This Halloween, plenty of monsters and ghouls will show up on your doorstep. You might be accosted by vampires, ghosts, zombies, and werewolves. The real terrors, however, may already be lurking within your home.
You could have something dark and horrible attacking the foundation of your home, gobbling up wood as hungrily as a vampire sucks blood. Yes, I’m talking about termites. Here in San Diego, termites can attack at any time of the year, leaving their victims (your home) with massive internal and external damage.
Want to see a truly blood-curdling statistic? According to Termites.com, termites cause an estimated $30 billion in damage in the United States each year! The average termite-infested home sustains $3,000 worth of damage.
Vampires aren’t looking so scary now, are they?
As with any villain, you need to stay vigilant to ward off or help mitigate a termite attack. Termites are nearly as hard to catch as ghosts, but if you know what to look for, you can discover them. Keep an eye peeled for small, shiny wings, which termites shed when they find a new home. If you notice granular dust on the floor, that could be termite waste.
When hunting termites, you don’t need a stake or silver bullets, just a flashlight and a good set of eyes. Take a look at all of the wooden structures in your house and assess them for damage. Termites are most commonly found in areas that have direct contact to the ground, like a wooden deck, patio or crawl space. You might also want to look in out-of-the-way areas like your garage or attic.
If you do discover termite damage, then it’s time to do some monster hunting. You’ll need to call in the termite version of Van Helsing, otherwise known as a pest control expert. At Best-Rate Repair, we have many connections to the pest control community and would be happy to provide a high-quality exterminator recommendation for you.
Once these miniature monsters have been banished, our wood repair experts can help repair any damage from the termite attack. Our pricing is fair, and our customer service is unbeatable!
You don’t have to live in fear of termites this Halloween. At Best-Rate Repair, we can make your home as good as new.
Have a wonderful and spooktacular Halloween!