Information contained on this page is provided by NewsUSA, an independent third-party content provider. WorldNow and this Station make no warranties or representations in connection therewith.(NewsUSA) - They are called "silent destroyers." Able to chomp away undetected at the flooring, walls and even wallpaper of a home, termites cost U.S. homeowners approximately $5 billion in property damage each year, according to the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). This damage is not usually covered by traditional homeowners' insurance.