Termite Damaged Patio Beam

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This termite damaged beam was cut off the end of a support header on an exterior patio cover in located in Anaheim, CA. Drywood termites had eaten the beam from the inside out. The entire beam had to be replaced as well as several support posts and rafters. Homes located in Orange County need regular inspections to keep this kind of damage from occurring. A little bit of prevention goes a long way when it comes to termites. If the infestation in this beam was treated with orange oil at its beginning stages all that costly damage could have been avoided.