Termites are social insects that are classified at the taxonomic rank of infraorder Isoptera, or as epifamily Termitoidae within the cockroach order Blattodea.
If you’re reading this then it’s likely you are either under attack or realize that eventually, you will be if you don’t take preventative action now! The last thing any of us in Omaha, Nebraska wants to hear is that we have termites. Termites have lived on earth for more than 250 million years.
While termites can be helpful in breaking down rotting wood in the environment, these wood-destroying insects also can cause extensive damage to your home or business. Sometimes called “silent destroyers,” termites may leave few signs of activity as they steadily consume wood and sheetrock paper in the walls, ceilings, and floors of homes.
Experts estimate that termites damage more than 600,000 homes in the United States annually. In fact, termites cause more damage to U.S. homes than tornadoes, hurricanes, wind and hail storms combined. Unlike weather-related damage, termite damage is not covered by homeowners insurance. Each year, U.S. residents spend an estimated $5 billion to control termites and repair termite damage. Don’t let this happen in your home. Call Pratt Pest Control today for expert termite control services.