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Damage Caused By Termites In Illinois

June 20, 2017

termite in water damaged wood

In our Illinois service area, subterranean termites can cause a lot of damage to homes and businesses. The primary reason is that subterranean termites are very sneaky pests. They come up from the ground, give little or no warning signs, and feed on the inside of sound wood supports for years without making a peep. When termite damage becomes evident, it is usually after the internal damage done by these wood-eating insects is significant. Here are some examples of termite damage, and what the experts here at Quik-Kill suggest to prevent this damage from occurring.

What Does Subterranean Termite Damage Look Like?

  • Sagging ceilings, dipping floors, and bulging walls that look like they've been damaged by water, could be termite damage. These insects weaken structural supports.

  • When doors and windows start to stick, we often think that this is just a home settling. It can also be a sign of ongoing termite damage.

  • If you're lucky, you may actually see termite damage on the outside of wood structures. These are moisture pests. If an area is damp and shaded, subterranean termites may expose themselves. Why do we say, if you're lucky? Because it is hard to mistake this kind of damage for anything other than damage done by a wood-eating insect.

How Does Quik-Kill Prevent Termite Damage?

If an infestation is found during an inspection by one of our certified and educated pest control technicians, direct measures are taken to arrest the damage through targeting infested areas with trusted EPA-approved termiticides from Termidor but, of course, we prefer to stop termites before they have a chance to do all that damage. For ongoing protection that is active 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, we rely on the Sentricon® System with Always Active™, which has proven itself in real-world application to not only prevent termite damage but also strike out at invading colonies to destroy them. There is no better way to protect a home or business from termite damage.

Why Is Ongoing Termite Protection Important?

  • Most insurance policies do not cover termite damage.

  • Subterranean termites are always encroaching.

  • Termites are simple organisms that require no sleep.

  • Subterranean termites can travel as far as the length of a football field, underneath the ground, in search of a food source.

  • Termites are silent destroyers.

Protect your investment and secure your equity with Sentricon® with Always Active™. Reach out to us today for more information or to schedule a free, in-home inspection.


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