They are found all over the world and would love to make their home in your house. Termites are a pesky bug that causes billions of dollars worth of damage each year just in the United States alone. One of the ways that the termites cause so much damage is not the fact that they eat wood but the fact that they usually go un-noticed.
Termites usually do not get noticed until it is too late. Most people do not have their homes checked each year or ever for termites and so termites slowly eat away at their homes for years. It is usually not until the termites have damaged something that people can see that they learn they have termites. By that point the termites have likely done destroyed a lot of other wood and did a lot of damage to the house.
Having your home checked yearly by a termite specialist can help you make sure that your house will not be destroyed by termites. If termites are found they can be killed so that no more damage will be done. Then preventative measures will be taken so that they do not just turn around and come back later to keep eating on your home.