When you think about bugs that can damage your home, what is the first one that comes to mind? Most likely you thought of termites. While this is only one of many WDO (Wood Destroying Organisms) that homeowners could be dealing with, termites can definitely be very damaging, especially because of the fact that a termite infestation can go on for several years undetected. Some homeowners even bring them home without realizing it by stacking firewood near their home or grabbing some old pallets from somewhere for a future project.
One way to protect yourself is by making sure that wooden objects are stored away from the home. You should also make sure that there is no wood siding or anything else that could be used as an entry point into the structure near the ground. Sometimes you will even be able to find the tunnels that termites construct to get to a wooden feature. Sometimes knocking on your walls will let you observe saw-dust falling out, indicating that there is an infestation.
Termites should be dealt with as soon as possible to minimize the damage they do.