Termites are a small insect that can make some really big problems for homeowners. Termites favorite food is wood and so your home being mostly made out of wood is like an all you can eat buffett for a termite colonoy. For a termite your home is just what they have been looking for. A termite colony can spend years eating away at all the wood in a typical home and they will if given the chance.
You do not want to let termites make a home in your home that is for sure. Termites cause billions of dollars worth of damages to homeowners just in the United States alone each and every year. Termites are not some small problem that you do not have to worry about. If you do not want your home to fall prey to a termite infestation then you need to have your house checked for termites each and every year by a professional termite insector. If termites are found then they will be killed.
If caught early major damage can be prevented saving you thousands of dollars. If termites are found and killed, then preventative measures will be taken so that they will not turn around and come right back.