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Termite Exterminators in Northeast Ohio

How Termites Destory

Homeowners may never see termites in or around their homes, but the damage they do in those out-of-the-way places homeowners don’t see can be devastating. A termite gains access to your home anywhere wood meets soil, and once inside, they feed on any and all wood they can find.

The subterranean termite is the most common and destructive termite in the United States. They generally make their home in the soil, burrowing beneath the ground in search of their foods of choice—trees, brush and decaying wood. But if food is scarce, they will enter your home, where walls, floors and furniture provide an almost unending supply of food. A termite infestation can and has destroyed homes by compromising the strength and integrity of entire support structures.

Homes constructed of materials other than wood are not immune to termites. These enterprising pests have been known to work their way through plaster and metal siding to get to the wood structures within, including wood cabinets and furniture.

Protecting your home from termites

Termites do leave signs of their presence. If you notice scattered wings on your floors or window sills, this could indicate termites have gotten into your walls. Mud-like lines or tubes running along wood or joists are evidence that termites have burrowed through the wood. Termites also will create mud tubes in the ground outside your home leading from the nest to a food source.

You can discourage termites from making your home their food by taking some precautions.

  • Store your firewood away from your home, and never stack lumber or paper near your foundation or in crawl spaces.
  • Clear your yard of woody debris and remove stumps.
  • Place secure screens over all outside vents
  • Regularly check all wood structures for rot or damage, including swing sets, decks, wooden fences and sheds.

Your best protection against termites is to arrange for a pest control expert to perform regular inspections at your home. The trained professionals at TNT Exterminating know how to spot signs of a termite problem before it becomes a problem, potentially saving you, the homeowner, thousands in repairs. Our technicians will perform a thorough inspection of your home and treat immediately for termites that have found their way inside.

If you suspect a termite infestation or simply wish to take preventative measures in your home in Akron, Cleveland or the surrounding area, contact TNT Exterminators for a professional termite inspection.

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