We all know that termites go after wood, and the wood in your home is certainly no exception. But are there many other commonly used materials within homes that are susceptible to termite damage? Unfortunately, there are many home construction materials that termites will attack, and this goes for construction materials that do not contain wood. For example, pest control professionals and handymen alike have both taken note of termite damage to laminate flooring. Laminate flooring is located in the areas of your home where you would definitely not want to find a termite presence, such as kitchens and bathrooms.
Termite damage to laminate flooring is similar in appearance to water damage to laminate flooring. Termite damage to linoleum can result in swollen flooring and buckling wood. One common sign of termite related linoleum damage is the presence of a moldy odor. Unfortunately, termite damaged linoleum cannot be restored, making linoleum removal a necessity.
In cases when a pest control professionals does identify termite-damaged linoleum, the flooring most often must be removed in order to ensure the eradication of the termite infestation. Luckily, linoleum flooring is often inexpensive, so replacing linoleum flooring is economically feasible for many homeowners.
In order to prevent termite damage to linoleum flooring, it is recommended that homeowners allow pest control professional to frequently conduct inspections. Although termite damage to linoleum may seem uncommon, it happens a lot. Therefore occasional termite inspections can save money in the long run. This is especially true for homeowners with property that is located in areas where subterranean termites are known to be active. For these homeowners, discussing a termite prevention plan with a licensed professional is certainly a good idea.
Subterranean termites are the most problematic termites for homeowners. These termites, as their name suggests, dwell underground, so an infestation can occur right right under the noses of homeowners.
Have you ever heard of termite damaging linoleum surfaces? If you have, where was the infested linoleum located?