I am in a community of some 100 modulars and double-wides. Here in
Delaware, this is said to be 'termite heaven'. Everyone seems to
have them, one time or another.
Today, I find that I do too. I have the so-called 'tunnels' in my
garage. Not the house however.
What I am curious about is this - everyone here finds evidence in
their garage, but not in or under the house. What is different about
a garage? Both the garage(s) and the house itself have cinder block
walls on footers. Of course, our garages have a cement flooring.
Could that be a factor? Seems like there must be something different
in the garages.
:) What I am curious about is this - everyone here finds evidence in
:) their garage, but not in or under the house. What is different about
:) a garage? Both the garage(s) and the house itself have cinder block
:) walls on footers. Of course, our garages have a cement flooring.
:) Could that be a factor? Seems like there must be something different
:) in the garages.
As mentioned it may be that the house pad was pretreated before
construction and the garages were not. It may also be a case where
activity is noticed first in the garage. Usually when I treat homes the
termites have actually been there a few years before being found, hidden
in the walls. If your plumbing is covered by plastic or foam sheathing,
you may want to split it open and make sure the tubes are not hidden
them. In my old house they came in from the outside walls and under the
house ( raised foundation) They never went in the garage at all, I had them
in the sliding door header, eating the oak flooring , eating the paper on
the drywall under the wall paint ( that's how I found them ) Most people
assume the eat the wood from the outside in the enter that way then eat from
the inside out, They actually tunnel threw the wood so it's impossible to
tell what damage has been done. They are pretty interesting little varmints
you should read
up on them. So my advice termite inspection at least every two years Money
well spent. But even they can't see into the walls. I have also hear they
have dogs that can find, most likely retired bomb snifters.
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