How To: Detect Termite Damage

If you want to tell if you have termites now, or whether your house has been previously infested, keep a keen eye out for these sure signs.

Here’s how you can tell if your house has termite damage. First, examine obvious areas of wood rot for termites. Some wood will look intact from the outside, but inside it may have been eaten away in a series of long tunnels. A sure sign of recent infestation is the presence of frass, which is termite excrement found on posts, beams, or siding. If frass falls out like dust, be sure to call an extermination specialist.

For more on pests, consider:

How To: Fight Off Termites
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