structural integrity and safety are a major concern. This also means Southern Maine termite control is imperative as soon as you suspect you have a problem.
Signs of Infestation
Termites are tiny and translucent, so you likely won’t see the actual insects themselves. They leave telltale signs of their presence, however. Like many pest infestations, you can see their droppings. Termite droppings are small, rigid, and wood-colored. One of the biggest signs is mud tunnels. These are what the termites burrow through and leave behind them. You can see them anywhere inside your home, from walls to the ceilings. Another sign of infestation is a pile of shredded wings that have fallen off the termites. These are often located near an entry point of your home.
Termites are not cheap. Their damage costs an average of $5 billion a year (across the U.S.) and they are a major threat to investments, just like your home. On top of that, many insurance plans won’t cover the cost for treatment or repairs needed due to termites, unless you’re specifically added that in. But no need to worry! Affordable Southern Maine termite control is within reach.
If you live in Southern Maine and see any signs of a termite infestation, Ants Etc. Pest Control is your termite exterminator! Termites can be difficult to battle, but the battle can be won with your home intact. An inspection of your home will determine the severity of the infestation. Then an extermination plan that keeps your family safe and healthy is recommended. Call (207) 892-7855 today to free your home from the attacking insects.