U.S. homeowners spend billions of dollars each year for control methods and repairs for damage caused by termites. These wood-destroying insects can live in the soil underground and inside wooden structures.
Termites are often called “silent destroyers,” since they can thrive inside your home without noticeable signs of damage. Unfortunately, once termite activity is visible, your home may have already sustained significant damage from these pests.
Termites damage approximately 600,000 homes in the U.S. each year.
U.S. residents spend an estimated $5 billion annually to control termites and repair termite damage.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, U.S. residents spend at least $1 billion on termite control and repairs each year. Some experts estimate the number is closer to $2 billion
Homeowners often question the likelihood that their homes will be infested by termites. One of the easiest ways to understand your risk is to look at the Termite Infestation Probability Map created by the International Residential Code. This map illustrates the areas that are more prone to termite infestations based on termite activity levels.