Termites are known as the unseen pest for good reason. They are elusive and rarely travel out in the open. They build elaborate shelter tubes to travel to food sources. They form mazes just under the surface of your walls so as not to be seen. Because they are so elusive, many homeowners who have serious infestations may not even know they have a termite problem. Below is some useful termite information that all homeowners should know in order to be able to spot the signs of a termite infestation and begin treating it as soon as possible.
Signs of Termites
Termites behave in certain ways that make signs of their presence easy to spot – but only if you know what you’re looking for. Some of the most common signs of termites include:
- Swarms of insects
- Discarded termite wings
- Shelter tubes
- Mazes on walls, ceilings and floors
- Small piles of sawdust-like termite droppings
- Chipped, warped or bubbling paint
- Hollow wood that crumbles when gently tapped
If you see these signs – or actually see a live termite in your home or yard – you need to call a termite specialist right away. Termite damage costs U.S. homeowners billions of dollars every year. To limit the damage to your home, you need to get prompt termite treatment from a professional exterminator.
Termite Treatment Options
There are several termite treatment options available to you when you work with a termite control company. After inspecting your home and yard to determine the species of termite infesting your property and the age and number of the colonies, a professional may recommend chemical barrier treatments, liquid injections into the timber of your home, baiting systems and other treatments for termites. Once the infestation is removed, a specialist will also provide tips for preventing future infestations. For more termite information or to schedule an appointment for a FREE home inspection from the termite specialists at ACTION Termite Control, call (877) 556-4131 today.