Lawyer Handling Termite Lawsuits In Beaufort And Fripp Island
Do you suspect the presence of termites in your home in Beaufort or Fripp Island? Perhaps a contractor or pest control technician has detected evidence of termites in your home. Either way, if there’s obvious damage in or around your home, it’s important to conduct a complete inspection to determine the species of termites invading your space. Even with the existence of a termite bond, termites can make their way into a home by several means, whether through the ground or through “swarming,” which is indicative of the Formosan subterranean termite.
There are instances when home or business owners have grounds to seek legal action. For instance, suppose you recently purchased your home under the premise that it was termite-free, only to discover that it was not. Or, perhaps the pest control company has proved negligent while servicing your home for termites. For example, maybe the technician forgot to treat a particular area of the home, which led to an infestation. Even more discouraging, suppose the pest control company did not adequately disclose information to you regarding areas of high moisture in your home, which have become a magnet for termites.
As a termite bond lawsuit attorney serving Beaufort, Taylor Anderson of the Taylor Anderson Law Firm understands how frustrating and expensive it can be to deal with the aggressive nature of termites. Thus, if you’re wondering what your legal rights are, call us today for a free review of your claim. You may be entitled to seek compensation through a termite bond claim.
What Are Formosan Subterranean Termites?
Arguably the most destructive termite species, the Formosan subterranean termite can be found in homes and buildings, as well as on boats, crops and trees. While these termites nest in moist areas along the ground, they have the ability to form colonies above ground, given that the location maintains moisture. One way that they do so is by swarming, where they fly or “ride the wind” to gain access to higher places where they can create secondary colonies.
Formosan subterranean termites are no stranger to the low country of South Carolina, as well as coastal regions of Georgia and Florida. With the ability to devour huge timbers (oak, cypress and maple trees), these termites can eat through utility poles and electrical wiring, as well as cause considerable damage to ships and barges. Though some species of termites continuously return to their ground colonies, Formosan subterranean termites build satellite homes around already established colonies. Thus, if a colony is within the walls or wooden supports of a home or building, they will likely remain there, working to expand their territory. The aggressive nature of this species results in significant structural damage to homes and buildings in a few short months.
Without question, the Formosan subterranean termite is a big problem for homes and businesses, particularly in low-lying, humid areas. While annual inspections and quick treatments are key to ward off these timber pests, when the damage is done, it’s not a quick fix for homeowners. In some cases, homes may need to be stripped completely, removing the internal walls or floors.
Perhaps you live in the Beaufort or Fripp Island area, and you suspect that you have a Formosan subterranean termite infestation, despite the existence of a termite bond. Contact the Taylor Anderson Law Firm in Charleston for legal help and guidance for your next steps. As always, an evaluation of your claim is free of charge.