Southern Indiana Home Inspector finds Termites

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Wood-destroying insects and other organisms can cause serious problems in the wooden structural components of a house, and may go undetected for a long period of time.
Subterranean termites are the most damaging insects of wood. Their presence is hard to notice, and damage usually is found before the termites are seen.
Have Checked Right Home Inspections inspect thoroughly to determine if there is an infestation, damage, and/or conditions that could invite a termite attack, or the need for remedial control measures.

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Pictures above are from a crawl space in New Albany, In. 47150

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Two pictures above are from a crawl space in Seymour, Indiana

Many termite problems can be prevented. The most important thing to do is to deny termites  access to food (wood), moisture and shelter. Follow these suggestions:

  • have at least a 2-inch clearance between the house and planter boxes, or soil-filled porches
  • eliminate all wood-to-soil contact, such as trellises, fence posts, stair casings and door facings (they can be put on masonry blocks or on treated wood)
  • separate shrubbery from the house to help make it easier to inspect the foundation line
  • use wolmanized wood (pressure-treated wood) so that rain will not rot it
  • seal openings through the foundation
  • have at least 12 to 18 inches of clearance between floor beams and the soil underneath.

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