If you became aware that your home is currently resting on a fault line, would you get earthquake insurance? What if you learned that the region your home sits in is 5 times more likely to get flooded in spring? Would you get flood insurance? Houston, we have a problem. Eastern Texas is home to every type of termite that can infest a home, including the voracious Formosan subterranean termite. Some have said that this termite can total a new home almost before the paint dries. If you live in Houston, you’re crazy to not have termite insurance.
How much is your home worth? Even if you’re on the low end of the spectrum, $100,000 is a lot of money. For some, it can take 30 years to pay off this much on a home loan. The last thing you need is thousands of termites eating your home from the inside out.
Won’t I see termites before they do enough damage to care about?
They don’t call termites the silent invader for nothing. This is an insect that eats wood. You won’t find any sawdust laying around when this insect is feasting in your home.
Don’t termites have big ugly nests?
Most termites will establish their nests in the soil near your home or in wall voids and attic spaces. These are hard, if not impossible, to see. With some species of subterranean termite, you may see mud tubes on your basement walls. These termites build tubes to protect themselves from the drying effects of the sun. But Formosan subterranean termites can establish a nest entirely inside a manmade structure by using their feces as a moistening agent.
If you live in the Houston area get plugged into a cutting-edge pest control company like Holder’s Pest Solutions. They utilize the most powerful and eco-friendly termite systems available, and they have almost 70 years of experience protecting homes from termites.
Houston is a hotbed for termite species. Protect your home, and protect your investment, with year-round termite monitoring from our residential termite control program. It just makes sense.
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