There may not be more terrifying words for a home owner to hear than, “You have termites.” Thoughts race through your mind, how did this happen my home is so clean, what kind of damage do I have, what is this going to cost me to get rid of, and how did I miss this?
The first sign you have termites may not even be noticeable to you. They will appear as a swarm of bugs, and unless you know what you are looking at, more than likely you will just chalk it up as just another bug. These are the male and female termites that have left the colony and are looking for a mate to start a colony of their own. Once they mate, these termites will lose their wings and you will see all the discarded wings below the spot you had seen the swarm. If you see these signs, call us at Amigos Pest Solutions right away. It is imperative to get this infestation under control as soon as possible. Queens can live as long as 25 years and, in some species, can produce thousands of eggs a day.
According to the National Pest Management Association, “Termites alone cause over $5 billion in property damage annually, a cost not covered by home owner’s insurance. Subterranean termites eat 24/7, making them the most destructive species of termite found in the U.S.” Read Fact Sheet
At Amigos Pest Solution, we have the experience and know how to get your termite issue under control and prevent them from returning. The average cost to fix termite damage is about $3000, and if left unchecked, can run into the tens of thousands of dollars and even put the integrity of your home at risk, and the safety of your family. If you suspect you have termites, call us today and we can get you scheduled for a free inspection. Termites can not be taken lightly as the damage is ongoing and severe.