“When you think about protecting your home, I always thought that conversation was about fire extinguishers and smoke detectors,” Carol laughed. “Blame it on having a hubby in the fire department. But the real issue we’re facing has nothing to do with fire – and everything to do with destructive insects!”
What type of insects damage local properties?
While there are destructive insects all over the world, here in this part of Massachusetts, our main concerns are termites and carpenter ants. Both of these insects eat and nest in wood. Wooden framed homes are the norm here, which is why these insects are of top concern.
What are the signs of insect damage in my home?
The signs of termite damage can sometimes look like you have minor water damage. When floors heave and ceilings sag, walls buckle and have faint, maze-like patterns barely visible to the eye. it’s well worth having your local professional exterminator check out what’s going on. You sometimes can detect the presence of termites with your nose. Their nests have a distinctive moldy smell.
You can find carpenter ants with your ears. They make a rustling noise as they chew their way through the structure of your home. Other signs of carpenter ant damage to watch for include small piles of wood shavings; tiny holes in your home’s baseboards or walls, and of course, actually seeing the ants as they travel around your home.
What’s the Best Way to Get Rid of Problem Insects Fast?
It’s so important to get problem insects out of your home fast. The reason it’s important to do this is that insects cause damage quickly. You might think how much can an ant possibly eat, but when there are hundreds and hundreds of ants and they’re all eating pretty much all of the time, the fact is it doesn’t take long to cause serious, lasting damage.
For a fast, family and pet safe solution to your insect problem, find the best exterminator nearby.