Termites are a non-discriminatory pest: they can thrive in any type of climate and are relentless in their search for food. This is particularly troublesome for home or business owners, as our structures provide numerous food sources for all varieties of termites.
Particularly in Washington state, subterranean termites threaten the structural integrity of your space. Beyond that, dampwood, drywood, and winged termites are also potential threats depending on your area and the season. Understanding the full range of damage these pests can impose is an important part of being able to control and avoid termite infestation.
Why Proactive, Preventative Termite Control is a Necessity
One of the most common reasons people worry about termites is due to the amount of damage they can inflict on your home or business. Termites notoriously feed on wood, and what most don’t understand is that they eat 24 hours a day. If introduced to your space, they are constantly drilling and destroying its structural foundation.
Not only do termites feed on wood, but they can also eat insulation. This provides a whole other spectrum of damage these pests can do, as it allows them to not seclude themselves to just your sub-level—they can also be in your walls or attic spaces.
Damp areas of your home can also be targets for this species. Given the very rainy seasons the Seattle area is prone to, this can make your structure more attractive to this type of pest. Other places they have been found are around windows, or near concrete foundations.
Termites will leave mud tunnels or tubes on or around a material they cannot eat, and this is a telling sign you may have a larger issue on your hands, especially since the wood damage they inflict isn’t always visible from the outside. They don’t always enter your home from the outside either, as subterranean varieties burrow up through the ground into your space. This makes them even harder to notice.
Home insurance policies don’t always cover extensive termite damage. In this respect, it is critical that you have regular, professional inspections and be intentional about not allowing dampness to accumulate. It is much easier to prevent termites than it is to remove them, so staying on top of the issue with professional termite control services is key.
Worried about a Termite Infestation? Call Cascade Pest Control
Family owned and operated since 1979, Cascade Pest Control is dedicated to providing high-quality, effective pest and rodent control to our customers. Our technicians are professionally trained and qualified to handle any of your home or business’ termite control needs in the greater Puget Sound region.
Particularly for termites, our technicians are experts in detecting, eradicating, and preventing any current or future infestations. We work with you and your schedule in order to create a personalized treatment plan to meet your needs. Furthermore, all of our methods are non-toxic and eco-friendly, as we respect and value your health and sustainability along with effective pest control.
Call 888-989-8979 today to get a quote about Cascade Pest Control services available in your area!