ARE TERMITES DESTROYING YOUR HOME’S VALUE RIGHT NOW?

ARE TERMITES DESTROYING YOUR HOME’S VALUE RIGHT NOW?

Termites are small, destructive insects that can destroy your home. These pests can infiltrate your home and cause significant damage to the structural integrity of the property. No matter what your home is made of, you easily have items inside that termites feed on. Termites can cause thousands of dollars in damage and affect the overall value of a property.

The experts at Eco Advantage are here to educate you about termite damage, how it affects home values, and what you can do.

COSTS

Approximately 600,000 homes are damaged by termites in the US each year. According to the USDA, one Formosan termite species is estimated to cause $1 billion in property damage a year. The average cost to repair damage from termites can vary based on the severity of how much your home is damaged. Some homeowners have paid thousands of dollars for home repairs from termite infestations.

TERMITES IN NORTH CAROLINA

Termites thrive in warm and humid climates, which is why North Carolina residents tend to deal with more termite damage than northern states. Most states have termites, just to varying degrees. The only state in the U.S. where termites cannot survive is Alaska.

Hand of a carpenter pointing at a wood plank destroyed by termites isolated on white

WHAT DOES TERMITE DAMAGE LOOK LIKE

It is important to know what the signs of infestations are as well as what termite damage looks like, as the first steps toward mitigating termite damage from getting worse over time.

If you suspect that you have termite damage, here are some things to look for:

  • Rotted wood around door/window frames
  • Piles of sawdust around baseboards or in the basement of your home
  • Small, brown-colored dots, which may be termite droppings
  • Shed wings of termites or piles of wings on the floor and around window and door frames

Termites love to eat wood, and they can affect a variety of areas of your home, including:

  • Window and door frames
  • The foundation, basement, or crawlspace
  • Floors
  • Baseboards and crown molding
  • Drywall

 

HOW DO TERMITES AFFECT HOME VALUE

Termites can negatively affect your home value. On average, homeowners pay approximately $3,000 in repairs for termite damage. Some evidence has been shown that termites can lower a home’s value by as much as twenty percent.

If termites are found during a home inspection, the value of your home may be reduced significantly or the buyers may pull their offer.

Close up termites or white ants

TERMITES CONTROL SOLUTIONS

By the time you detect termites in your home, the damage is often quite extensive. The best termite control solutions are usually those provided by an Eco Advantage professional. An experienced exterminator can help you evaluate the full extent of the damage to your home. Liquid termite treatments are available, which creates a barrier around the building. Once termites come into contact with the liquid, they become disoriented and do not cause further damage to the building. The liquid is transferrable from one termite to another so that they can carry this substance back to the nest.

PROTECT YOUR FAYETTEVILLE / HOPE MILLS AREA HOME AND FAMILY

When it comes to providing quality pest control services, there is no one better for the job than Eco Advantage Termite and Pest Solutions. Our team of pest service experts has the tools and expertise to properly remove and keep unwanted visitors out of your home.

Eco Advantage Termite and Pest Solutions is your trusted pest and moisture control expert. Whether your home is in Fayetteville or Hope Mills, you can count on Eco Advantage Termite and Pest Solutions to rid your home of pesky rodents, cockroaches, spiders, and other nuisances. Be sure to give us a call today at (910) 425-6415 to learn more about how we can eliminate your rodent and other pests for good!