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Wood Destroying Insects And What You Need To Know About Them

September 20, 2021

By Hawx Pest Control

When you think of what could cause severe damage to your home, your first thought is likely an earthquake, rainstorm, or powerful wind. But did you know that wood-destroying insects are responsible for an estimated $5 billion in property damage every year? These are the wood-destroying insects to keep a lookout for this year:


The first insect that comes to mind is likely the termite, and for a good reason. They are the most common of this type of insect and cause problems for homeowners in every state except for Alaska.

carpenter ants

Carpenter ants, while still destructive, typically make their homes in cool, damp climates throughout the United States. They tunnel through wet and rotted wood to make their homes within the structure of your house. You can typically find these tunnels in window and door frames, crawl spaces, chimneys, and roofs.

wood beetles

There are several types of wood-destroying beetles, all of which are very destructive, and once an infestation begins, they are incredibly difficult to control, which is why prevention is so important. Additionally, beetles won’t only settle for the wood in the main structures of your home, but the wood that makes up your furniture, flooring, and decor as well!

To keep your home safe from all of these wood-destroying beetles, termites, and ants, it’s important that you have the information you need and a team that you can trust and rely on. At Hawx Pest Control we have teams of professionals across the country that will keep your home safe from all kinds of invasive pests, whether they destroy your wood or your lawn. Visit our website to learn more about the services we offer and give us a call at (888) 372-9514 to book an appointment.


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