The best way to ensure you don’t have to deal with termite damage to floors or ceilings is to try and prevent costly repairs before they happen. Early detection by professional pest control and the use of new technologies may save homeowners any future expenses and hassles. An annual termite inspection might just save you in the end.

Preventing Termite Damage Through Early Detection

Because termites can go undetected for so long infestations oftentimes owners won’t become aware of the fact that they have termites until a significant amount of damage has been done. That damage is also not limited to walls and furniture, but can appear in laminate floors and ceilings. Here is some further information as well as things to look for.

Laminate Floor Damage Caused by Termites

Termite infestations can cause damage to the flooring under laminate. Termites are able to chew through the laminate and create small holes as they chew. This damage might appear similar to typical water damage, with the laminate blistering and sagging in affected areas. Upon closer inspection you might find a hollow network of tunnels beneath buckled areas. Because the damage is typically done to the flooring underneath the laminate, it might also be necessary to rip up the laminate so that you can address any damage done to the flooring beneath.

Ceiling Damage Caused by Termites

Termites consume a variety of cellulose, organic materials including the wood in your ceilings. Like floor damage, this damage commonly resembles light water damage, such as buckling and sagging. The type and amount of repair necessary for ceilings will depend on the level of infestation as well as the materials your ceiling is made of.

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