What Does Termite Damage Look Like?
Wood with termite damage can appear hollowed out or tunneled through. Noticing these qualities in your walls, patio, or support beams is a major sign that you have a termite infestation.
There are multiple ways that termite damage appears:
- Cracks in internal walls, rafters, or beams
- Bubbled or sagging areas in the floor
- Hollow or weakened baseboards
- Broken roof tiles
- Doors and windows sticking
Termite Wood Damage
Termites chew through wood to get to the cellulose, which they eat. This process results in the wood becoming brittle and hollow. When you leave woodpiles outdoors for termites to find, you’ll notice a carved appearance start to show up. Sometimes you will also see wood shavings and splintered wood. In cases of prolonged termite activity, wood structures will start to look warped or bent. This will look a lot like water damage.
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Where Could There Be Termite Damage In My House?
Termites like to infest the very structure of your house. When the damage becomes significant, you will start to notice it in different areas. Some of the common areas where damage appears are:
- Foam insulation
How to Spot Termite Damage
The moment you suspect that termites are damaging your house, reach out to a professional termite exterminator. At Florida Pest Control, our experts will conduct a thorough inspection of your home to determine the extent of the damage and any further spots of activity.