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Old 10-12-2018, 02:32 PM
retiredguy123 retiredguy123 is online now
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Originally Posted by BobnBev View Post
Being as our homes are built on a slab, I don't see how the subterranean varmints could get to the wood. Anybody?
They live in the soil and enter the house through cracks in the slab, or around the edge of the slab. They feed on mostly soft wood, like window sills, door trim, carpet, drywall, etc. They can do a lot of damage before being detected, but it does take a long time for them to do extensive damage to a house. You don't see them because they cannot be exposed to the light and they build soil tunnels to travel through. I have seen baseboards that look perfectly normal until you tap it with a screwdriver and find that the surface of the wood is paper thin and the baseboard is totally destroyed. But, it is really a personal decision to have a termite protection contract or not.
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