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What Are the Signs of a Termite Infestation?
More often than not, you’ll see the effects of termites before you see the termites themselves. Termites tend to nest deep within the structure of a home, and once the colony has matured they’ll start to leave behind some serious damage. You don’t want adult termites to eat away at the structure of your home unimpeded, so it’s important to know the signs of their presence. You might have a termite infestation if you’ve seen:
- Termite droppings
- Damaged/hollow wood
- Piles of discarded wings
- Swarmer termites in or around the house
- Mud tubes along the concrete foundation
- Blisters in wood flooring
- Cracked or bubbling paint
- Small holes in the drywall
When you call an extermination company like Bug Out to treat your termites, they’ll be looking for all of these signs, as well as evidence of termite activity and termite damage as a whole.
Termites might like to hide deep in the wood of your home, but that doesn’t mean there’s no way to recognize their presence. All pests leave some signs of their existence in the homes and structure they post up in, and termites are no different.
You might see swarmers, winged termites searching for mates and a new place to nest in. Or there could be droppings, otherwise known as frass, that look like tiny pellets. There may even be piles of discarded wings left in the corners of your home. But by far the easiest way to determine if you have termites is through signs of termite damage.
There is major termite damage as well as other symptoms that are more mild to moderate, and it can make all the difference to know the early signs before they get worse. Wood blisters could be from water damage, or it could be the product of subterranean termites feeding underneath the surface. And as their presence results in more moisture in the home, you may notice your doors and windows warping in their frames, making them harder to open.
If you ignore or miss these signs it could result in bulging walls and completely hollowed sections of wood. You don’t want that to happen, and with Bug Out it doesn’t have to.
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Do I Have a Termite Infestation?
If you see anything like the signs listed above, that’s more than enough to call the team at Bug Out. Our termite experts know exactly what to look for when it comes to potential infestations. You can even schedule annual inspections to make sure we wipe out any termite activity before they have a chance to mature.