Posts with the tag: "signs of termites"
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.
Every month of the year Hawaii draws thousands of visitors from all over the world who want to experience the white sand beaches, crystal clear blue waters, and these islands that are steeped in our heritage. Tourists love a good luau and a tropical drink in January when the winter weather they are used to is quite different. They love to see where pineapples are picked and the fishermen coming in with their latest catch. It can be said that while tourists spend their two weeks absorbing everything that our islands have to offer that those of us lucky enough to live here year-round take it all for granted.
Just because termites don’t appear to be around any longer, it doesn’t mean they are gone. Termites in Hawaii are like the bad house guests that overstay their welcome. Some states get a reprieve from the house-eating pests, but not Hawaii. Hawaii’s climate is perfect for termites, and it allows them to be active all year long. So, while you may think they are gone, termites are still hiding away in your walls and under your floor. Here are the top five signs that tell you when termites have moved in.