What are the signs of termites? Termite season is coming soon and we want you to be prepared and know what to look for. We offer termite control services in the Rockwall area and encounter termites on a regular basis. With termite season coming up, it is important to know the signs of termites in your home.
Experts estimate that a total of $5 billion in property damage is caused every year by termites. This damage is typically not covered by insurance policies and is left to the homeowner to pay for.
Signs of Termites
Discarded termite wings. These wings can be found near doors and windows. When termites start a new colony, they fly there, but it is only for a short distance. Once they land, they remove their wings because they will never need them again. That is right, they are there to stay! Termite wings are different than ant wings, which are different in size. Termite wings are the same size and ants have different sized wings in the front and back.
Mud Tubes. Mud tubes can be seen where the ground meets your home or trees or sheds. Anything that is a possible food source, even a stack of fire wood. Since termites require certain temperatures and humidity levels, these tunnels block out cool, dry air allowing for an environment where they can thrive.
Wood Damage. This is the obvious one. Damage to wood can be found behind walls, doors and flooring. You may even see some in your attic. Termites chew through wood looking for cellulose which leaves grooves in the wood. Over time this weakens the wood and causes it to be unsafe. Looking for wood damage below the surfaces of you home is difficult and requires a pest control professional with the proper tools.
If you think you may have termites, please contact us today. We can perform a full termite inspection and determine if you have a termite problem. If you do, we can also provide termite treatments to remove and destroy the termites.