Monday, July 2, 2007

Pests, termites and home maintenance

It's summertime, and maintenance on many peoples homes is in full swing. One thing to keep a lookout for, are signs of termites. If you go down to your basement, or walk along the perimeter of your home, look for mud tubes, the size of a pencil or so, made of dirt and along the surfaces of your home. Also look for wood damage, termites eat wood from the inside out, so break open any hollow sounding wood and look for a honeycomb pattern. Lastly, watch for live termites themselves, that resemble grains of rice. If you see any signs such as these, be sure to call in a professional right away to take care of the problem.