When people think of home improvement, things like new flooring and paint often come to mind. Aesthetic changes, appliance replacement, wiring, plumbing, and HVAC dominate the field, but it is important not to take the actual structure of your home for granted. Houses withstand all sorts of environmental hazards, but the smallest hazards, and often undetected, may prove the most destructive over time. Rodents and termites create several small holes and burrows, growing and compromising the integrity of your structural support. A solid pest control strategy may be the most important home improvement you didn’t even realize you need.
The eastern subterranean termite is responsible for 80% of the 2.2 billion dollars spent on termite control in the US every year, and for good reason. These pests burrow into wood, consuming the cellulose and creating a compromising honeycomb of structural weakness. From the outside, it is impossible to tell that … Read the rest