Posts With The Category: "Termites"
It is never good when termites get into a home. Termites are wood eaters that have no idea they are eating away at your equity. They're just doing what they were made to do. But all of that damage is going to have to be addressed at some point. And those termites aren't going to pay for the damage--you are.
When most homeowners think of a highly destructive pest that can cause severe structural damage by attacking their home’s structural wood, the pest that comes to most people’s mind first is the termite; and for good reason! Wood consuming termites are certainly the insect that causes the most severe structural damages to properties. However, they aren’t the only sheriff in town so to speak, the carpenter ant ranks a close second behind them, and while they don’t actually eat the wood they are damaging, they do have the ability to cause significant damage to homes and other properties if proper measures aren’t taken to prevent and control them!
Of all the pests that we deal with on a regular basis, the termite is by far one of the most damaging to properties all over the Hawaiian Islands. Termites, dubbed the silent destroyer by pest professionals, have an uncanny knack for finding their way into homes and commercial properties where they quite literally begin eating it from the inside out. Termites feed on cellulose which is found in most building materials from the framework to the glue on the back of your wallpaper. It is also found in paper, plastic, and drywall making a good portion of your property fair game to a hungry termite colony.