Why should you be worried?
Most homeowners list their first home as their single largest investment. With termite damage totaling upwards of $5 billion per year, they are a major threat to that investment. Furthermore, most insurance plans don/t cover treatment or repairs due to termites.
Since you likely won’t see termites, look for these signs:
- Termite droppings, which look like small, ridged, wood-colored pellets.
- Mud tubes on the exterior surface (pictured to the left).
- Wings all of the same size (look like tiny fish scales) shredded near an entry point to your home.
Since some of these signs are difficult to detect, we recommend regular inspection by a pest-control professional.