Angie's List: Termite Troubles

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Posted at 8:00 AM, Jul 26, 2016
and last updated 2019-03-04 10:44:56-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Springtime is the prime time for spotting termites, but even if you haven’t noticed any around your home, it doesn’t mean they aren’t there… inside your walls and floorboards. 

Termites do 5-Billion dollars in damage to American homes each year. They thrive in damp environments and dead wood.

Termites are most noticeable during springtime when they use their clear wings to fly around their colonies in the soil. One way to treat a home infestation is to inject a liquid insecticide through specially drilled holes all around the house. Another treatment method is to place bait stations around the property, but that requires more patience.

Because it’s hard to tell when you have termites and treating an infestation can cost you thousands of dollars, Angie suggests having a pro out every year or two to do an inspection, which should cost around a hundred dollars.