What's eating your house?

By Marcie Geffner - Bankrate.com

Most homeowners are familiar with termites, which are known for their ability to eat through wood, whether it be window frames, doors, stairs or other components of a house.

But other creatures can devour wood, too. Some even gobble stucco.

It might seem tempting to ignore the presence or evidence of these house-eating beasts. But certain types of termites, snails, beetles, ants and even bees can be destructive. The longer you wait, the more damage they'll cause and the more costly it will be to repair.

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