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Termite and Insect Repair in Cincinnati

Insects like termites are as bad for your home as they are ugly. They’re nasty home invaders that have more interest in ruining your home than bother humans in the usual way insects bother us. You won’t find them around your food scraps, climbing on our bodies or our pets, but boy o’ boy do they love wood rot.

That's the problem with termites--you usually don’t know you have them until the damage they do starts getting obvious! Bed bugs, ants, fleas, cockroaches--those make their presence known, but termites may be feasting on your home unnoticed for years.

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One of the most memorable termite and insect repairs in Cincinnati we completed was a homeowner who scheduled a siding replacement. Upon inspection, however, it was discovered that the home had been a feasting ground for termites for quite some time.

The nature of the infestation, because it went unnoticed for so long, required extensive repairs. The termite infestation was so drastic that the termites were eating through the foot of a wooden chair after it broke through the subfloor. If you don’t want to end up finding yourself in a similar situation, there are a number of things you should know and do in order to prevent needing a termite and insect repair in the first place.

Wood Rot Often Leads to Termite and Insect Repair

Termites eat something called cellulose, and wood has a lot of it. When moisture is present, the attractiveness of the wood is increased. Unfortunately, that moisture also leads to wood rot. Removing moisture away from your home, especially the foundation, can help you prevent termite problems.

Sometimes, however, the reason your home is more susceptible to termite damage may be completely out of your control. How close the foundation is to the ground, or how sloped the yard is can affect your home’s susceptibility. These two issues can combine, as we’ve seen firsthand before, and cause excess water to pool and flow towards the house, soaking the wood at the base of the home. This creates a “perfect storm” for wood rot and an all-you-can-eat buffet for the termites!

How to Avoid Termite and Insect Damage Repair

There are steps that can be taken during construction and after that can help avoid the damage resulting from a termite or insect infestation. Following basic steps like this that prevent wood rot and eliminate moisture from your home can help:

  • Divert water away from your home’s foundation
  • Clean and make sure gutters and drains work properly
  • Repair any leaking pipes, faucets, or A/C units as soon as you notice them
  • Seal any spots around pipes and utility lines that water can get through
  • Remove food sources like firewood or tree stumps from around the home

To avoid most other insects (like woodlice or centipedes) you often don’t have to go too out of your way. Keep your surroundings clean and reduce the presence of damp and dark areas in your home as much as you can. Deal with moisture issues like leaks before they start attracting critters. If possible, invest in an improved insulation or ventilation system, and establish proper air circulation throughout the house. Most homeowners already have these under control, which is why insect infestations aren’t as common as wood rot or others.

If you already have an infestation that’s getting out of hand, stop reading this and call an exterminator! Call us when you need to fix the damage that’s left behind!

How to Spot Signs of Termites

Most insects (excluding termites) make their presence known to homeowners. In fact, it’s often their overwhelming presence that makes the homeowner call an exterminator. But even before that, just because they haven’t made themselves a complete nuisance yet doesn’t mean they’re doing your homes any favors.

If you’re worried you may have termites, there are ways to tell that you have active termite colony. It might be a good idea to do a quick survey around your property and look for any of the following signs:

  • A swarm of winged insects in your home or in the soil surrounding your home
  • Cracked or bubbling paint
  • Termite droppings
  • Hollow sounding wood
  • Mud tubes (act as termite highways)

Why Choose ProMaster for your Termite and Insect Repair?

We are not the only termite and insect repair company in Cincinnati, but we are the most ethical and trustworthy. And no, we’re not just saying that:

  • 2017 Winner of the BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics after being a two-time finalist.
  • Named a "Big 50 Award" National Industry Leader by Remodeling Magazine in 2012.
  • Member of Greater Cincinnati and Clermont County Chambers of Commerce.
  • Consistently high reviews across numerous third party platforms like Google, Yelp, Facebook, and others.
  • Work with local and nationwide apprenticeship programs like Scarlet Oaks and Praxis that give people a unique opportunity at starting careers in the trade industry.

So if you’re looking for a home improvement and repair company you can rely on to show up on time and treat you and your family with respect, look no further. Fill out the form down below or give us a call at (513) 322-2914 to speak to someone about scheduling a Home Repair Hero!

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