Why Termite Inspections Make Financial Sense
There are warning signs that indicate termite damage, but they’re tricky to find. By the time you find them, it’s most likely too late to mitigate termite damage. That’s why if you suspect there are termites in your home, don’t hesitate to contact a pest control company and have them conduct pest treatment if necessary.
Some homeowners are hesitant about calling pest control unless they’re 100% sure they’ve got a termite infestation. However, most would agree that you’re better off paying for termite control than termite damage. How bad can termite damage be?
Your Insurance Policy Doesn’t Cover Termite Damage
Some homeowners are lured into complacency, thinking their insurer will cover repairs. However, standard insurance policies only cover unpreventable damage, and most insurers consider termite damage to be preventable.
It Makes More Financial Sense
The potential costs stemming from termite damage is far greater than the costs of a routine pest inspection. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the annual cost of termite damage is estimated to range from $1 billion to $7 billion. It’s also not uncommon for homeowners to pay anywhere between $500 to $100,000 for repairs. This figure doesn’t include the costs for removing the termites.
Termites Move Quickly
Termites are an especially problematic pest because they can inflict damage quickly. It typically only takes a few days for Formosan termites to tunnel their way into your home and wreak havoc on your home’s structure. If you notice anything unusual in your home, don’t hesitate to contact your local pest control professionals. Warning signs you should keep an eye out for include cracked and bubbling paint splattered with termite droppings, hollow sounds coming out of wood when tapped, and winged insects in and around your home.