Add Professional Termite Inspection to the Top of Your Spring Priority List
Many homeowners use spring time as an excuse to finally get their home in the shape that it deserves. Landscaping projects, fertilization, new garden boxes and even building a deck out back are all jobs that are fun to get done in the spring time. Not only can these projects improve the look and feel of your home, but they will also add value to your home. Your home is one of your biggest investments and so you should take every measure to protect it. One step that will ensure the value of your home does not decrease is by getting a professional termite inspection.
Termites Cause Extreme Damage to Your Home
Termites are the most destructive insect in our country and are responsible for millions of dollars worth of damage every single year. Termites can cause serious damage to the foundation of your home, which will cost you much more than you think. The structural integrity of your home is at great risk if your home is experiencing any type of termite infestation. Many homeowners do not realize that their home is infested with termites until they have put their home on the market and the home inspection informs them of the dreadful news. This can put quite a damper on a home seller who was hoping to make a profit, only to find out that they now have quite a cost in repairs to be done before the sale can be finalized.
Northern Virginia is Home to Many Types of Termite Species
Northern Virginia is home to a variety of termite species including Eastern Subterranean termites, Western Drywood termites and West Indian Powder Post Termites. The most common species of termite in West Virginia is the Eastern Subterranean Termite. This termite generally swarms during the springtime, which makes now the most important time of year to hire Eagle Pest Services to perform a professional termite inspection of your home. Smaller swarms of this species can occur during the morning after a rain fall when the soil temperature is around 70 degrees.
Pay Attention to the Signs of a Termite Infestation
A termite infestation is one of the worst events that can happen to your home. It is most important to familiarize yourself with the signs of a termite infestation. When termites swarm, they are in the air just long enough to find a mate, then their wings fall off and they do their best to land as close to your home as possible, as they see your home as a prime target and source of food and survival. Search for any sign of hollowed out wood, mud tunnels and holes in structural pieces of wood that make up your home. If you suspect that termites may be around or inside of your home, contact Eagle Pest Services immediately.