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Tips for Crawl Space Termite Damage in Wilmington Prevention and Identification

At Crawlspace Medic®, we have years of experience repairing crawl spaces. Our experience includes repair and restoration of crawl space termite damage, so we know how much of a nightmare termites can be for local homeowners.

While there’s no simple way to termite-proof the wood components of your home, there are ways you can safeguard against damage. Below are our top pieces of advice for homeowners in the Wilmington area on how to prevent damage from termites, as well as how to spot any termite damage early to prevent an infestation.

Preventing Crawl Space Termite Damage in Wilmington

No matter how hard you try to prevent it, termites will find a way to access the lumber in your crawl space. If you can’t control access, the next-best thing you can do is control the environment within your crawl space.

Termites thrive in damp areas, and they love to pig out on moist, moldy pieces of rotted wood. They aren’t big fans of dry conditions and healthy wood. So if you’re able to control the humidity and dampness within your crawl space, you’ll reduce the chances of termites selecting your home for their next colony.

If you are a homeowners in the Wilmington area looking for ways to control crawl space moisture and prevent damage from termites, contact our at Crawlspace Medic®. We offer a number of tips, solutions, and systems that can help you keep moisture levels in your crawl space at a healthy level.

Identifying Crawl Space Termite Damage in Wilmington

No matter how careful you are, there’s no guarantee that you’ll prevent a termite infestation. If an infestation occurs, it could be hard to spot. That gives termites the opportunity to wreak untold damage on your crawl space and potentially other parts of your home.

Reducing the cost of termite damage requires identifying the infestation as early as you possibly can. We recommend that homeowners in the Wilmington area conduct a crawl space inspection on a twice-yearly basis to check for signs of termite infestation and other forms of crawl space damage. You can call Wilmington’s crawl space experts at Crawlspace Medic® to perform routine inspections on your behalf.

Here are the key signs of termite damage that you should look for when inspecting your crawl space:

  • Mud tunnels built off wood or emerging out of the ground
  • Termite wings or dead termites
  • Small holes in the surface of wood
  • Hollow sound (when you knock on wood with a screwdriver handle)
  • Swarming termites (typically around a light source)
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Contact Your Termite Damage Repair Experts in Wilmington

If you find any of these signs in you home in the Wilmington area, we suggest you call our termite damage experts at Crawlspace Medic® immediately. The sooner action is taken, the less it will cost to repair and restore your crawl space.

Crawlspace Medic® provides crawl space repairs and restoration for termite damage throughout the Wilmington area, including Leland, Southport, Castle Hayne, Rocky Point, Hampstead, and the surrounding beach communities.

Learn more about our termite damage crawl space repairs and schedule a consultation by calling our Wilmington office at (910) 726-9424.