Don’t Leave Your Norristown Home At Risk For Termites

a swarm of termites chewing through a wooden structure of a norristown home

There is a number of factors in life that could damage your home. One of the biggest factors is the weather. From snowstorms to flooding, natural disasters happen every day, sometimes leaving our homes worse for wear. This is why, as homeowners, we invest in home insurance. Another major problem that can destroy homes is termites. These tiny wood eaters destroy homes each year to the tune of 5 billion dollars, and that’s just in the United States alone! Do you have the protection you need to keep your home safe from the damage termites inflict? If not, stick around. We have just the solution for you.

What Leads to Termite Infestations This Time of Year

Here in Norristown, there are a few different species of termites but, because subterranean termites are the most destructive, we will focus on them here. These termites are fair weather pests. When the weather gets colder, termites go dormant. This often happens in the fall and goes through winter. However, when the weather heats back up again in spring and summer, termites re-emerge and start causing trouble, once again.
There are a few factors that cause termites to invade homes after they become active again each year. The biggest is water-damaged wood or wet wood-made materials, such as cardboard, furniture, and more. If there is wood that has been water damaged and softened in your home or on your property, you may attract termites. You can be sure that, if they find these materials, they will stick around until they have eaten everything they can.
Other factors include:

  • Damp soil.
  • Mulch with wood chips.
  • Soil that is directly touching the wood of your home.
  • Plenty of plant shade.
  • Areas high in moisture.

Warning Signs of a Termite Infestation

If you are worried that termites may already be in your home and causing trouble, here are a few signs you can look for to confirm or deny your worries:

  • Pencil-wide mud tubes crawling up your exterior foundation.
  • Bubbling wallpaper or paint.
  • Sagging or overly creaky floors.
  • Visual tunnels running through the wood.
  • Termite swarmers (winged termites).

While searching your home, if you find any of these signs, follow our recommendation.

Call M.A.D. for a Professional Inspection and Termite Treatments if Needed

Our hope is that, when you give us a call and we inspect your home for termites, we do not find any. We hate seeing homes damaged by these tiny wood eaters. However, whether or not find termites, we have a solution for you. Here at M.A.D. Exterminators, we offer quality treatments to eliminate and prevent unwanted termites. If protection and security are what you are looking for, give us a call. Let our team provide the answers you need.