Signs of Termite Infestation

Termite infestation can cause if not hundreds, thousands of dollars in damage to a property it has chosen to invade. If you’ve failed in taking preventive measures and see signs of termites in your property, it’s best you seek the help of pest control experts to remedy the problem right away. If you need to, visit to reach out to termite control specialists who are leaders in this field.
Swarmers or discarded wings
Swarmers, also known as reproductives, are young female and male winged termites. In the springtime, after the last freeze, termite swarmers will emerge from their nest to mate and search for a new location to start a colony, which typically includes our homes. As such, termite swarmers, or their discarded wings near windowsills and doors, are often the first (and only outwardly visible) sign of a termite problem.
Mud Tubes
Subterranean termites, the most destructive termite species, build mud tubes to provide moisture while they travel between their colony and food source. Mud tubes are most often found near the home’s foundation.
Wood damage
Termites tend to eat wood from the inside out, so wood that sounds hollow when tapped often signifies a termite infestation. Homeowners should also look for blistering pieces of wood.
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Termite Droppings
Drywood termites leave behind their fecal droppings as they munch through the wood in your home. Their droppings, known as frass, are pellet-shaped, and look like heavy grains of sand or sawdust. If you find mounds of termite droppings in and around your home, you likely have a drywood termite infestation.
Swollen floors OR Peeling/Bubbling Paint
Termites like dark and moist areas. That’s why they live just below the surface of the wood and bring in moisture into their termite galleries. This moisture can often cause the wood to swell. If you have termites in your wooden floors, the floors will likely start to swell. Similarly, the moisture can also cause the paint on wooden surfaces to bubble or peel; especially if the termites have eaten all the way up to the paint layer.
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If you suspect that you have an infestation, act fast by seeking the help of termite control experts. If left untreated, you’ll be surprised that they have already eaten half of your investment and will cost you a lot of money to save and repair what is yours in the first place.

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