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What Does Termite Damage Look Like?

Termites are known for damaging wood. Termite-damaged wood can sound hollowed out or appear to have tunnel-like holes in it. Noticing this kind of damage in your walls, support beams, or patio is a major sign of termite damage.

Other signs of termite damage include:

  • Cracks on internal walls, ceiling beams, or rafters
  • Bubbled or sagging areas in the floor
  • Weakened or hollow floorboards/baseboards
  • Broken roof tiles
  • Doors and windows sticking
some early signs of termite damage on a wooden door

Wood Damage from Termites

Termites tunnel through wood to eat cellulose. This causes wood to become brittle and hollow. Termites will also help themselves to piles of wood kept outdoors, making the lumber look like it’s been completely carved and tunneled.

In some cases, you might notice wood shavings and splintered wood. In instances of long term termite damage, wood structures can look warped or bent, making it easily mistakable for water damage.

In any case, if you do notice damage to wood it’s a strong indication that the infestation has been going on for a long time – possibly years – and you’re well overdue for an appointment with a professional exterminator.

Where is Termite Damage Inside My Home?

When termite damage is significant, it will start to appear around your home. Some of the common areas where damage begins to show include:

  • Walls
  • Ceilings
  • Foam insulation
  • Slabs
  • Drywall
  • Flooring
  • Tiling
  • Windows

How to Look for Termite Damage

As soon as you notice the first signs of termites, call a professional termite exterminator. At Arrow Exterminating, our experts will thoroughly inspect your home or business to determine the extent of termite damage done.

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