Discovering that my home had been colonized by unwanted termites was a blow. I thought I had been doing everything that I could in orer to prevent bugs from becoming a problem. Living in an older neighborhood apparently wasn’t helping me any as the termite removal in New York City pest guy told me that homes left abandoned become the center of most infestations. Colonies need to spread out and carry new queens to better ground. Old homes like mine that are filled with delicious soft wood are an all you can eat buffet for termites. Unfortunately they can easily turn a home into a potential hazard as that same soft wood is often what is supporting the entire structure of the home. Once they get into the beams or inside the walls, it’s a race against time. Older homes are at a greater risk due to their age and without quick control of the problem, it can result in a home being declared unsafe by the housing inspection agency.
It becomes more and more important for building owners to schedule annual pest inspections. Ants, cockroaches and mice are simple problems. It might be difficult to wipe them out but they are hardly as destructive as termites can be. Bed bugs are the only other bugs that can be as damaging due to their causing rashes on humans. Nobody wants bugs in their beds but nobody wants their home to fall apart around their ears more than that! Termites can be difficult to spot and with already soft, dead wood in the home it can be even more difficult to spot the damage that they’re causing. If you think you have a termite problem, don’t try to handle it yourself. Call a professional and save your money in the long run.