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Preventing and eliminating termite infestations is a vitally important part of being a homeowner. But because of their tendency to hide in the wood itself, this destructive bug can be hard to spot. Take a walkabout your home exterior, armed with a screwdriver and a flashlight. Use the screwdriver to probe behind wood trim and siding, looking for any pellet-like droppings, discarded wings, or wood that appears to be decayed or water damaged. If you suspect a termite infestation, the best thing to do is to consult a specialist immediately. Don't wait to address the damage, or you could end up with tens of thousands of dollars in home repair costs before you know it.
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