Termite infestation is every home owner’s nightmare. These creatures can live and cause damage inside your home or property for the longest time before you can even detect them.
Therefore, to avoid termite problems, it is best to be proactive about keeping them completely out of your home.
And what better way to do that than by looking out for the signs of their presence and maintaining a periodic termite inspection and protection plan?
Check out for these signs:
- Damaged wood
Subterranean termites are silent intruders that may inhabit your subfloors and damage it. As a result of this damage, your wood flooring will appear as if it has water damage. Some other termites can create holes on your wood flooring, even drywalls when they chew on them in search of cellulose.
- Evidence of broken wings
You can come across broken wings of termites on most access points of your home such as windows and doors. This happens when they leave to find a mating place and when they land, they twist off their wings because they will no longer need them. This is a major red flag that you should respond to as soon as possible.
- Mud tubes
Subterranean termites usually build mud tubes as shelter to protect their colonies. You’re likely to find these mud tubes at the foundation of your home.
- Presence of termite droppings
After they consume the wood structures, termites tend to leave behind their droppings which look like molds of pellets that resemble sawdust or coffee grounds.
If you notice these signs anywhere around your property, it is wise to schedule a termite inspection.
Do not wait to see a termite first to call for inspection since they can go unnoticed and by the time you realize, the damage is already done.