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The Correlation Between Mold and Insect Infestation
Written by Susan Lillard   
Tuesday, 10 January 2012 20:40

As we previously discussed, mold is synonymous with dry rot.  Dry rot is like ambrosia to insects such as termites and silverfish.  This is especially true in crawl spaces.

Homes constructed primarily of wood are not the only structures threatened by termite activity (as these insects are capable of traversing through plaster, metal siding and more). Termites then feed on cabinets, floors, ceilings and wooden furniture within these homes.

Silverfish are more difficult to spot. Silverfish commonly eat glue and wallpaper paste. Finding damage to your wallpaper is a common trait of a silverfish infestation. They are also known to digest linens and cotton, which make the closets in your home and the clothes inside them wonderful targets for a silverfish infestation.  They are nocturnal and prefer a damp environment.

For these reasons it is wise to have a mold and/or inspect inspection if you suspect you are experiencing any of these problems.

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