Posts with the tag: "termite inspection"
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.
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.
Did you know that your Hawaii home may be under attack at this very moment? It is not an attack from some foreign country or from a neighbor who is upset because you forgot to wish him a happy birthday. It is not an attack from a passing tropical system either. This attack is stealthy and executed under the cover of darkness – well under the cover of dirt, anyway. What on earth is this stealthy and elusive attacker of your home? Termites!
Hawaii is a great place to live, especially if you're a termite. In eighty degree weather, termites are the most active. They can eat the wood inside a home or business 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, costing property owners thousands of dollars in difficult repairs. Some species of termites can total a home in under three years. If you have not thought about termite protection for you Oahu home, you may want to reconsider.