Exploring The Benefits Of Hiring Pest Control Experts

Exploring The Benefits Of Hiring Pest Control Experts

Common Indications Of A Residential Termite Infestation

Evan Patterson

One reason termites are such a pest for homeowners is they can eat their way through a lot of your home before you ever see a single insect.

Thankfully, if you know what to look for, there are many visible signs of termite infestation that can be seen even if you never see the insects, including:

Mud Tubes Around the Home's Foundation

Termites traveling between your home and the soil will use mud tubes. Termites build mud tubes to travel in stealth mode and remove waste products. When you see termite mud tubes around your home's foundation, this is always a sign they are inside eating away.

Bubbling or Peeling Paint

Inside your walls, underneath the sheetrock, are wood studs. When termites start eating the wood studs, it degrades their structural integrity. As the sheetrock slowly moves, it causes paint and wallpaper to bubble and peel. You can poke the area with a screwdriver to determine if wall studs are damaged behind the sheetrock. If the screwdriver easily goes through the drywall, this is a tell-tale sign of dry rot or termite damage.

Hollow Sounding Wood

The rafters, floor joists, wall studs, and all other lumber used in the construction of your home should be as solid as the day they were installed. Boards with internal termite damage will sound hollow when you knock on them because they are. The termites have eaten the interior wood. If you suspect a board has termite damage, you can knock to see if it sounds hollow. If so, then follow up with the screwdriver test.

Shed Termite Wings

Unlike many other flying insects, termites can shed their wings at will. Often, when you have an infestation of termites, the swarmers will shed their wings because they live within walking distance of their food source. If you start finding insect wings, especially inside your home, it's time to start considering you might have a termite infestation. 

Outdoor Swarms of Termites

Nature is all around, and that includes termites. Just as you may see bees flies flying around your yard, you may also see termites. Seeing a termite in and of itself is not a problem. However, if you see outdoor swarms of termites in the early morning or the evening near your home, it could indicate a problem for your home.

In conclusion, if you see swarms of termites or notice any other termite infestation indications above,  it's advisable to call a local pest control company for a termite inspection.  

For more info, contact a local pest control company. 


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