Tempe Pest Control

Believe it or not, but termites can also cause damage to boats and yachts.

Boats and Yachts Made of Wood – a Termite’s Favorite


Most of the structural supports in modern wood boats are made of a softer wood such as pine. Exterior hull parts are often made of hardwoods to ensure beauty, strength, and durability.  Interior portions are made of softer wood that is easier for a termite to breakdown. Regardless, termites will readily make their homes in both the interior and exterior portions. Occasionally termites have attack more than just the wooden parts of boats and yachts – rope, canvas and even navigational charts can be damaged by a termite infestation.

Fiberglass Vessels Too!

If the entire vessel is made of fiberglass and there is no cellulose material, fiberglass vessels are not prone to termite infestation. But you should remember that any wood-based product contains cellulose, so if fiberglass vessels that have wooden backing they can still be attacked by termites.

How to Treat Termite Infested Boats and Yachts

Treating infested boats and yachts can be difficult. Because these vessels are usually on or near the water, extreme care needs to be taken to ensure the protection of the waters. Boats and yachts that are able to be removed from the water are able to be treated with a few various methods. Additionally, any treatments done to the vessel need to be inspected by a marine architect or other specialist to ensure that the repairs do not affect the vessel’s ability to be put back in the water.

Tempe Termites

Contact Info:
Termite Control Arizona
1753 E BROADWAY, STE #101
TEMPE, AZ 85282
(480) 630-3019