Termites! The Bad and The Ugly!

Did you know that termites cost home and property owners over $5 billion each year? Another fact that might astonish you is that termite do not sleep!

While you may be nuzzled up, cozy in your bed each night, termites could be feasting on that foundation you worked so hard to live on. Every property and home owner should be aware of any and all threats that may be posed against their assets. This especially includes termites! The best offense is always a good defense when it comes to termites, and prevention is key! Listed below are some signs to look out for:

  • Wings and droppings– If you see wings or termite droppings is another obvious sign (droppings look like tiny black dots, similar to that of small black pellets. Unfortunately, if you find either of these things, there’s a pretty good chance that an infestation is well under way.
  • Hollow wood – as we all know, termites love to feast on wood. If you knock and are wary that the sound is more hollow than it should be, seek out help immediately!
  • Mud Tubes – Subterranean termites build mud tubes to use as highways between their colony and the source of their food, wood.
  • Pin Holes – small, pin-like holes on drywall is a clear indicator of a termite presence.

Use that ace up your sleeve!

Some signs are easier to spot than others. Whatever the case may be, a potential termite infestation is a serious issue that needs to be addressed immediately. If you have suspicion that you may be dealing with a termite threat, contact us today before it’s too late. We will send out a qualified technician to survey the area and advise on the best course of action. When it comes to your home or business, you don’t want to gamble with termites threatening the structural integrity of any building. RH Miller Pest Services has been immersed in the Central Florida area in cities like Windermere for over a quarter of a century. As with all of our services, our process starts with a free estimate. Call our offices today @ 321-316-3971 to get the ball rolling!


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