Termites are not picky about the type of building they infest. They are happy to infest your home or your business as long as they have access to moisture rich soil and wood. Ignoring the issues that can lead to termites in your business could end up costing you a lot of money in treatment and repairs down the road. If you are proactive with your efforts to prevent termites from infesting your place of business you can rest assured that you do not have tiny pests causing damage to your business around the clock.
Failure to invest in preventative protection
The number one most common cause for termites at businesses is a failure to invest in preventative protection. Professional termite prevention is the best way to be sure that you are protected from termites. The process of setting your business up for preventative protection will include getting a professional termite inspection. The inspection will let you know if you have a current infestation, signs of a previous infestation, or risk factors for developing one in the future. This information will help you make the best decisions on how to protect your business going forward.
Leaking or poorly draining water
Water issues around your business can lead to issues with termites. Termites need access to moisture rich soil in order to survive. If the soil around your business contains an excess amount of moisture it can make it more attractive to termites. Water issues such as leaks and improper drainage can lead to termites at businesses.
An infestation going unnoticed
To the untrained eye, it can be easy to miss the signs of a termite infestation. If you have never learned to identify mud tubes or wood with termite damage then you can easily miss those warning signs at your business. An active termite infestation will cause damage to your business around the clock. If you do not notice an infestation it can cause you a lot of problems down the line.
Swarmers are another potential cause for termites at businesses. Swarmers are winged, reproductive termites that leave one colony in the spring in search of a place to establish a new colony. A clear termite inspection when you purchased the building is a good thing but it does not protect your business from swarmers in the future. Every year these winged termites go on the hunt for new places to infest and every building with wood is fair game.
You have enough to deal with in your business – don’t add a termite infestation to your list. Be proactive with termite protection at your business by getting the help of a pro. You will protect your business from physical and financial damage if you deal with potential termite issues right away.