Termites Can Attack A Brick Home Too!

So you have a brick home and think it’s impervious to termites? Think again!

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Every year, termites cause millions of dollars in damage to homes in the US, damage that is not covered by homeowners insurance. These tiny insects find cellulose material in any home construction type, including brick and steel framed homes.

How Do Termites Get Into A Brick Home?

 

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Subterranean Termite

Subterranean termites reside in the soil and can form tunnels, called mud tubes, up the base of the foundation and get into homes. Once in the home, they tunnel their way into baseboards and wall studs without you even knowing. Subterranean termites can also gain entry through plumbing openings in bathrooms and kitchens.

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Drywood Termites

Drywood termites live in the wood they eat and find their way into homes through cracks and gaps in the eaves. Once in the home, they are typically found in attics or rafters.

In both cases, termites eat wood from the inside out and most homeowners don’t know they have termites until the damage is discovered.

How Do You Protect Your Home Against Termites?

brick homeNo matter what your home construction is, you should have a termite protection program in place. Contact Massey Services to get a Free Termite Inspection and to find out about our termite protection programs.