In specific settings such as the wild forests, termites are merely a part of the natural cycle of life, death, and re-growth, but the ecological benefits they provide is massively overshadowed by the wave of destruction they cause in urban areas. The same feeding behaviors helpful to the ecosystem can prove to be harmful to human homes.

As termites infest a tree on your property, they not only destroy a valuable source of beauty and shade but also weaken the limbs of trees which can easily break down at some point and harm you or your family, damage your property or creating liability issues with nearby neighbors.

There’s also the possibility of termites paving their way to your home. They’ll be eating their way at your home for months before you can even notice them. When left untreated, the damage to the house would only get worse.

These pests have already costed homeowners nearly $5 billion in damages annually in the United States alone. To avoid being subjected to unwanted expenses, it’s essential for homeowners to determine if their tree had been infested by termites. Learn some tips on how to find out if your tree has termites in this infographic by Millberry Tree Services.