Termites are a big problem for homeowners, as they can cause structural damage to your home. Termites cause billions of dollars worth of damage every year in the US alone, and can be difficult to get rid of. Read this article to learn how to identify the problem and what to do about it.
How to know if you have termites
Termite workers are small and look almost like pale or white ants. They can be hard to spot, but there are other symptoms of a termite infestation as well:
- Waste – termite droppings look like small, wood-colored pellets
- Changes in floors or walls – you can see changes in wallpaper, buckling in the walls, swollen-looking floors, or visible tubes where the termites have eaten away at surfaces.
- Wings – termites discard their wings once they’ve found a place to nest. They look like tiny scales.
- Holes – small holes in wooden walls or furniture are a telltale sign of termites
What to do if you have termites
Before you consider repairing the damage caused by the infestation, it’s important to know that your termite problem has been completely eradicated. Call a qualified pest removal service for an inspection, and they can assess the extent of your problem. A pest control specialist will also be able to help you identify areas of your home that may be susceptible to infestation in the future, so even if you don’t currently have an issue, it’s always helpful to get regular inspections.
After your pest problem has been taken care of it’s important to repair the damaged parts of your home to prevent further structural damage, and to assess what caused your termite problem in the first place. If you suspect you have a termite problem, contact Pest Solutions Termite & Pest Control for an assessment.