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Homeowners Insurance Doesn’t Cover Termite Damage

Homeowners Insurance Doesn’t Cover Termite Damage– Are You Protected? A typical homeowners insurance policy generally doesn’t include coverage for termite damage. Most likely you’re not protected. Are You Protected From Termites? Termites will travel over a football field looking for food. Termites have been in the forest for thousands of years before you built your house. The trees in this forest have been around for a long time and the cycle of life with termites recycling the wood is a constant thing. You have roots under the ground everywhere and populations of termite colonies eating those roots. That’s why it’s really important that you set up a barrier around your… Read More

Wood Destroying Insects: What You Need to Know About Carpenter Bees

Carpenter Bee

Carpenter bees are quite the nuisance, causing damage to homes all over the country. These creatures are known as wood destroying insects, because they make their nests inside of wood and causing a host of problems for home owners as a result. If left unchecked, carpenter bees can cause structural damage. The following information will help you learn more about these little pests. What Do Carpenter Bees Look Like? Carpenter bees actually look a lot like bumble bees. However, to tell the difference, look closely at their hair. Bumble bees have a hairy abdomen. In contrast, carpenter bees have a bare abdomen. In addition, bumble bees have yellow bands on… Read More

Steps Involved In A Termite Inspection

Wood Destroying Pest Inspection Document

Termites are one of the worst nightmares for any homeowner. When they infest, they colonize very rapidly; munching on the wood that’s in their way. While termites are notorious for eating wood, damaging the home, they are also very harmful to the health of the residents inside. Millions of dollars are spent on termite treatments and prevention. Before you spend too much on termite extermination, get your home inspected. It’s imperative to know the current status of any termite infestation. Knowing the category of the termite investigation will save additional damage that can be caused by the termites. Although most termites are subterranean insects, meaning they are generally underground, there… Read More

Pre-Construction Treatment May Save You from a Troubling Termite Inspection Down the Road

Soldier termite

Periodic termite inspections are an important responsibility of a homeowner. However, the sensible thing to do is ward off termite damage before it happens instead of waiting until you’re left with crumbling walls and furniture. Some building codes may require pretreatment to aid in the prevention of the wood-eating insects during the construction process of new homes, and if they don’t, it should definitely be something you consider looking into. The future of your home may depend on the protection that’s placed around it from the very beginning. As your foundation is being laid, it is probably a good idea to be aware of the treatment methods used in the… Read More

Carpenter Ants Versus Termites: Tips For Identifying Winged Pests

Do you have a swarm of pests outside your home? Chances are, you are dealing with either termites or carpenter ants; both of these bugs swarm during spring, which is their mating season. It is important to figure out exactly which pest you have, however, because termites can be very destructive and require treatment from professionals. Luckily, there are ways that you can determine the difference between these two bugs. Examine Their Bodies Do your best to capture one of the bugs, and examine it closely. If the body does not appear to be segmented, you probably have a termite. If, however, you notice a distinct waist, it is more… Read More

Termites Eat $6,000 in buried cash!

 Being a thief just doesn’t pay. A theif decided to bury his stolen treasure. And it just so happened that a hungry termite colony found the stash. Ultimately termites ate up more than Rs 3 lakh of the Rs 5 lakh in Rs 500 currency notes he had hidden under the ground, which equates to about $6,000 to $10,000 in U.S currency. (currency translation per Jey Pandian) It’s funny most people only think of termite’s costing money due to structural damage.  They eat up more money in the US than all other natural disaster’s combined. But in this case, they literally ate the money. Green bucks are still made from trees,… Read More