An average colony consists of 60,000 to 250,000 individuals but colonies numbering in the millions are possible. A queen might live for up to 30 years and workers as long as five years. With Termites voracious appetite, these silent destroyers can inhale an entire home before they are even discovered. Just in a few years your house could be home to millions of termites and could dramatically decrease the value of your home.
Termites will eat the structural beams that support your house and will munch through a property’s structural timber: posts, wall studs, floor supports, sub-floors and ceiling supports. The bottom line is that termites can cause ceilings or floors to collapse, threatening the lives of homeowners and renters.
Termite Control in Eastern Pennsylvania
Termites will eat many different things. They also consume cellulose-based plant materials such carpet, paneling, drywall, furniture, shelves, firewood, stored food, money and books, just to name a few.
Left untreated, termites can literally eat up the value of your home and can cause serious structural damage. Not having termite protection can lead to problems when selling a home, since most potential home buyers demand a termite inspection before buying a home.
Termites and Buying a Home in Pennsylvania
Get a termite inspection when you are buying a property. You can expect a report of the details for eradication, control and prevention. The good news is that in most cases, it takes years to grow a colony to a size that can severely damage a home (though if left untreated, even roofs can collapse).
If you’re looking to purchase a property don’t trust the sellers word for it. Be sure the property is free from termites before you sign. Each year after you take ownership, have a thorough evaluation to avoid unknown growth of a termite colony.
Hire a Prossional Pest Control Company
The bottom line is if you have termites, you need to hire a professional termite extermination company to get rid of them. In the last 10 years, there has been some really revolutionary developments in the fight against termites. Pointe Pest Control uses the latest termite extermination technology in Eastern Pennsylvania and has a proven track record of getting rid of the problem.
Pointe Pest Control is your premier pest control provider in Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. At Pointe Pest Control we strive for the absolute BEST CUSTOMER CARE in the industry. We are committed to providing you with the service and satisfaction that you can only get from a family-owned company.