Most people don’t even realize they have a termite infestation until it’s too late. By the time they discover the termites, they have caused thousands of dollars in damages.
These invasive insects chew through a variety of materials and cause damage wherever they go. In the wild, termites help to eliminate dead trees and plant matter across the forest floor.
Common Signs of Termites
- Frass: Also known as termite droppings
- Bubbling Paint: Bubbling paint is a common sign of termites due to the moisture build up.
- Wood Damage: Termites feed on wood, look for damage.
- Hollow Sound: If you tap wood and it sounds hollow odds are termites ate their way through.
- Mud Paths: Termites travel paths, often found near a home’s foundation.
How to Prevent a Termite Infestation
Keep Wood Away from Your Home
Stacks of wood are known to attract termites so keep them a good distance away from the structure of your home. Clear your roof of any overhanging trees where termites might travel from.
Inspect For Entry Points
Termites are attracted to moisture and wood. If you have leaky pipes they may swarm near your home and eventually feed on your home’s structure. Inspect your home for cracks in the foundation or leaky pipes to make sure termites don’t have an easy access point.
Call a Termite Exterminator
Termites cause billions of dollars worth of damages to home and business structures every year. If you see a termite in your home don’t leave it to chance call an exterminator right away for an inspection. When your home is on the line, it is better safe than sorry.
Termite Control – Alvin Pest Control
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