The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) has created the Termite Hub, a central location for everything you “wood” ever want to know about termites – from FAQ’s and prevention tips to current news. So I thought I’d share some of this information with you.

Termites silently chew through walls, floors, ceilings and even wallpaper with scissor-like jaws. They feast on wood 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And with upwards of 2 million members in a single colony, they can cause serious and costly damage to a home in a matter of weeks or months.

While this may sound like the beginning of a horror movie, it is a reality that many homeowners face when they find that their home has been infested with termites. In fact, termites cause more than $5 billion in property damage every year. Worse still, is the fact that damage caused by termites is not usually covered by homeowners’ insurance policies, making prevention and education key in protecting your home from termites.

If you’re concerned about ticks around your home or place of business, give Dave’s Pest Control a call at 1-800-400-6009.