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What Does Termite Damage Look Like?

Termites are known for damaging wooden structures, causing a hollowed-out or tunnelled-through appearance. If you notice this distinct damage pattern in your walls, support beams, or deck, there is a good chance you may have a termite problem that should be addressed immediately. 

While termite damage can vary, some clear signs of termite damage include:

  • Cracks on internal walls, ceiling beams, or rafters
  • Bubbled or sagging on the floor
  • Weakened or hollow floorboards/baseboards
  • Broken roof tiles
  • Doors and windows sticking
What termite damage looks like in Cordova, TN |  Allied Termite & Pest Control

Wood Damage From Termites

Termites will tunnel through wood, eating the cellulose inside the wood. This causes the wood to become hollow and brittle. If outdoor piles of wood, like firewood, have been infested by termites it will appear to be carved or tunneled trhgouh. Often you may find wood shavings and the wood may be splintered. If a structure has been infested long-term, they wooden structure may begin to warp or bend which can often be confused for water damage. If you are finding signs of termite damage on wood in or around your home, it is a clear sign you have a severe termite infestation.

Where is Termite Damage Inside My Home?

Termites will infest and damage the wooden structure of your home. If your home has significant termite damage, you may begin to notice damage in various areas around your home. Some common areas where you may notice termite damage:
  • Walls
  • Ceilings
  • Foam insulation
  • Slabs
  • Drywall
  • Flooring
  • Tiling
  • Windows

How to Look For Termite Damage

If you see signs of termite damage, you should call a professional exterminator immediately. At Allied Termite & Pest Control, our technicians will thoroughly inspect your home for termites and are experts at identifying termite damage in your home or business.

What Does Termite Damage Look Like? Serving Cordova & Somerville, TN

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