One of the last things that homeowners want to see at their home is termite damage. The tell-tale signs that termites left behind, namely the saw dust on wood structures and possibly some tunneling, are enough to send you calling for a termite inspector. You only saw one of the signs, but you do not know to what extent the damage is. Only a certified termite inspector can tell you how extensive the damage is and what must be done to get rid of them.
Termite like to live in an environment that is dark and damp. To make your home less inviting, be sure that wood and garden debris is not resting against the foundation of your house. Termites can also get inside the house through cracks. The areas that are the most vulnerable are the foundation, around openings to the garage, in a crawl space, and where plumbing pipes go through walls.
If you do see signs of termite damage, you do not have to panic. Your house will not suddenly tumble down. Termites are slow eaters, but you should take care of the problem as soon as you can.
At this point, only a professional can get rid of an infestation. It is not not enough to just kill the ones you can see. A whole colony can be living inside your house. A professional termite treatment company will get rid of the infestation and take measure to protect your home against future invasions.
Wood can be sealed to protect it against termite damage. A zone can be treated around the foundation of the house that will keep the termites from getting to the house.
Once damage is detected, it is important to get this problem taken care of as soon as possible.