Tiny Bug. Huge Problems.
- Tiny Bug. Huge Problems.
Termites. Don’t let their tiny size fool you. They are one destructive little bug. And they are seemingly everywhere. Though many new residents of the Denver area may tell you that termites can’t live or thrive in Colorado, it’s a myth that needs to be dispelled. Termites can and do reside in the Mile High City and throughout various areas of Colorado. The subterranean termite is native to the Rocky Mountain state and is a common pest at altitudes below 7500 feet; which include areas of Denver, obviously. Understanding that not only do they exist here, but what conditions help them thrive, can help homeowners avoid the nasty destruction that they can cause. Home inspectors in the Denver area can help you discover the signs that the home you are considering investing in has actually been infested.
Poor drainage and irrigation in landscaping and the increased moisture levels around building foundations and walls can create the moist soil that termites thrive in. Furthermore, because of the erroneous belief that termites can’t live here, construction in Colorado has been lax in the past regarding termite-proofing. Disregarding termites as a non-threat, contractors and homeowners alike have used less-than-favorable building standards that have resulted in the wood to ground contact that termites delight in. Other sources for termite populations include dead tree roots, firewood piles, exposed building elements and buried fence posts.
A professional home inspection is the best way to protect yourself against the damage of termites, as by the time you actually see them, the damage they cause can be extensive. Call for a comprehensive home inspection at 303-233-0750.