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What is the most destructive kind of termite in Alabama?

There are many kinds of termites that attack homes and other structures in various areas. One of the worst is the eastern subterranean termite. This termite is highly destructive to a variety of building timbers used to construct homes in the Alabama area.

The eastern subterranean termite is extremely destructive when it comes to the internal "spring" section of wood. It will leave harder, external, "summer" section of the wood alone while going straight for the softer parts -- to swiftly devour them. This results in wood that has had its inner core eaten away. Often, homes with eastern subterranean termite infestations will have the shell of the wood left, with a honey-comb effect on their insides, which will be largely hollow. These termites love dark, moist areas, so if you want to prevent a home from getting infested, keep it as dry as possible.

How can we fight failures to control termites?

Termites have been a problem in the Deep South since the first buildings went up. But the last few years have seen a resurgence of the destructive pest, with new colonies showing up and growing across the Gulf Coast.

Many businesses handle pest control, and a few in Alabama handle nothing but termite infestations in homes' woodwork. If their work is ineffective in mitigating termites, owners have recourse to get restitution.

Sometimes, you need an attorney to fight termites

Termites could be gnawing at your home – your biggest investment – and you don't even know it. They create billions of dollars of damage to homes in Alabama and throughout the United States each year.

Termites typically are drawn to wood, but they also can reach other parts of your home, such as the insulation. You might not see the telltale signs of termite infestation because they are hidden behind the insulation, walls or flooring. Other times, you might find swarms of winged insects come into your home, particularly in the spring or what are called mud tubes that termites build for shelter.

Termite concerns regarding spray foam insulation

Spray foam insulation is used for a wide range of things. It has come to play a bigger and bigger role in the repair and construction of homes. In some homes, it used as a low-expense option for insulating walls and ceilings.

Concerns related to termites have arisen in connection to this commonly used material in homes.

4 Signs you have termites in your home

Termites are every homeowner's worst nightmare. Termites cost homeowners billions of dollars in property damage each year. It is important to look for common signs of termites, in order to detect them right away and prevent the damage from getting worse. The four most common signs of termites include:

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