At Old Pueblo Insurance, serving the Tucson and Oro Valley, AZ areas, we know all about termites and what they can do to your house, value, and insurance.
Homeowners insurance doesn’t cover termite damage. However, it can cover damage to things, like electronics, covered by homeowners insurance that is caused by a collapsing structure, such as a wall or a roof that had the termite damage.
The good news is termite damage can be prevented with regular maintenance and inspections. Protecting your home can not only keep your family safe, but it can save you thousands of dollars.
- There are 45 kinds of termites in the U.S.
- Termites are social insects. So, if you see one, he has friends.
- Termites live in dark places.
- In recorded history, termites have never developed resistance to any pesticide.
It’s always advisable to have a professional inspect your house, but there are three main signs you can look for on a monthly walk around your house.
Check for the three top signs of termites moving in with you.
It seems obvious, but termites are after wood. If you see long tubes in wood near the ground or trees nearby, it might be termites
Mud Tubes and Tunnels
Wherever the land meets your house, you could find mud tubes the size of pencils.
Near the ground, if you find a pile of discarded wings, this is a sure sign a swarm has moved in and colonized.
Old Pueblo Insurance, serving Tucson and Oro Valley, AZ, is there to answer any questions you might have about your homeowner’s insurance and what is covered. Give us a friendly call for details