Spotting the signs of termite infestation in early spring is vital for your home. Termite infestation can be severely damaging to the structural stability of a house or a building, without anyone knowing before it is too late. Termites cause as much as $5 billion worth of damage each year – truly one of costly loss anyone doesn’t ever want to experience.
Thus, taking note of possible infestation signs is of utmost importance.
What could be lurking behind your walls?
Termites are one of those pests that emerge from their overwintering spots during the arrival of warm weather. Anytime, they can get access to your house and start building their colony without you noticing until fatal damage has been done.
Indeed, for the most part, we don’t put much attention to our walls, but what could be lurking behind them could bring us major destruction. Take a close watch, follow pest preventative advice, and only trust a professional pest control to keep your property safe from destructive termites all year round.
Keep a close watch of these termite signs:
Watch out for swarmers around your area. These are winged female termites that often invade home during springtime. They are out seeking potential places and buildings that have sustained damage from severe weather conditions to build their new colony. Once a swarmer finds your home as a good fit, more likely the rest of the colony will follow.
They’re attracted to lights. You might have encountered them swarming around street lights, or around your lamplight at your porch or balcony.
Next sign is discarded wings. This is often the first noticeable sign of a termite infestation. These wings are often found near doors and windowsills.
Thirdly, look for rotting wood. Termites eat wood from the inside out. You can tap a wooden post inside and outside your home. The hollow sound signifies a termite infestation.
Also, termites produce wood-colored droppings from the wood they ate. These look like small pellets homeowners mostly find in a small pile or scattered on the floor.
Lastly, the most obvious sign of termite infestation is the mud tunnels. Termites build these tunnels from wood and dirt, which serve as their protected road to travel around your property in search of food source.
Pro Tip: It is highly recommended to have a licensed pest control professional perform a rigorous termite inspection at your property to keep it safe from termites.
Trusted Pest Management helps you out with all your termite protection. Our pest experts have experience performing thorough termites control procedures in both residential and commercial properties. Your home is our concern as well!
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