It has been said that there are only two kinds of houses in the Phoenix area, those that have termite problems and those that will. But is it inevitable that your property will be damaged by termites or that you’ll need to call for termite control in Mesa?
Mesa homes and businesses are being slowly eaten away by more than just the wind, rain and other elements. Before human settlements arrived in the Phoenix valley and Mesa, there were 1000’s of colonies of termites feasting on the Sonoran Desert floor. Give termites food, a water supply and some juicy wood to eat in a sheltered environment (your home!), and they’ll thrive. With the influx of the human population, termite infestations in Mesa are all to common. The 165,000 plus households in Mesa are more than enough food for termites to live off for years. Varsity Termite and Pest Control can help make your home less of a haven for these destructive creatures.
To avoid becoming a property damage statistic, it is wise to call in a termite control company in Mesa to carry out a termite inspection. Don’t be lulled into a false sense of security, Even though, they’re tiny, termites can and do cause major structural damage. The reason termites can pose such a threat to property is largely due to their dietary habits as well as their social organization. Our expert team of exterminators at Varsity Termite and Pest Control in Mesa know what to do to prevent you from becoming a statistic too.
There are several thousands of species of termites, and only 10% of them are considered pests and warrant a call to your local exterminator in Mesa. In fact, in tropical areas some termites even fulfill a vital ecological purpose. Termites are detrivores, which means that they feed on debris and recycle decomposing materials as nutrients that enrich the soil. Because they clear out dying vegetation, they also create new habitats for animals. So, some termites aren’t that much of a problem if any, and are obviously not anything to be concerned about. Termites that live near human inhabited areas, however, are a source of major concern.
Let’s say your house is made of concrete, glass, and steel, so why should you worry about termites? It’s not that simple, unfortunately. In an ideal world, termites would only eat one variety of wood, and we could build our buildings appropriately. It would merely be a matter of reducing wood in building construction. However, termites also eat many other materials including: plastics, paint, silicone adhesives, paper, cloth, and carpets. While termites may or may not eat each of these materials, they have been proven to take pieces of them to build nests with. The end result of termite infestation is ultimately wood and property damage. Termites can cause entire structures to cave in. Obviously by the time this happens, it’s already too late. It is a far better idea to get on the phone to a termite exterminator in Mesa and have a termite inspection done to stop the problem before it gets worse.
Because of the level of damage that Termites in Mesa can cause, termites can be a costly and dangerous pest. For example in India, termites ate the equivalent of roughly four thousand US dollars in April of 2011. Termites, like humans, favor temperate latitudes, occurring between 50 degrees north to 50 degrees south. Termites damage approximately half a million homes in the U.S. each year, and cost anywhere from two to five billion dollars each year in either repair costs for the damage that they’ve caused or in costs to control them. Termites also produce large amounts of greenhouse gases like methane adding to other environmental issues .
With all that in mind, you can see why exterminators that provide Mesa termite control companies are often busy. Termites can never be totally eliminated, but they can be controlled. Store bought termite traps may or may not work. A termite inspection is your only way short of having a wood structure collapse. So ask yourself when you’d rather find out? Before your home has been damaged is probably your best choice. So call Varsity Termite & Pest Control, your local Mesa termite exterminator and protect both yourself and your property from becoming a statistic. Call us at 602-757-8252