Termite colonies can mature in about 5 years and can cause extensive damage to homes and businesses. Nationwide, termites cause an estimated 5 billion dollars in damages annually.
Termite damage can sometimes appear as water damage and can occur in several areas of a structure. Common termite damage includes damaged or hollowed-out wood, blistered flooring, sagging ceilings, peeling paint, torn insulation, and more.
Termite infestations can be quite costly to repair. The expenses of restoring structural damage can set a homeowner back several thousand dollars depending on the severity of the infestation.
To obtain a Wood Destroying Insect report or WDI report, a licensed pest control company, such as Pest Defense Solutions, will perform a comprehensive inspection and report on either the presence or absence of termites in the home or business.
Termites feed on cellulose, which is found in wood, and will infest any source of wood. This includes support beams, cabinets, flooring, posts, piles of lumber, fallen logs, decks, outdoor furniture, and other items within homes.
Homes that have experienced a past termite infestation are safe to purchase. Provided that precautions are taken and a WDI report is provided, it is completely normal to buy a home with past termite damage.
Depending on the extent of termite damage, some areas can be repaired using DYI methods. However, if you have extensive damage from a termite infestation, it’s important to enlist the help of a professional contractor.
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