The Threat of Termites

Termites have survived for over 150 million years and cause more destruction to homes than fire and flood combined.  Even worse, homeowner’s insurance typically does not protect against termite damage.wood-destroying-insects

Termites are in constant search for food and do not discriminate between your home and nature’s food sources.  There are varying types of wood destroying insects, including:

Subterranean termites live in large underground colonies.  A single colony can have between 500,000 to over a million termites.  They can gain access inside any home, whether it’s brick, block or even built on a concrete slab.  They invade your home through plumbing or other openings in the slab.  They feed on wood flooring, drywall, framing and valuable furnishings in the home.

They will also build mud tubes to access wood sources above ground and enter through cracks as small as 1/64 of an inch.

Drywood termites do live below ground but instead, inside wood.  Drywood termites swarm and enter your home through cracks, unscreened soffits and gable vents.  Their damage can go unnoticed for extended periods of time.

If you’re concerned you may have a termite infestation or want to protect your home from termites before it’s too late, contact Massey Services for a free, no obligation inspection.