The hot summer months are here. That means it’s a great time to look for your dream home. In fact, the largest number of buyers are typically searching for a new home during the months of April, May and June.
Now here’s the bad news: this time of year is also when termites are looking for a new home.
Most homes are vulnerable to termite attack, as termites can enter homes through cracks as tiny as 1/32 of an inch, according to a recent American Press article. Southwest Louisiana is plagued by native subterranean termites that swarm mainly during the day when people are at school or work.
It can be difficult to tell if you have a termite problem, since termites eat wood from the inside out. Poor home construction methods, the abundance of waterways and unmaintained properties are especially susceptible to termite infestation.
Termites cause billions of dollars worth of damage to homes, commercial buildings, forest timber, landscape trees and boats. Repairing termite damage to structures can be costly. Homeowners should take advantage of the free inspection service offered by local pest control companies.
The experts at Standard Mortgage Insurance Agency have the knowledge and experience to ensure that your company and its assets are protected against physical damage to your buildings/contents and business income.