The title of this blog post would be a good country song, Termites in Tallahassee. (Yes, the team at Noble Public Adjusting Group has a good sense of humor.) However, when it comes to discovering you have termites at your Tallahassee home it is no laughing matter.
In a previous blog post, we discussed what to do about termites in Florida. The same guidelines about what to do also apply to Tallahassee. Termites can devastate your home. If you spot termite damage in your Tallahassee home, let Noble Public Adjusting Group help you. We know what you need to do to make sure you get the maximum payout from your insurance claim, as well as help you find the right companies we have personally vetted to fix the damage.
Do You Have Termites in Tallahassee?
It is alarming to discover you have termites. To help you figure out what to do if you find termites in your Tallahassee home, below are steps you need to take.
- Locate the damaged areas
Signs of termites are easy to spot if you look closely. You may have already signs of termite damage to your home. These don’t look like normal wear, tear, or environmental damage. You may have loose tiles, sagging floors, bubbling paint, small pinpoint holes in drywall, or damaged and crumbling wood. There are other signs to look out for, as well. Subterranean termites will build mud tubes that lead up to the wood of your home. The bigger the mud tubes, the worse the infestation. Formosan termites leave signs of their presence with small wood-colored mounds that are actually fecal pellets they’ve pushed outside their tunnels. You can also tap on your wooden walls, beams, or posts to see if they sound hollow.
You will rarely see a termite out in the open. You may, however, spot winged termites, which is a very bad sign. A colony will not start producing these until it starts reaching a certain size, typically about four years after it’s been in place. These winged termites will start squeezing out of cracks in order to fly away to start new colonies of termites. You can find them both outdoors and indoors. These aren’t flying ants, though they do resemble them, and are more likely to be seen in the spring.
- Call Noble Public Adjusting Group
Once you realize that you have termites, contact Noble. We can help you figure out what to do next. We will walk you through the claims process so you can make sure your insurance company pays you enough to fix the real extent of the damage. We know the best pest control and home repair companies in the area, so we can make sure you get the help you need.
Termite colonies can extend deep into your home, eating away at your walls and support structure. When you spot signs of termites, you should act right away to minimize the damage. Call Noble Public Adjusting Group at 850-249-6972(MYPA) or contact us on the web. We will help you make sure that getting rid of these destructive pests doesn’t bankrupt you. Once you turn your problem over to us, we will file your insurance claim and handle everything going forward. Call us today, even if you just want to discuss termites in your home before you decide filing an insurance claim is your best recourse. We love hearing from our blog readers!
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