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Difference Between Termite Damage and Moisture Damage

March 19th, 2008 · No Comments


There are many ways the wood on your house can get damaged. If you have damage, Do you know whether its moisture damage, carpenter ant damage, or worst of all, termite damage. Moisture damage leaves a cubicle rot or alligatoring look to it. Carpenter ant damage leaves the wood with a stringy appearance. Carpenter ants only damage wood that already has a high moisture content. Ants of any kind can leave grainy dirt residue (unlike temites who don’t waste anything) Termites shell out the Spring wood. When they finish it looks like pages of a book. The do not leave any grainy dirt. All theirs is mastic and stuck together. Packed Mud and mud tubes are the tale tale signs of termites.

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