Can termites infest my house from furniture?
A user submitted this question:
"I brought a desk to my house from work that they didn't want because it was old, but a few months ago they had termites I think. The building was treated. If they didn't get the desk, can termites get in through that? It's not made of solid wood."
Yes, termites can invade your house through used furniture.
In fact, furniture is actually one of the most common ways of spreading them around the country, and is how many species of termites get into new regions that they aren't native to.
Some kinds of termites can't live in furniture (subterranean), but a specific kind of termite called the drywood termite actually builds colonies in furniture fairly frequently.
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