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What are your home’s chances of being attacked?  University of Florida researchers Dina Richman and Dr. Phil Koehler developed this test to help homeowners determine termite infestation potential.  The test obviously can’t prove whether or not you have termites in your home, but it is designed to alert you to your property’s risk factors.  A professional inspection will always give you the most accurate and specific information about your home.

1. Is your home a wood frame on slab 6 inches thick or less?   Yes   No  
2. Do you have wooden fence posts within 2 feet of the foundation?   Yes   No  
3. Do you have wooden siding?   Yes   No  
4. Do you store firewood within 2 feet of the foundation?   Yes   No  
5. Do your sprinklers wet your walls?   Yes   No  
6. Are sprinkler heads within 2 feet of the foundation?   Yes   No  
7. Is your home without gutters?   Yes   No  
8. If you have gutters, do they discharge within 2 feet of the foundation?   Yes   No  
9. Does your AC drip line discharge within 2 feet of the foundation?   Yes   No  
10. Do you use mulch? (pea gravel, wood chips, pine needles, leaves)   Yes   No  
11. Is the inspection gap between the stucco/siding and the soil less than 6 inches or absent?
  Yes   No  
12. Do you have stucco extending below grade?   Yes   No  
13. Do you have trees or shrubs within 2 feet of the foundation?   Yes   No  
14. Do you have irrigation or lighting lines within 2 feet of the foundation?   Yes   No  
15. In which region of the country do you live (see map)?

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