Signs of Termites In Your Home

Every year, U.S. homeowners spend millions of dollars treating termite infestations and repairing the resulting damage. Catching and eliminating an infestation early is the best way to prevent serious damage to your home. The signs of termites in your home can be quite subtle, however, making them difficult to detect for the untrained eye. That is why it is important to get a professional termite inspection at least once a year. A termite specialist will be able to spot the signs of a termite infestation that you may have missed. The following are some of the most common signs of termites in your home:

  • Termite swarms
  • Discarded wings
  • Mud tunnels
  • Termite mazes
  • Piles of termite excrement
  • Damaged or crumbling wood
  • Warped or bubbling paint
  • Live termites

If you have noticed these or other termite damage signs on your property, it is time to seek the help of a professional, who can provide a thorough inspection and recommend the best treatment options.

Termite Prevention

Termites feed on dead wood. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what your home is made of. While you can’t remove the cellulose-containing wood that your house is built with, you can help prevent termite infestations by removing other food sources on the property. Store firewood away from the home on a raised platform. Clear away dead tree branches and remove dead tree stumps from your yard. Make sure any wood mulch used for landscaping is placed at least six to eight inches from the foundation of your home. In conjunction with liquid barriers and other termite control treatments, removing termite food sources from your property will go a long way to preventing an infestation. Call (877) 556-4131 now for more information about the signs of termites in your home or to receive a free inspection and estimate for professional termite control services from the experts at Action Termite Control.

By | 2014-10-23T20:51:14+00:00 March 18th, 2014|Termite Damage, Termite Prevention|