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Do termites bite?

Termites are one of the most dreaded pests in existence, due to the potential damage they can do to your property. But have you ever wondered whether termites can bring on other kinds of problems? For instance: Do termites bite?

The answer is pretty straightforward: Termites do not have a reputation for biting humans, as their mandibles are not meant to penetrate skin. Now, termites do indeed bite wood, and they can certainly take a bite from your wallet. To avoid the bite of these wood-eating pests, it’s important to keep up with regular termite inspections and to contact a termite expert if you see signs of termites.

Western Exterminator has years of experience with treating termites and is equipped to inspect your home or business thoroughly and get rid of your termite problem. Call us at 800-937-8398 or contact us online to get in touch today!

Termites bite your property

It’s mind-boggling to consider that termites eat 24/7. They can consume not only wood but also plastic and wallpaper. Termites can also feed on grass, cardboard, paper and some fabric. To consume wood, termites use their mandibles to rip off pieces of it.

When it comes to wood, termites do not favor all kinds of wood equally. For example, western subterranean termites mainly eat springwood as opposed to summerwood.

The best way to see whether termites are taking bites of your property is by getting thorough termite inspections from a pest control company on a regular basis. Western Exterminator can also provide other termite control methods like termite monitoring.

Bites out of your wallet

While there isn’t much cause for concern over termites actually biting humans, you should be aware that the financial costs of termites can be high. If termites infest your premises, they can cause a great deal of damage, resulting in steep repair bills. If you operate a commercial building, you won’t be spared, either - termites can attack both homes and businesses. Subterranean termites, which usually live in soil, cause the most destruction. Drywood termites, another type of termite, reside in dry wood and can live in wood in structures along with furniture.

Additionally, if you have a termite problem, you should get professional termite treatment - such as termite fumigation - and as you may have guessed, you will need to pay for treatment. This is yet another way termites can bite into your pocketbook. Professional treatment is important to truly get rid of the problem.

Cost of termite damage

Guard yourself against termites!

To avoid structural damage as well as repair and treatment costs from termite problems, keep an eye out for signals that these pests are taking a bite out of your home or business. For example, flying termites, also called swarmers, inside a property could signify an issue is present. If you spot any warning signs, reach out to a termite professional right away before the problem becomes worse.

Even if you do not think you have termites, inspections should take place periodically to ensure any potential problems are caught. This will help you stay on top of whether or not termites are infesting your premises.

Western Exterminator is well-prepared to handle termite problems. Even though an infestation can be frightening, we will come up with the ideal solution to get rid of these pests. Get in touch with us today to begin safeguarding your structure!

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