Termites are Invading St. Louis: Four Indicators You May Have an Infestation
Termites are one of the most destructive insects in the world – and they are invading St. Louis. We have definitely seen an uptick in these wood-destroying insects over the past few years, so it might be time for an inspection to ensure your home’s safety. You can’t assume your home is termite-free just because you’ve never seen them – they only swarm once or twice a year, and you might miss it! So, here are four indicators that you may have a termite infestation: You may notice:
Bubbled paint - especially in areas of moisture (i.e. patio or garage)
Tiny pinholes in your drywall or wallpaper
Piles of wings next to wood structures
Damaged or hollow-sounding wood
If you notice any of these issues in your home or business, you need to get a termite inspection as soon as possible. Termites and other wood destroying insects can cause great structural damage if left untreated, and can cost you thousands of dollars in repairs. Also keep in mind that the typical homeowner's or business insurance policy does not cover destruction caused by termites.
Do you think that you have a termite infestation in your St. Louis home or business? Integrated Pest Control’s treatment program can help you understand the threat of termites and wood destroying insects, and take the necessary steps to protect your home or office.