Get termite inspection before hurricane season, study says

May 24, 2018

The start of hurricane season is just days away, and Florida residents might want to add one more thing to their preparation list: a termite inspection.

Termite damage in houses and trees can leave homes vulnerable to suffering even more damage during high winds, according to a recent study published in the Florida Entomologist journal.

Termites pose a double-threat: They can make trees more likely to collapse onto structures during a storm, and weaken the structures themselves before a major storm hits.

READ FULL STORY by Laurel Demkovich, Times Staff Writer