Brooklyn Termite Control from Flash
Termites. That dreaded word can strike fear in the heart of a homeowner. Termites eat a lot of different things, but their favorite is wood. Because so many homes are built around a wood structure, a termite infestation weakens the structure and can make it completely unlivable until repairs are made. To prevent things from going that far, learn the early signs of a termite infestation and know what to do if you think termites are in your home or apartment. Termites have become a large problem in Brooklyn as of late. We have done countless jobs in all of the neighborhoods, including Flatbush, Fort Hamilton and Cypress Hills.
Signs of Termite Damage
Because termites damage a home from within, often leaving the appearance of outside structures intact, when you finally see signs of a termite infestation, the damage is likely already done. If you see termites on your property, you can be sure that they're in your home's structure. Termites look a lot like ants, but their bodies are larger and translucent. If you get close enough, you'll also see that termites have longer antennae than ants.
Keep a close eye on wood that is on your property. If your firewood pile or a tree stump in your yard has holes or craters in it, it is likely harbouring some termites. If the wood crumbles under pressure, you can be sure of it. Take steps to contain the problem before the pests make their way to your home.
If you see thin, irregularly shaped tunnels on the wood structures of your home, you likely have termites. You might also see soil or mud at the tunnel entrances. In your home, if you see signs that look like water damage, like buckling paint or sagging ceilings, you could have termites. It is best to have a professional take a look rather than assume the damage is because of water.
This is termite damage to a homes center beam. Damage from Termites can weaken our properties infrastructure and put lives at jeopardy. Inspection for termite damage should be conducted on an annual basis to protect our homes from it's damaging effects. Early detection, protection and management will termite proof our home keeping us safe
Leave it to the Professionals
Homes built today often have termite protection built right in, but homes built before 1970 do not. Because of this, termites are a big problem in an older neighborhood like Brooklyn. If you see signs of a termite infestation, call a professional exterminator immediately. By the time you see signs of termites, there will already be a lot of damage and you don't want to give the pests the opportunity to do more. We can take steps to ensure that there are no termites in your home and can also protect it from future infestation. Before you invest in damage repairs, it is very important that all the termites are gone and unable to come back.