Homeowners can never be too careful when it comes to home threats. Even the smallest things can threaten your home, such as pests. At Fuhriman Insurance Agency, serving Boise, ID, and the surrounding areas, we want to help homeowners make smart home decisions. Keep reading to learn more about the top three pests threatening your home.
You probably already know that termites are a threat, but most homeowners do not know what signs to look for that could indicate an infestation. If you notice large chunks of wood missing from wooden structures around your home or wood dust accumulating in odd places, you might have a termite problem. Rather than wait to discover these signs of damage, it is best to have your home checked for termites annually.
Rodent infestations are not only gross but can also damage your home. Most rodents are gnawers. This means they will chew through essential structures in your home. Rodents will even chew through electrical wires. This puts your home at extreme risk of fires. Rodents will build nests in places they shouldn’t, like HVAC ductwork resulting in damage. Don’t let a rodent infestation go untreated.
Surprisingly, honeybees can also pose a threat to your home. Although technically, honeybees do not hurt people (unless provoked) and are not dirty if left unchecked; honeybees can cause damage to your home. Honeybee colonies will start to build hives in places they shouldn’t, and it can cause damage to wooden structures. Honeybee colonies also threaten small children and dogs who might disturb the hive.
If you want to learn about home insurance, please contact us at Fuhriman Insurance Agency, serving Boise, ID, and the surrounding areas.