Protecting Your Business From Termite Damage: 4 Warning Signs

termite treatmentWhen running a business sometimes it’s the smallest issues that cause the most damage. Termites, for instance, might seem small, but they can cause a significant amount of trouble and jeopardize an entire company’s structure.

In fact, Americans spend roughly $5 billion each year in order to attempt and control termites and to fix any damage that occurred.

The best way to protect your business from termite damage is to work with a professional exterminator. Exterminators know exactly how to remove all kinds of pests and deal with termite treatments. Not only will they help you with getting rid of termites on your company’s property, they will do everything in their power to ensure termite treatment isn’t needed again by preventing these pests from ever entering your business.

Before you call these pest control services, however, you should know how to identify termites on your company property. Here are some warning signs to keep an eye out for:

  1. Mud tubes — Mud tubes on the side of your building or other structures can indicate a termite infestation. Termite tubes are typically a long, continuous piece that exerted all the way to the ground.
  2. Your paint is peeling — A telltale sign of termite damage is damaged or bubbling wood. As the termites bite your company’s walls and wooden structures, it will cause the paint to easily peel and you should be able to identify any damage.
  3. Small holes inside office papers and books — Termites don’t just feed on walls and floors, they will ruin your office supplies, too. If you suspect an infestation, take a look at all the items in your office, not just the structures.
  4. Termite droppings — If you notice small sawdust-like particles inside your business, that is likely termite droppings. These droppings can also look like a fine power.

Good luck keeping your company safe and bug free. If your business is in jeopardy and you want to learn more about quality termite treatments, contact The Bug Master today.