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Where To Look for Termites Around Your Home

At first glance, you probably think that you don’t have termites. However, these resilient little critters are very creative in finding places to live. Subterranean termites are prevalent in the US. These termites feed off cellulose (the substance in wood) and cause more damage to homes than all other natural disasters combined. Here are some of the main places to look for termites around your home:

 

  • Lower portion of your walls

  • Baseboards

  • Window/door frames

  • Stored boxes of paper products (books, magazines, newspaper, etc)

  • Piles of wood

  • Trees near the home (especially those showing signs of rot)

  • Wooden fence

  • Wooden porch/deck

  • Wooden furniture (especially outdoor furniture)

  • Crawl space/basement

  • Attic



 

The key to remember is that you will find termites at their food source which is anything containing cellulose. A thorough termite inspection can detect these hardy pests early and thus prevent significant destruction and costs. It is crucial to thoroughly inspect both the interior and exterior of your home as well as the surrounding property, especially areas with wood construction elements. Look for any signs of damage, moisture, or the termites themselves.

 

Termite contract or not, it is best to bring in a professional to inspect and treat your home if you see or suspect termite damage. Learn more about our termite control services.

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