Termite Damage: Taking a Bite Out of Your Wallet

As spring draws near, so does termite season. The abundant rain of an East Coast Spring creates the perfect moist conditions for these invasive pests. Don’t get caught thinking that your home insurance policy will protect you, because you may not be as protected as you think. Most home insurance policies do not cover termite damage, as it is considered a preventable event.

Termite Damage: what to look forClose up part of a wood decay from termites eat

  • Blistered or sagging floors
  • Cracked walls/ceilings
  • Foundation damage
  • Sticking windows/doors
  • Damaged decking or wooden fence posts
  • Loose or damp roof tiles
  • Hollow-sounding wood
  • Frass (termite droppings, resembling sawdust)
  • Mud tubes on exterior walls

Our infographic below outlines the costs of termite damage.

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Termite infestations are nothing to take lightly. Undetected, these pests can be incredibly detrimental to the structure of your home or business. Stop termites before it is too late. The sooner you catch a termite infestation, the better. If you suspect that you may have a termite problem, schedule a termite inspection with an Ehrlich pest specialist today. Our termite warranty provides you peace of mind in knowing that you are protected.

 

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