Termites are known to be “silent destroyers.” The pest can cause serious property damage to your home when not treated. If you have termite concerns, you will need the help of a pest control specialist to look into your home and assess the damage that has been done by this pest.
You will spend some money to get pest control service but that is better compared to the damage these termites would bring to your property when ignored.
Signs your home is infested by termites
Swarmers. Have you seen swarmers lately? These are young and male winged termites that will show themselves away from their nest to search for a new location and start a new colony. When they do, their next target may be your home. Search for discarded wings near doors and windows as this can be a first sign that they have already entered your property.
Mud tubes. The most destructive termite species is the subterranean termites since they create mud tubes inside the wood so that moisture can enter inside. They will continually consume the wood until you finally notice their presence.
Wood damage. Wood that has been damaged by these pests will become hollow when tapped as they consume the wood from inside and out.
What to do when you find termite infestation
Immediate action is important when you discover that your home has a termite infestation. But instead of doing it on your own, make sure to call a professional exterminator to get rid of them. Keep in mind that termites create tunnels and tunnels of colonies. So even if you get rid of their one colony, there may be more colonies inside that you don’t know.
A professional pest control service has all the right equipment in finding these pests where they nest. Also, they have all the right knowledge in using the right pesticides that are safe for your home. So make sure to find the right one and get rid of your termite problems right away.