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Destroy Your Home? Termites Wood.

Your home security system? Ha, like that will stop him. He’ll sneak into your home through a small crack. They call him “the silent destroyer”. He’ll coexist with you for days, weeks, months, or years. This tiny criminal is a termite. Once you start to notice the damage, he and his buddies often have developed a full-blown infestation.

So, what should you look for? There is one major termite species in North Carolina that will leave behind a variety of signs that they have decided to make your house their new home.

Subterranean termites present buckling wood, swollen floors, and ceilings. This damage can leave a home smelling like mold or mildew. These signs can often point to water damage, but in fact, they can also point to subterranean termites. If you notice any of these signs, have a pest control expert come to your home to take a look.

Here are some ways to prevent termites:
  • Repair any leaks
  • Keep water away from the foundation
  • Remove plants and heavy mulch from the property
  • Keep vents open
  • Seal any cracks that can act as entry points

Termites are more likely to develop in certain areas and climates. The Termite Infestation Probability Zones (TIP zones) determine the risk of an area’s likelihood to develop termites. North Carolina is in TIP zone #2, which means the risk is moderate to heavy. In North Carolina, it is important to take preventative steps to protect your home against the severe damage of a termite infestation.

Suspicious of these chewing criminals in your structure? Antex Exterminating can help! Antex Exterminating is family-owned and operated. We provide North Carolina with pest control services and crawl space repairs to prevent pests in the first place. To schedule a free estimate, visit our website or give us a call at (910) 822-0099 today!