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Identifying Termite Damage in Your Home PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 01 July 2010 06:11
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Termite damage in a home is often not identified until it has become a disastrous problem. The owners can be proactive in preventing termite damage in knowing what are the signs, and to regularly inspect their homes.
Mud tubes

A sure sign of termite mud tubes is so that they create tunnel through areas of a building. These small tubes are about as wide as a straw, and appear around doors and windows, siding, baseboards, cracks in chimneys, foundations, concrete or stone, and even the pipes. A flashlight can help you identify termite damage in these areas.
Wood Hollow

Another way to spot termite damage is to knock on the walls and floors of your house with a screwdriver. All wood that sounds hollow is probably damaged and should be removed and inspected for termite damage. Since termites eat wood from the inside, the damaged wood can go undetected for a long period of time. In addition to knocking on wood, looking for all curved walls, sagging ceilings, or painted wood is discolored, as these may be signs of termite damage.
Other physical evidence

Finally, termites leave batteries tiny fecal matter in areas where they feed. You can also search for windows, vents, lights and doors to real termites, which are colored. If you do not live up termites, you can see other signs, such as wings and body parts of dead termites.

 
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