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Termite Damage to the Front Band Sill

March 11th, 2008 · No Comments

Do you know where the No # 1 spot for termites is in your house? Over eighty percent of the time we find termite damage it is in the band sill or the outermost joist adjacent to the front stoop or porch. Why is this? Its because these stoops are “dirt filled” and they also become a little bit of a trash bin during construction for spare wood pieces, food trash bags, etc. This trash or cellelose material is like prime rib for termites who are already there because it is dirt filled and that’s where the termite come from. Well after they finish that off they are headed over to your band sill. Have you crawled under your house lately and pulled the insulation back at the front porch and check for termite damage? Remeber the sooner you catch it, the better.

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