Are you worried about termites damaging your home? You have good reason – over time termites can do a lot of structural damage to a home. But termites are not the only insect or bug that thrives on your home. There are several other wood-boring insects that can cause damage.
Let’s take a look at some of the insects that can cause damage:
Wood-boring beetles – Ever spotted small holes on your wooden furniture? You may be dealing with a wood-boring beetle. These small, black beetles ingest protein from wood. Left untreated, they will slowly eat away at your furniture.
Carpenter Bees – Carpenter bees look a bit like a bumble bee with slightly muted yellow bands. These bees chew into unfinished wood. They tunnel into the wood to lay their eggs, then encase the eggs in the saw dust from the chewed wood. The tunneling affects the structural integrity of the wood.
Carpenter Ants – The carpenter ant is easy to spot. These large black ants also tunnel their way into wood. They will attack trees, fences, and wood in the home. Carpenter ants start by tunneling to create a base colony, but quickly move to other wood tunnels to create satellite communities. They don’t eat the wood; just make tunnels that damage the wood structure.
Termites – Termites are one of the most destructive of the wood damaging bugs. Termites often enter the home through the ground and into crawl spaces or basements. Termites can do a lot of damage without the homeowner even being aware that there is an infestation.
A home inspection will uncover any signs of damage from insects or bugs. We’ll recommend ways you can treat the damage and get rid of the bugs for good. For a free inspection, give us a call at 888-675-0258 or go to http://www.accuracypluscalifornia.com/.