Termites 101: Warning signs of infestation

Signs of a termite infestation usually do not occur until the infestation has reached a severe level. To minimize damage, make sure to call Pest Solutions 365 for a professional inspection and estimate when you notice any warning signs. Only $25 for a 20-minute inspection.

Termite warning signs

  • A short-lived swarm of winged insects in your home or originating from soil near your home.
  • Cracked or bubbling paint.
  • Termite droppings.
  • Wood that sounds hollow when tapped.
  • Mud tubes on exterior walls, wooden beams or in crawl spaces.
  • Discarded termite wings, similar to clear fish scales.
  • Sagging walls, similar to one might see from water damage.

What attracts termites?

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Moisture

  • Water leakage from faulty sprinklers.
  • Leaks in plumbing or roofs.
  • Condensation beneath your house.
  • Poor drainage.

Food source

  • Wood house framing.
  • Debris in crawl spaces.
  • Firewood piles.
  • Wet wood.

Temperature

  • Controlled temperatures from heating and air conditioning systems.
  • Comfortable environments help termites and rodents to thrive all year round.

Access points

  • Cracks and holes provide termites and all other pests their own personal entryway into your home.
  • Termites and pests can also be delivered right to your home through packages packaging and furniture.

When it comes to termites, out of sight doesn’t always mean out of mind. Signs of a termite infestation are difficult to spot, and many termites tunnel hundreds of feet to reach a home or feeding site.