Will the Termites Come Back to My House Again?

Termites are a common problem here in Arizona, so keep an eye out for them.

Q: If I have a concrete block home, as opposed to a wood-framed house, am I safe from having termite problems?

A: Many homeowners with block homes think that termites won’t invade their property. But that’s not true. There is still a lot of wood and cellulose in your block home that will attract termites, including the door jambs, the drywall, and the furring strips, pieces of wood that were put on top of the blocks and then used to hang the drywall. Termites can often travel up into an attic as well to feast on the wooden trusses above your ceilings.

For more do-it-yourself tips, go to rosieonthehouse.com. An Arizona home building and remodeling industry expert for 25 years, Rosie Romero is the host of the syndicated Saturday morning Rosie on the House radio program, heard locally from 8-11 a.m. on KNST-AM (790) in Tucson and KGVY-AM (1080) and -FM (100.7) in Green Valley. Call

888-767-4348.