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Inspecting for wood destroying insects can alert you to possible infestations in the wooden structural components of your home a serious problem that often goes undetected for long periods of time. If you order your termite inspection with you home inspection it only cost $79.95. A valued service that could save you thousands. Order you Termite Inspection today.
Termites and ants both construct nests in moist wood, but ant nests are typically smoother and lack mud structures commonly found in termite nests. Termites actually subsist on wood, so the structural damage they leave is generally more severe. Generally, the first sign of infestation is the presence of swarming termites on the window or near indoor light. If they are found inside the house, it almost always means that they have infested. Other signs that may be found are termite wings on window sills or in cobwebs, and shelter tubes, which are tunnels constructed by the termites from soil or wood and debris. Usually, wood damage is not found at first, but when it is found, it definitely reveals a termite infestation. Anywhere wood touches soil is a possible entry into a home for termites. Examine wood which sounds dull or hollow when struck by a screwdriver or hammer. Inspect suspected areas with a sharp, pointed tool, such as an ice pick, to find termite galleries or their damage. Subterranean termites are the most damaging insects of wood. Their presence is hard to notice, and damage usually is found before the termites are seen. Homeowners should take measures to prevent infestations, which may require hiring a pest-control service. Termites are wood destroying insects and winged ants are not. Termite has a straight body where an ant has a thin waist. The termite has equal size wings and the ant doesn't. Termites have straight antennas and the ant has bent antennas.
Termites are wood destroying insects and winged ants are not. Termite has a straight body where an ant has a thin waist. The termite has equal size wings and the ant doesn't. Termites have straight antennas and the ant has bent antennas.
The presence of carpenter ants in homes during the winter months, when it is too cold outside for ants to be active, is a very strong indication a colony of carpenter ants exists inside the building.
Resembling bumble bees, carpenter bees can grow to over an inch and they have orange, yellow to white hairs with shiny black abdomens.
The term powderpost beetle refers to several species of wood-destroying beetles that belong to three different families of beetles (Lyctidae, Bostrichidae and Anobiidae). They re-infest dry, seasoned wood year after year and the wood becomes completely riddled with holes and galleries packed with powdery frass.
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