Signs that you Have Termites and What to Do About it

Finding termites in your home is no laughing matter. These hard-to-spot pests can easily cause hundreds, thousands, and even tens-of-thousands of dollars of damage to your home.

The best way to take action against termites is to stop them in their tracks before they get started. If you haven’t had termite problems in the past, we recommend that you put a termite prevention plan in place as soon as possible.

Here are two of our top ways to tell if you have termites invading your home.

1) Wood Damage

One of the first things that you may notice if you have termites in your home is damage to wood areas around your house. If you have seen small holes in any wooden ceilings, walls, and flooring in your house, you may have a termite infestation.

We highly recommend taking a lap around your entire house, both indoor and outdoor, to inspect all of the wooden areas of your home. Just because you found one area with a termite wood damage, does not mean that the damage stops there. Take a look at all of the places that could have damage to confirm the areas that termites could be hiding.

2) Termite Shedding

Another major indicator of a termite infestation is shedding around your home. One thing that many people don’t know about termites is that most of them only use their wings to get them from their nest to your home, or the site that they are going to colonize and feed.

While you are patrolling your home looking for wood damage, you should also be on the lookout for termite wings. Each termite has a set of four wings, and if you find clusters of wings around your home, there is a likelihood that you already have a termite infestation.

What to Do About it?

The first thing that you should do after you have spotted wood damage like this is to call your local pest control experts as soon as possible. They will be able to take a full assessment of the infestation and the damage so that they can start putting a termination and prevention strategy into place immediately.

Worried that you may have a termite infestation in your home? Contact us at Advantage Termite & Pest Control today and ask us about our termite services.

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