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.
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Pin pricks or small holes in walls and wallpaper or buckling paint
Dirt falling out of holes in walls, power outlets, or cracks
Tube-like dirt formations attached to outer walls of your home
Presence of swarmers (flying termites) or discarded insect wings
Splintered, tunneled wood
Hollow 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.