4 Things to Look for When You Expect You Have Termites

4 Things to Look for When You Expect You Have Termites
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    Although termites can stay inside your home for a long time without you knowing it, they can do a lot of damage.

    In fact, it is estimated that termites cause $5 billion in home damage each year.


That is why it is important for you to look out for signs that indicate you have termites in your home. The following is a list of things to watch for.

Damaged Wood

Wood is one of the things that termites use as a food source. That is why if you have damaged wood, then you may have termites inside of your home. The wood may also be hollow, which can be a sign that termites have been feeding on it.

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This not only is a good sign that you have a potential infestation, but it can also weaken your home.

It would be smart to get your home inspected as soon as you spot this kind of damage so that you can be sure that you aren’t letting more damage occur to your home.

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Mud Tubes

A mud tube is a small tunnel that termites make in order to protect themselves as they travel. You can usually find the mud tub in the foundation.

A mud tube is usually located near a nest. When you find something like a mud tube, you will probably need a professional to help get rid of the infestation. You will need to call termite control.

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A professional pest control company can help because they usually have the tools necessary to help get rid of termites.

This also helps because you know they will use methods that will deter repeat infestations.

It is important to note that mud tubes can create a number of problems. They can block the cool air in your home. This will make it harder to cool your home. It will also be easier for the termites to thrive in your home.

Termite Droppings

Termites will leave behind their droppings as they travel throughout your home. Termite droppings look a lot like coffee grounds or sawdust. If you have seen droppings, then you likely have a serious infestation.

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This kind of thing can be hard to spot, so it’s important to find a professional to help you if you expect this type of problem.

By getting a professional, you can be sure that you are not making a mistake and identifying it as something that it is not.


Discarded Wings

Young termites with wings are often referred to as swarmers. These swarmers typically nest in the winter and come out in the spring in order to find a mate. They often choose homes as a place to reproduce.

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Termite swarmers may also discard their wings. The wings may be the first sign that you notice if there is an infestation.

This can be an easy first sign to look for if you are worried about an infestation.

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Termites can cause serious damage to your home, so they have to be taken care of as soon as possible. Wood damage is a sign that indicates you may have a termite infestation.

You may also have mud tubes around the foundation of your home. Droppings are another sign that indicates termites are infesting your home. Additionally, you have may have the discarded wings from swarmers in your home.

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