Pest control experts Ehrlich recently published a useful guide with everything you need to know about the most destructive pest for homeowners: termites.

The infographic “Termite Facts to Chomp On” reveals that termites cause an estimated $5 billion in property damage in the US alone and is a cost that is often not covered by most home insurance policies. One termite queen can produce almost 1,000 eggs every day and live for more than 25 years – that’s more than 9,000,000 eggs in her lifetime. This means that a queen can produce more than 30 colonies in her lifetime, and it only takes one colony to destroy a home.

Thankfully there are ways to protect your home from termite damage. These include:

  • Removing debris from against the home
  • Fixing broken roof tiles and leaking downpipes
  • Closing up foundation cracks
  • Keeping your garden mulch away from the foundations

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Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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