In March, termite industry leaders released their annual rankings of the most termite-infested cities in the United States. It is no surprise that densely populated cities in California dominated the list. 3 of the top 4 and 4 of the top 10 cities with the biggest infestation are in California. See the list for yourself below:
The 2015 list of most-infested cities include:
The rankings were generated by accumulating termite lead data from more than 300 termite specific fumigation companies throughout the country. The shows that Texas also has a high rate of termite fumigation leads.
“Termites thrive in warm, moist environments, making southern states like California, Texas and Florida the perfect environment for their destructive behavior,” said Doug Webb, Terminix technical specialist and expert on wood-destroying insects. “But living elsewhere doesn’t mean you’re safe. Termites are active in all 50 states except Alaska, and regularly cause thousands of dollars of uninsured damage across the country.”
The average damage caused by termite infestations is $8,184. Most of the time, this damage is not covered by homeowners insurance.