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Infographic: The Costs of Termite Damage

As a generally warm region of the United States, the West Coast has an extended termite season. The warm, damp conditions, especially in California, create the ideal environment for these destructive pests. Many people do not have as many protections against termites as they think. Most home insurance policies consider termite damage to be preventable and therefore do not cover it. Don't let termites catch you off guard.

Common Signs of Termite Damage

  • Weakened floors
  • Cracks in ceilings or walls
  • Windows or doors that are difficult to open
  • Wooden fence or deck damage
  • Loose shingles
  • Hollow wood
  • Frass (sawdust-like termite droppings)
  • Mud tubes (located on home/building exterior)

Our infographic below sheds light on all of the costs that accompany termites. 

Cost of termite damage

Time is of the essence when it comes to termites. If you think you have termites in your home or business, schedule a termite inspection with a Western Exterminator pest specialist before they get the opportunity to do significant damage. Our termite warranty allows you to rest assured that Western is protecting you.


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