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Will Termites Eat This? (Probably)

Termites are tiny cellulose-eating monsters that can cause thousands of dollars in damage to the structure and belongings in your home before being noticed. Nicknamed the ‘silent destroyer’ because of how long they can go undetected, termites literally obtain their life-sustaining nutrients from your home, regardless of its construction type.

Cellulose is an organic compound found in the cell walls of green plants. If you take a serious look around your home, these are some of the items that make your home attractive to termites:

  • Support Beams
  • Walls
  • Decks
  • Fences
  • Floors
  • Carpet
  • Furniture
  • Sheetrock
  • Cardboard
  • Fabric/upholstery

Out in nature, termites are valuable thanks to their ability to break down decaying trees and dying plants. The colony sends out workers to locate food, as sharing large quantities of food is key to the colony’s survival. Homes constitute a feast for termites, so when a worker finds your home, it returns to the colony to get helpers, leaving a trail behind so it can easily find its path back. When termites in the hundreds of thousands start chewing on your largest investment, it’s time to turn to a trusted pest specialist.

Preventing And Eradicating Termites

Every homeowner should have an annual termite inspection. Ecola offers free termite inspections in which they not only check for a termite infestation, but also evaluate your present risk. Should no termites be found, it will save money and heartache to implement a preventive measure.

Ecola specializes in alternative termite solutions that are family-friendly, such as Ecola Heat, Electro Gun, Borates, and TAP Insulation. If Ecola finds termites, the recommended remediation method will depend upon the size and location of the infestation. If the infestation is limited to a specific area, a localized treatment can be employed as opposed to the whole-house treatment required for extensive infestations.

Ask your Ecola specialist about the alternative solutions available for your home. Call (800) 471-BUGS (2847) to schedule your free termite inspection today.

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