What Are the Signs of a Termite Infestation?

If your goal is to protect your home from the unthinkable so that you won’t face costly repair or replacement costs, don’t overlook the red flags of a termite infestation. When these pests get into your home, they can cause a lot of damage without warning, and you can’t afford to let them catch you off guard. Many people are shocked when they see how much trouble termites can cause, but you can avoid that situation when you arm yourself with the right information.

Discarded Wings

An overcrowded termite colony will send flying swarmers out to find a new place to infest, and you could end up on the wrong side of an invasion if you are not careful. The good news, however, is that you can spot discarded wings when swarmers are trying to take over your home. They usually shed their wings near common entry points, so you might want to look near your window seals and the bottom of your doors.

Shelter Tubes

Because they don’t like people to see them, termites will spend a lot of their time in your walls or underground, and you won’t even know they are near. On occasion, termites will need to leave the safety of their colony to search for additional food sources. Rather than exposing themselves to you and the elements, they will create shelter tubes from mud, and you can find the tubes on your home’s foundation and in your basement.

Sagging Walls and Floors

If you have missed the other signs of a termite infestation and the pests have spread, you will notice a serious problem. The termites that consume your wooden floors and walls will damage the structural integrity of your home if nothing stops them from doing so.

When that happens, your walls and floors will start to sag, and you won’t have much time at that point. You will already have a lot of problems to address, but you will still want to eliminate the pests before they inflict any more harm. While some people hope the issue will go away without intervention, they are making a mistake that will cost them a lot of money down the road.

Alvin Pest Control

If you suspect termites might be in your home and don’t want to take the risk, contact Alvin Pest Control as soon as possible. You will have access to trained and compassionate experts who care about your home and needs, and they won’t let you down. They will search for and destroy the termites that have been consuming your home, and you will smile when you see what they can do. Give us a call right away if you are ready to begin, and we look forward to hearing from you.

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