How Do You Know If You Have Termites?

Every year, termite infestations cause billions of dollars in damage to homes, garages, office buildings, and other structures. Because termites are so small and they feed on the inside of your building, they’re very hard to detect. In fact, sometimes you won’t find them until it’s too late.

If you think you may have a termite infestation, don’t hesitate to look around entry points of your home for signs of the pest.

Some common signs of a termite infestation include:

  • Termite droppings: These look like small, wood-colored pellets and may be found around windows, in corners, along walls, and more.signs-of-termite-infestation-droppings
  • Exterior mud tubes: Mud tubes are the tunnels that termites use to get to your building. You’ll usually find these extending up the exterior walls.signs-of-termite-infestation
  • Wings: Termites shed their tiny wings near entry points to your home, so look for translucent objects that resemble small fish scales.signs-of-termite-infestation-wing
  • “Water Damage”: Though not technically water damage, signs of termite damage can be similar to water damage such as buckling wood, swollen floors, and a smell of mildew.floor-damage-termite-infestation
  • Termites: Termites usually stay hidden, but sometimes you’ll find them out and about and when there’s a few, there’s always more.winged-termite-infestation

If you discover any of these signs of termites, call our pest control company as soon as possible. We’ll send a professional out to your home or office to inspect the premises. After that, we’ll develop the best termite control plan to eliminate your problem once and for all.

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