As the weather starts to warm up, an unwelcome surprise may be lurking in your home: a variety of pests that come out of hiding and make a feast of the wood around your home. They can take all shapes and sizes, from termites to carpenter ants.
No one wants to deal with a rodent infestation, but it is essential to be aware of the destruction they can cause in your home. Rodents like mice and rats will chew and gnaw on wood in order to sharpen their teeth, build nests, and forage for food. They can create incredible damage when left unchecked, from structural beams to furniture and more.
Spring is the perfect time for termite infestations to start, as the warmer weather provides the perfect environment for these pests to thrive. Unfortunately, a termite infestation in your home can cause extensive damage if left unchecked. As they are attracted to wood, termites will attempt to create main galleries and multiple satellite nests throughout your home’s structure while they search out food sources. This means that any wood structures, such as window frames, walls, or even floorboards in your home, can be susceptible to significant damage.
Carpenter ants are industrious insects that build their nests in moist wood, such as trees, logs, stumps, and wooden structures. Left unchecked, these tiny pests can cause serious damage to your home. Once inside, they can destroy wooden support beams, walls, and other exposed wood surfaces in a matter of weeks if not properly treated. The reason for carpenter ant infestations is relatively simple; these insects not only feed on wood but nest in it as well.
Carpenter bees seriously threaten your Massachusetts home because they can weaken and damage wood structures with their nest burrows. The telltale sign of a carpenter bee’s presence is the perfectly round entrance holes they create in exposed wood surfaces. If left unchecked, their tunneling can cause siding, trim, decks, and fences to become structurally unsound due to large galleries of nesting chambers.
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