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Termites

Home & Property Review Inc. can also perform Termite and other Wood Destroying inspections.

Termites are active throughout the state of Illinois and Indiana.

There are mainly two types of Termites in Illinois.
Subterranean termites are known to cause damage to homes in Illinois and Indiana.

Drywood termites are not native to the area, but are known to survive within the states.

When Do Termites Swarm?
Generally, termites swarm on a warm day after a rainfall in the spring and fall. Swarms may occur during the winter in heated buildings.

More Information about Termites in Illinois
According to Termite Infestation Probability Zones (TIP Zones), Illinois is located in TIP Zone #2 (moderate to heavy), which means the potential for termite damage is considered significant. Areas with higher probabilities for activity require more termite control measures to meet International Residential Code building standards for new homes than areas with less frequent activity.

More Information about Termites in Illinois
Although drywood termites are not well established in Illinois, it is possible for this species to travel in wooden objects, such as furniture and wine crates, and establish colonies in the state. Drywood termites have been found in areas far from their native habitats. A licensed termite inspector can help identify species not native to the state.

In states like Illinois where termites are fairly active and widespread, it is essential to maintain an effective termite prevention and control program. If you own a home give us a call for methods to help protect your home from termite infestations and damage.

 

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