HIGH PROBABILITY OF TERMITES
There are two types of homes in southern Louisiana: homes with previous termite damage and homes that will have termite damage. The average termite colony can eat about 2.3 linear feet of wood per year.and sometimes go years without detection. In the worst case scenario, if it is an average sized Formosa termite colony, it could eat that much in a week.
The unfortunate reality is termite infestations are inevitable without treatment. If you do not currently have a termite contract on your home, even if you have never had termites before, you should make it a priority to secure one.
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS?
Following the advise below can reduce your exposure to termite infestation in your home.
WHAT TO DO IF I FIND TERMITES?
Unfortunately, home treatment is not really a viable option. There are just too many areas that an untrained home owner may miss. This would leave your home open to more damage. If you are under contract with a pest control company, you should call them immediately. If you are not under a termite contract, you will need to call a pest control company in your area as soon as possible.