Posts With The Category: "Termites"
If you own property in Hawaii, you know that termites are a threat. But not all termites are the same. In this article, we're going to be addressing the dangers of drywood termites and cover the treatments that are widely considered to be the most effective by national experts for drywood termite control.
So far you have been fortunate enough to escape their wrath, but many of your neighbors are battling them as we speak. They lurk in the dark recesses of your home undetected and can cause extensive damage before you even know they have invaded. They often travel as if cloaked and stealthily keep from being discovered, and all the while they are in full attack mode scuttling in and out of your home and destroying its very integrity. What is this dreaded nemesis that is causing so much stir in Hawaii lately? Well, it’s termites of course! These little insects with huge appetites will eat anything wood that it can reach. In fact, they cause over $5 billion annually in damages to homes and businesses across the United States. Yes, that is a ‘b’ as in billion; and to make matters worse, most insurance carriers won’t cover the cost of damages done by these overeaters.
Michael Botha, Associate Certified Entomologist and President of Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions spoke with Steve Uyehara of Hawaii News Now, about the many invasive species that are becoming more and more of a threat throughout the Islands. There is a ton of information in this short clip, but here are some of the highlights to help you protect yourself from these pests.
Do you have drywood termites in your Hawaii home or business? It can be scary to think of these wood-eating insects working their way through joists, load-bearing beams and supports. Damage done by drywood termites can lead to frustrating problems, like the bending and warping of your home's structure. Once the wood of your home is weakened, it may be impossible to fix. When you choose a company to solve your termite infestation, choose wisely. Not all pest control companies are created equal, and not all treatments will be right for your home or business.