- How much damage can termites cause on Long Island?
- What does termite damage look like?
- How much does termite damage repair cost on Long Island?
- How do I get a WDI report on Long Island?
- What do termites damage?
- What should I know about buying a home with termite damage in Long Island?
- How do you fix termite damage?
A lot. A mature termite colony can completely destroy the structure of a house from the inside out if left unabated over a period of a few years. Any amount of time they’re in your home is causing damage.
Damaged or flaky wood is the most obvious sign that a termite infestation is underway. You might also notice your walls sound hollow, sagging ceilings, peeling paint, and damaged support beams.
If the problem isn’t taken care of quickly, property owners can expect to pay thousands of dollars to replace damaged wood. If treated in the early stages of an infestation, minor damages may amount to a few hundred dollars.
Only certified pest control companies can perform WDI (wood destroying insect) inspections on homes in the Long Island area. These are typically done as part of the home buying/selling process.
Some of termites’ favorite foods include wooden support beams, wall studs, lumber piles, decks, outdoor furniture, and stairway banisters. They won’t stop there, though, if they’re tempted by something else. Termites will eat anything with cellulose in it.
If a house has a history of termites, it should still be safe to buy as long as there are no active infestations. A WDI report conducted by a certified pest control expert can provide as much information as you need.
The worst thing about termite damage is that it doesn’t just look bad; it can actually weaken your structure and make it dangerous. That’s why termite damage should be assessed by a professional and repairs completed by a licensed contractor.