Out of all pest infestations, termites are the most costly. Combined, termite infestations cause an estimated 5 billion dollars in damages nationwide each year. Only mature colonies will cause significant structural damage to a home.
Damage from a termite infestation can appear in several ways depending on the severity. Hollowed-out wood, broken flooring, sagging ceilings, peeling paint, and damaged support beams are common signs of severe damage.
Damage from a termite infestation, when severe or structural, can set a property owner back several thousand dollars to repair. Minor damage typically costs a couple hundred dollars to repair.
A professional pest control company can conduct a WDI inspection on a property in the buying or selling stage. WDI Reports determine the presence of termites and other wood-destroying insects.
Termite damage is caused by a serious termite infestation. Termites will target wood items containing cellulose. This includes support beams, flooring, posts, wall studs, piles of lumber, fallen logs, decks, outdoor furniture, and other items.
So long as you’ve had the home inspected and repairs have been made, it’s completely normal and safe to purchase a home that once had a termite problem. WDI reports can help determine the extent of the termite problem.
Termite Damage in Albuquerque NM
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