“You have termites.” Three little words no one with a wood structure ever wants to hear. Termites can be highly destructive, causing upwards of $5 billion in damage yearly in the United States alone. Fortunately, taking the right precautions can reduce your chances of suffering a termite infestation.
The most important step to avoiding a termite problem is having your building regularly inspected for termites. And because termites feast 24/7 and can strike at any time, it's recommended that you have an inspection at least once a year, or anytime you suspect termite activity.
Termite activity levels have been increasing over the past decade, similar to the increased activity of the beetles that have been causing so much damage to our trees. Native born insects are subterranean termites which means that have colonies underground. They seek out dead wood sources, such as untreated wood framework or dead trees and bushes, to sustain the colony.
IPM of Northern Colorado offers termite inspections, standard termiticide applications, octoborate wood treatments, and bait station systems to monitor, prevent and eliminate termite infestations. Mention this post and receive $25 off a certified termite inspection complete with the federal NPMA form 33 that can be used for real estate transactions.
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