Here is another great article on termites for home owners.
Forget teenage boys, termites are what really could eat you out of house and home. The ancestors of these wood-feasting pests once roamed with the dinosaurs, and today they cause an estimated 5 billion dollars in property damage every year. Here is a guide to recognizing and preventing termite damage.
Types of termites: There are three major types of termites in the United States: dampwood, drywood and subterranean. Dampwood termites, which are usually the largest, live in heavily forested areas and go for wood with high moisture content. Drywood termites, as their name suggests, infest dry wood. They are primarily found from the South Carolina coast westward to Texas and along the California coast. Subterranean termites are found throughout the U.S. and right here in Indianapolis. They are most destructive of all termites. They live underground or in moist secluded areas above ground, and can cause the collapse of entire buildings.
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