How to Spot Termite Damage

A Home Destroyed

The owners of this home just outside of Birmingham, Alabama, paid a local termite company to protect their investment. Alabama Termite and Pest Control admits that its president shredded all the records for every termite customer that would show how little pesticide the company has used over the years to prevent termites in the homes it has under termite bonds. Unfortunately, this kind of fraud is rampant in the termite and pest control industry.

Check the right areas for termite damage

Take a look at all areas of your property for signs of termite damage. If you find any signs, it’s time for a professional termite inspection.

Places to look for termite damage include:

  • Areas of wood-to-ground contact.
  • The base of your most outside walls.
  • Kitchen, laundry, bathroom, and utility area cabinets and closets.
  • Around chimneys.
  • Attics walls and floors.

Termites in a Feeding Frenzy

How to Check for Termites: Look for the Warning Signs

termite-warning-signs-1-holesPin pricks or small holes in walls and wallpaper or buckling paint

termite-warning-signs-2-dirt.jpgDirt falling out of holes in walls, power outlets, or cracks

termite-warning-signs-3-tubesTube-like dirt formations attached to outer walls of your home

termite-warning-signs-4-swarmersPresence of swarmers (flying termites) or discarded insect wings

termite-warning-signs-5-tunneled-woodSplintered, tunneled wood

termite-warning-signs-6-hollow-studsHollow sounding wall studs

Learn what a proper termite inspection involves.
Watch the video below.

Almost every property in the U.S. is at risk for termite infestation.

This is a fact, according to the National Pest Management Association. Termite problems cost homeowners in the United States billions of dollars each year, and sadly most home insurance policies don’t cover termite damage.

What’s worse than dealing with expensive termite damage that insurance won’t cover? Battling so-called extermination professionals who fail to do their job.

If you placed your home in the hands of a pest control company and discover that you still have a termite problem, the first thing you need to do is get a reliable and thorough termite inspection.

Early detection will help prevent worsening damage and is critical should you find yourself involved in a termite complaint lawsuit.

What do I do if I find termite damage?

You might wonder, "Can I Fix Termite Damage Myself?" Repairing termite damage is a painstaking process. Doing the work yourself might void your termite claim.

Find the Right Termite Lawyer

The attorneys at Campbell Law will get as dirty as it takes.