How infestations damage your home and your finances

Damage caused by Termites (series)

Between the mortgage, monthly expenses, and any remodeling plans, some homeowners may find that it’s a struggle just to stay within a monthly budget. When unfortunate and unexpected situations occur, homeowners may be forced to spend even more money in order to fix the problem. Termites make their home inside the walls and floors of homes, damaging the structure and stability of the living space and costing homeowners thousands of dollars. Here are a few things you look out for to make sure that your home, and your wallet, is safe from termite damage:

Know the difference between a termite and an ant:

Most homeowners do not know how to distinguish ants from termites. If termites are detected early, an exterminator may be able to eliminate the threat before serious damage is caused to the structure of the home. Recognizing a termite may mean the difference between affordable extermination and thousands of dollars in home repair.

Know your home and its surroundings:

Pay attention to any changes in the walls, baseboards, window sills, and door frames around your home, especially in the summer. Termites always enter homes from the outside first, so it is not uncommon for them to start eating away at the wood around your windows and doors before reaching other parts of the home. Termites may also wander around the inside your home and leave behind pepper-like fecal matter. If you see any of these signs, contact a termite exterminator to get a professional opinion.

If you suspect that your home is infested with termites or have any questions about what you can do to protect your home, contact Rest Assured Pest Control at (410) 317-8510. Our pest experts will work with you to ensure that your home is safe from termite damage