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A mature termite colony can cause extensive damage on a property after about 5 years of activity. Termites cause an estimated 5 billion dollars in damages nationwide each year.
Termite damage takes on the appearance of damaged or hollowed-out wood, broken flooring, sagging ceilings, peeling paint, damaged insulation, and more.
While cosmetic damage can be repaired by property owners, the expenses of fixing structural damage can set a homeowner back an average of $3,000 after an infestation.
To get a WDI report, a professional pest control company will conduct a thorough inspection and report on either the presence or absence of termites in the property.
Termites will damage wood that contains cellulose. This includes support beams, flooring, posts, wall studs, piles of lumber, fallen logs, decks, outdoor furniture, and more.
It is safe and normal to purchase a home that once had a termite problem. As long as all precautions are taken and a WDI report is provided, past termite damage is safe.
If you have extensive damage from a termite infestation, it’s important to enlist the help of a professional contractor. Wood damage should always be handled by an expert.
Termite Damage in Louisiana
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