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Termites Lurking in the Molding Video

In the South we love old things – old historic homes, antiques, and family heirlooms. While we can’t all afford the historic homes or might not want the upkeep, we add elements of their character into our newer homes.
Like coveted crown molding. In fact, we pay good money for the upgrades of crown molding and extra molding framing our outside windows. Thinking, “Hey, it increases the value of my house and adds curb appeal. That’s a win win.”  Never would we dream that beautiful crown molding would be termites’ breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert!
In this video Bert the Bug Man, Palmetto Exterminators’ Graduate Entomologist, uses his infrared camera to uncover hidden termite damage behind this home’s crown molding. He also talks about noticeable signs of termite damage hidden behind walls. Bert discovers the likely source of the termite infestation showing how a small exterior moisture issue can attract Formosan Subterranean termites. At this home on Danial Island SC, moisture intrusion around the window trim was a condition conducive to a Formosan infestation.
     Even a small moisture problem can lead to a termite infestation.

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