Signs of termites: Do you really have them?

Signs of termites in your home can be upsetting, but are you sure what you’re looking at are really termites?  Over the past 25 years I’ve inspected 1000’s of homes for termites.  In that time many people who thought they had termites actually had an unrelated pest issue. In fact, many of the issues we […]

Termite damage and homeowners insurance

Termite damage and homeowners insurance are two terms that don’t go together very well.  The reason is that most insurance companies wont’ cover initial termite damage to a home.  I know that may seem unfair, but it’s a fairly common practice among most all insurance companies.  Read on to find out why. Every year termites […]

Termite mud tubes: CT termite control

Termite mud tubes are by far the most common sign of termites.  Especially the eastern subterranean termite as it’s the only termite we have in CT.  The subterranean termite is very elusive and if you don’t know what you’re looking for it’s mud tubes can be hard to find.  Once found though you’ll need to […]

Termite damage repair is a costly endeavor

Termite damage repair can be very costly, sometimes.  So, what are the real costs and where do they come from?  Read on. The real cost of termite damage repair The repair of termite damage is rarely in the cost of materials.  In fact, most termite damage repairs may only require $1000-$1500 in materials.  The real […]

Termite mud tube

So, you found a termite mud tube.  Now what? Finding a termite mud tube in your home is a sure sign that termites have been there.  The next logical questions should be; how did it get there? What type of termite created it? Are the termites still there?  Where else could the termites be and […]

Termite Damage vs. Water Damage

Termite damage vs water damage.  Do you know the difference or do you just think you know the difference? The pictures below came from Waterbury and Brookfield CT.  They both represent something completely different. Termite Damage vs Water Damage Termite damage has a very distinct look to it. The wood contains galleries that were created […]

Termites in your home

Termites in your home is never a good thing.  However, sometimes a termite problem is actually worse than it first appears.  The reason is that occasionally the area that the termites are coming from may be inaccessible.  If you have termites in your home and the area where the termites are coming from is not […]

Termites With Wings

The first sign for a homeowner that a home may have termites is when that homeowner see’s termites with wings.  To be sure, many homeowners over the years have seen this in known CT termite towns like Waterbury, Cheshire, Southington and Fairfield, but you should know not all ants with wings are termites. As a […]