Posts with the tag: "termites in hawaii"
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!
Once called white ants, but often referred to now as "ground termites," the subterranean termite is a pest no one wants to ever find in their Hawaiian home. These insects are simple organisms that devour wood 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, without ceasing, costing Hawaii property owners over $100 million dollars every year. If you own a home in Maui, this is what you need to know about these wood-destroying organisms.
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.