Termite usually starts to peak in the spring when swarms of wood-destroying insects emerge from their colonies to build new nests. And as a homeowner, you must know if you have termites in your property. Recognizing termite issues early can help you save thousands of dollars in repair and extermination.
Even if these insects are small, they can create an awfully big mess. If they find their way into your home and sets up a place, that’s an infestation necessary to deal with. If one finds a crack and tastes wood, they may bring it back to the colony, leaving a trail others can follow.
To know if you have a termite infestation, look for the following signs:
1. Stuck Windows or Doors
Did you notice a window or door that feels stuck or suddenly turned harder to open or close? This can be an early sign of termite. These insects target locations like doorframes and windows, where wood is exposed and easier to access. So, look for damaged wood containing dried dirt to identify if you have termites.
2. Mud Tubes
Termites build tubes for extra protection and moisture. They are usually found on walls, floors, beams, exterior walls, and basements. But luckily, they are easier to spot and you should call a pest control professional to take necessary action.
You might see swarmers, wing adult termites that fly away in groups. They don’t live for long indoors, so you might find dead swarmers near entryways and windowsills.
4. Termite Droppings
While termites do leave sawdust-like droppings, you may not see droppings inside of wood. Only frass from dry wood termites is visible to humans.
If you encounter any of these signs of termites in your home, schedule an immediate inspection with pest control experts at Coastal Termite and Pest Control. Termites can cause huge damage in a short span. If you live in the coast region, call us for a termite inspection and we will give you all information to make a wise decision.