Living With Termites

Termites Collapse House

Termites Collapse House
Photo: WDSU

Termites are cryptic and can cause unseen damage to a house. Termites will on occasion, abandon one site and move to another. In the case of a New Orleans house, inspectors found termite damage that needed repair. When the contractor was repairing the house, the roof was braced for the repair. Unfortunately, unseen termite damage to the house near the roof caused the bracing to fail with the collapse of the roof and house. The house is a total loss. Fortunately, no one was injured.

About jjneal

Jonathan Neal is an Associate Professor of Entomology at Purdue University and author of the textbook, Living With Insects (2010). This blog is a forum to communicate about the intersection of insects with people and policy. This is a personal blog. The opinions and materials posted here are those of the author and are in no way connected with those of my employer.
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