Spring and Termites Go Hand-in-Hand, Only 50% Have Home Inspected
American homeowners may not be surprised that the first full week of spring is also Termite Awareness Week. Spring is prime termite season as swarmers, or winged termites, emerge in search of establishing new colonies, which often include vulnerable residential properties. Spring also kick starts the housing market with buyers on the hunt for that perfect home, and home remodeling projects move into full swing. Home buyers and homeowners alike should pay particular attention to signs of termite infestation and seek an inspection.
A new survey finds that 38 percent of U.S. adults worry about discovering termites in their home, 33 percent have or know someone who has experienced termite damage and that despite these concerns, more than half (52 percent) of Americans have never had their homes inspected.
Termites can literally eat homeowners out of house and home without them even knowing it until it is too late. Termites are known as “silent destroyers” due to their ability to chew through wood, flooring and even wallpaper undetected and can comprise the structural stability of a home within several years depending on the species.
Homeowners concerned about the rising cost of heating and cooling bills and termites, should consider having InCide® Pest Control Insulation installed in the attic and walls of their home. InCide® will kill upon contact listed pests including drywood and subterranean termites. InCide® Pest Control Insulation is an EPA registered product and may only be installed by a licensed pest professional.